Meadowlark Theatre

156th Street NW and 87th Avenue NW,
Edmonton, AB T5R 1Y5

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The Meadowlark Cinerama Theatre was opened on December 25, 1969 with Maximillian Schell in “Krakatoa, East of Java” presented in Cinerama. Located at the Meadowlark Shopping Centre, it was operated by the National General Corporation. The 778-seat single-screen house was used for Cinerama presentations for its first year. The curved louvered screen was 50ft wide and 25ft high.

Canadian Theatres took over the Meadowlark in 1974, followed by Odeon on 1978 and then Cineplex Odeon in 1984. The Meadowlark closed in 1992 and was demolished later that year.

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ScreenClassic
ScreenClassic on October 5, 2014 at 4:36 am

Status should be listed as demolished. The Meadowlark was torn down in 1992, as shown in these photos:

Demolition of the Meadowlark Cinerama Meadowlark Cinerama demolition 1992 – 1 Meadowlark Cinerama demolition 1992 – 2

Jeff1976
Jeff1976 on November 16, 2014 at 10:39 am

I have fond memories of renting this theatre out with my air cadet squadron, to run a triple feature Indian Jones marathon.

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