Empress theatre to be reopened as a art cinema in Montréal

posted by rivest266 on February 22, 2011 at 7:45 am

MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA — Locals are looking at the potential of reopening the long dormant Empress Theatre.

“The idea started last year, told Metro Elaine Ethier. I thought it would be interesting to open a cinema in the district because there is a shortage at this level. The idea is to have a neighborhood theater for the locals. A film addressing people of West Island, which provide projections in English, French and other languages. ”

For now, the project is embryonic. The three employees are still trying to determine the potential of their idea. “You have to see if people in the community will follow, if the project is feasible, if it is profitable, said Ms. Ethier. We can still save the building. It is not in the same state as the Seville Theatre [which was demolished to make way for condos, Ed]. You have to see how much it will cost and then we’ll be able to prepare a financial package. ”

Read the full story(in French) in Metro.

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