Seville Theatre

1255 Rue Sainte Catherine Ouest,
Montreal, QC H3G 1P3

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Coate on March 18, 2015 at 12:30 pm

“The Sound of Music” premiered at the Seville 50 years ago today. With a reserved-seat run of 98 weeks, do you think it is the long-run record holder for this venue?

Also, on a related note, I would like to mention my new 50th anniversary retrospective for “The Sound of Music” can be read here.

rivest266 on March 6, 2014 at 6:07 pm

March 22nd, 1929 grand opening ad in photo section.

Torontonian on October 5, 2010 at 9:29 pm

The Seville is in demolition as of today. (Oct 5, 2010).
The website has an article about the
demolition. A browse under the “category” may reveal
more about other cinemas and theatres.

Spacing Montreal’s site is:

There are other Spacing links for Toronto, Ottawa and

Azzaelea on August 28, 2010 at 1:15 am

From the blog: “The demolition of the former site of the Seville theatre began officially on Tuesday, June 8, 2010. A press conference was held in downtown Montreal, on the site of the future housing project, at the corner of Sainte-Catherine and Chomedey Sts. Mayor Gérald Tremblay, the president of Claridge and Jacques Vincent, co-president of Prével, have each expressed their pride in seeing this project of 450 new condos becoming reality. The ground floor will be occupied exclusively by businesses giving onto Sainte-Catherine St. Here is a preliminary rendering of Le Seville.”

Azzaelea on August 28, 2010 at 1:09 am

The developer “Prevel” has put up some old pictures of the Seville Theatre during her glory years on their blog. A condo unit is about to replace the wreck of Seville, and judging by the lineup around their newly constructed offices, units are selling like hotcakes—>

Azzaelea on July 10, 2010 at 4:06 pm

They’ve begun tearing down the deserted block, where Seville’s ruins stand. Her days are numbered. My guess is that within 1-2 weeks time, we’ll be changing her status to “demolished”.

Azzaelea on January 15, 2010 at 12:12 am

What’s especially tragic about the loss of Seville is that when she closed as a moviehouse, she could’ve been preserved in a similar manner to that of Toronto’s Runnymede Theatre.

They retained Runnymede’s character by incorporating it into her new incarnation as a Chapters bookstore. If you don’t know what I mean, go here—>

I really wish they’d do this to old theatres more often, instead of gutting. Poor Seville.

kencmcintyre on February 1, 2008 at 10:20 pm

Here is a January 17, 2008 blog that discusses renovation:

atmos on July 16, 2007 at 10:46 am

This theatre was an atmospheric.

Tap on May 18, 2007 at 11:16 am

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Gerald A. DeLuca on April 11, 2005 at 12:55 pm

Wasn’t this a repertory cinema for a time in the early 1980s? Here is a photo I took around 1989.
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dan30 on March 1, 2005 at 10:13 pm


I see the architect name for this theater: M Cajetan Dufort

I see this information on this website:theater:

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