Dorval Cinema Closes For Good

posted by rivest266 on June 4, 2004 at 8:16 am

MONTREAL, CANADA — Yesterday, the Famous Players Dorval Cinema closed its doors once again, but this time probably for good.

The theater will soon be transformed into the new regional head office for Famous Players.

Opened in 1962 with 2 cinemas, Salle Doree and Salle Rouge. Salle Rouge twinned in 1977 making the theater a triplex. In 1986, a 4th cinema was built upstairs. The theater closed in 2000 and reopened June 29, 2001.

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ohserase on March 13, 2012 at 6:35 am

Your information is wrong. I went frequently to the Dorval cinema in the 1980s. Salle Rouge was not twinned in 1977, it was twinned in late 1986. In 1977, they added a third screen upstairs. You had your dates backwards. I remember going to see “Tough Guys” with Burt Lancaster in the fall of 1986 and Salle Rouge, (Cinema 1) was closed for renovations. The last movie I saw in Cinema 1 was “Aliens” in July 1986. It was quite a huge auditorium. My dad liked bringing me to the Dorval Cinema, as there was parking. It was a nice cinema to go to. I passed by the building in summer 2011, and it looks to be abandoned.

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