Colossus Vaughan Cinemas

3555 Highway 7 West,
Vaughan, ON L4L 0B6

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Colossus Vaughan Cinemas

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Famous Players Colossus opened February 12, 1999. It has 18 screens and one six story IMAX screen. It has a giant UFO on the roof with flashing lights that can be seen for miles. The second floor is a fully licensed lounge (The Pod) offering alcoholic beverages and cocktails.

The ATM machines are like green aliens greeting you as you enter the building. There are lots of Star Trek decorations hanging from the ceiling.

There are three Colossus theatres in Canada, the other two are located in Laval, Quebec and Langley, BC. They are Famous Players' most successful theatres and Colossus welcomed its one millionth guest in August of 1999 only six months after the opening.

Contributed by Drive-in GiRL

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JimRankin
JimRankin on May 30, 2004 at 5:45 am

This most remarkable design is shown in a full color photo in John Lindsay’s book about Canada’s movie houses: PALACES OF THE NIGHT, on pages 131, 219 and 220. It really does look like a flying saucer has landed from the outside, and indoors the 3-story-high lobby brings back some of the majesty and dazzle that was so characteristic of the movie palaces of yore, as it takes one into a fantasy land of a space theme! If more movie houses were built like this, people would go for the experience alone.

Jason Whyte
Jason Whyte on May 21, 2008 at 11:27 pm

It’s just that the cinemas themselves leave little to the imagination. Yeah, the lobby in this cinema is just as pretty as the Colossus and Scotiabank closer to me in Vancouver, but the auditoriums themselves are just black boxes with screens too close to the seats.

I also find it kind of crazy that this cinema sits across a highway from the AMC Interchange 30. 49 screens total!!!

rivest266
rivest266 on January 7, 2012 at 1:05 pm

This opened on February 12th, 1999 as Canada’s largest cinema. AMC took the lead 3 months later until they closed off screens in 2011 making the Colossus Canada’s largest again. I posted the grand opening ad here.

SilverPlaqueVII
SilverPlaqueVII on February 8, 2014 at 8:17 pm

Once again to add Mr. Rivest, it’s now managed by Cineplex (successor to FP). This should be named Colossus Vaughan Cinemas and has since added a DBox theatre and an UltraAVX screen.

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