Ciné-Parc Dollard

2, rue Lake,
Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC H9B 3H9

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This was opened by United Amusements (Cinémas Unis) on December 25th, 1971 as the only drive-in to open on the island of Montreal with two screens, one English and one French. In the mid-1970’s the French screen switched over to English movies. For the 1981 season, the lot was reconfigured into four screens with space for 2,200 cars. Its last season was in 1986 when the land became too valuable for an drive-in.

The address given is for an current building on the site.

Contributed by Mike Rivest

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ohserase
ohserase on January 26, 2012 at 2:36 pm

I loved this drive-in. I used to go often in the late 70’s and early 80’s with my parents and sister. My earliest memory was a “Charlie Brown” movie with the gangster spoof “Bugsy Malone” in June 1977. Others I saw were “Oh God”, “Moonraker”, “Grease”, “American Hot Wax”, “101 Dalmations” “Hardly Working”, “Bear Island”, “Revenge of the Pink Panther”, “The Outsiders” with “National Lampoon’s Vacation” and the last films I saw there were “Police Academy” with “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome” in 1985. I bugged my dad to take me to see “Aliens” in 1986 but he brought me to the Dorval cinema instead. My favourite memories of childhood was being at this drive-in. I really miss it. Does anyone out there have photos, or maybe even video of the drive-in? I went to the site in June 2011, and it is now filled with buildings, a soccer field where screen 2 used to be. Very sad that it is completely erased from the site. It was the best drive-in in Montreal, as it was for the English speaking.

mjutras
mjutras on May 14, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Wow, this brings me back some good memories. I worked there in 1979, I was the gate boy, hiding in my car at the exit waiting for people to sneak in through the exit to catch them. I also cleaned up the fields and got myself a 12 pack every day with the empty beer bottles I collected while cleaning. I had lots of fun that summer, one of the best of my young times. Unfortunately I have no pictures, all I have is good memories.

rivest266
rivest266 on February 22, 2014 at 4:03 pm

Close-up of the drive-in from an topographic map in the photo section came from http://services.banq.qc.ca/sdx/cep/document.xsp?id=0002676593

rivest266
rivest266 on February 27, 2014 at 4:08 pm

Also uploaded an aerial of the drive-in

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