Shopper's World Cinema

499 Main Street S,
Brampton, ON L6Y 1N7

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Operating from the mall’s opening in 1969, this single-screen theater was in operation until the mid-to-late 1980’s. It was located in the southwest corner of the mall, across from K-Mart, accessed by the mall entrance. The box office was located next to the Big Boy restaurant.

Upon closing, the theater was gutted and renovated into a video store. The projectionist’s booth was converted into the manager’s office. The theater was reportedly haunted, and the manager of the video store reported various paranormal activities through his tenure.

Today, there is nothing to give any indication that the theater ever existed in this location. The property is now occupied by a Canadian Tire store.

Contributed by Joe

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truenorthstrongnfree
truenorthstrongnfree on April 15, 2014 at 1:15 pm

Movies that I saw here that stuck with me over the years, The Mysterious Monsters (a documentary from Sun Classic Pictures on bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster and the Abominable Snowman), The Last Starfighter, E.T., and Where the Red Fern Grows.

I didn’t see many movies here, as it was across town. By the time I was going to the movies by myself, I would either walk to the Bramalea City Center or drive with friends here. I remember the feeling of driving across town to a single-screen cinema, only to find that the show you wanted to see was sold out.

Toward the end of their run, this theater would show many double-features in an attempt to improve business. The final movie shown here was a rather rowdy midnight showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Rumor has it many in the audience knew this was the final show, and took to “assisting” in the demolition, tearing the seats from the floor.

BramptonBill
BramptonBill on February 26, 2018 at 7:25 pm

A remember my sister taking me to see Dumbo at ‘Shoppers’ Cinema' once upon a time. She and her friends would later go to see ‘The Legend of Boggy Creek’ – so popular it was “held over”.

A few years later my brother took me to see Star Wars there when I was 13.

In later years, I recall seeing Monty Python’s – The Meaning of Life, Blue Thunder and Creator. This period is noteworthy for me as I always bumped into an old high school friend there each time I went.

I was also a frequent customer of the Jumbo video store that eventually took the cinema’s place. If only for the free popcorn.

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