Princess Twin Opening

posted by Ken on September 13, 2004 at 8:04 am

WATERLOO, ON — John Tutt, owner of the Princess Cinema, has given a tentative date of mid-October for the opening of his new two-screen cinema at 46 King St. N.

Tutt spent $1.6 million to buy an old furniture store in the heart of downtown Waterloo, and transformed it into the Princess Twin Cinemas.

The Princess Cinema has operated for 19 years in the back of the Huether Hotel, a 162-year-old heritage building at the corner of Princess and King streets.

The new Princess Twin will feature many relics gathered over the years from defunct movie houses in Southwestern Ontario including the poster display cases he saved from the Lyric in downtown Kitchener. As well, the popcorn maker in the lobby came out of the The New Yorker Repertory Cinema in downtown London.

The Princess Twin will show high-quality, commercial films while the nearby Princess Cinema will continue to show more arthouse type films including foreign language films, international hits, documentaries and Canadian cinema.

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