Park Royal Cinemas

1086 Park Royal South,
West Vancouver, BC

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rivest266
rivest266 on February 9, 2014 at 1:21 pm

January 5th, 1966 grand opening ad has been uploaded in the photo section.

rl_83
rl_83 on July 21, 2013 at 8:03 pm

The cost of the land is probably what’s holding back any new multiplex builds. Cineplex I heard wants to open a new complex in West Vancouver.

Esplanade IMO, the bottom level at least, could be converted to stadium seating with some effort. They would lose a lot of seats but it could be done.

BCexpatriate
BCexpatriate on June 7, 2013 at 6:29 am

Having grown up in North Vancouver, this is the theater I went to the most (there was no movie theater in North Vancouver until Park & Tilford opened). I saw most of the Disney classics at this theater, including ‘Sleeping Beauty’, ‘Bambi’, ‘Pinocchio’, ‘The Jungle Book’, ‘Cinderella’ and ‘The Aristocats’ here, in addition to such 80s classics as ‘The Empire Strikes Back’, ‘Gremlins’, and ‘Superman II’. I was disgusted by Park Royal Management’s decision to demolish this theater & the bowling alley next to it, to replace them with ugly ‘big box’ stores – some of which lasted only a short time!

telliott
telliott on June 6, 2013 at 4:28 pm

I’ve always found it amazing that after all these years, the north shore has not had a modern multiplex with stadium seating and all the bells and whistles. I like the Esplanade and Park & Tilford but would have thought that there would have been a SilverCity type theatre long before this.

MickeyDeez79
MickeyDeez79 on June 6, 2013 at 1:57 pm

There are talks about a new Park Royal Movie theatre due late 2013.