Silver City Coquitlam Cinemas

180 Schoolhouse Street,
Coquitlam, BC V3K 4X9

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Famous Players opened this 20 screen cinema on December 18, 1998. Seating is listed at 4,534 with the smallest auditorium seating 150 and the largest 450. This was the largest cinema screen-wise that Famous Players opened. One screen was the first to use digital projections in Canada.

Cineplex Odeon now operates this cinema after taking over in 2005.

Contributed by Chuck

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CSWalczak on January 16, 2011 at 10:13 am

There a re pictures on its page at CinemaTour:

Jason Whyte
Jason Whyte on April 28, 2011 at 10:51 am

“One screen was the first to use digital projections in Canada.” Silvercity Riverport had the first DLP installation (they ran Star Wars: Episode II on Cinema #5). I think Coquitlam’s came a few years later.

Mind you, this location will probably be all-digital by year end.

Jason Whyte
Jason Whyte on December 22, 2011 at 10:49 pm

Update: Complex is all digital now, and one screen has been renovated to the Ultra AVX system.

Jason Whyte
Jason Whyte on January 9, 2012 at 9:27 pm

Further update: Five of the 20 screens are now converted to the Cineplex VIP experience. Leather couches, bar and in-seat service. Tix are $19.50 ($22.50 for 3D movies).


MickeyDeez79 on February 3, 2013 at 12:17 am

I only recall being here once, but man, what a nostalgic time. I remember being here during the release of the Matrix and Message in a Bottle. Every time I pass this area, from that time to this day, I get so excited. Even this picture is entrancing. I’d like to see a movie in this theater one day, if only I know how to get here by bus.

rivest266 on February 9, 2014 at 1:45 pm

December 18th, 1998 grand opening ad can now be found in the photo section.

rivest266 on November 26, 2018 at 4:33 pm

This opened on December 18th along with the SilverCity Riverport Expansion of 6 more screens and an IMAX theatre as well as the Cineplex Odeon The Grande at Strawberry Hill 12. In 2016 this became the Cineplex Coquitlam. Grand opening ad posted.


rivest266 on November 26, 2018 at 4:34 pm

Same commercial, different theatre name.

SilverPlaqueVII on January 8, 2020 at 11:44 am

And to add Mikey, that theatre gained a new label: Cineplex Cinemas Coquitlam and VIP.

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