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Canadian Movie Theatres

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Paramount Theatre
New Westminster, BC
Clova Cinema
Surrey, BC
The Paramount Theatre opened as the Edison Vaudeville Theatre in 1910. In 1949, it was renamed the Paramount. It closed in the mid-1980s. It is now operating as a strip club known as the Paramount Gentlemen's Club. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Clova Cinema opened in 1947. It closed in 2014. The building now houses the Crossridge Church. For more, see this website. [map]

Metro Theatre
Vancouver, BC
Stanley Theatre
Vancouver, BC
The Metro Theatre was built by 1941 as the Marpole Theatre. It became the Metro Theatre in 1964 when the Metropolitan Cooperative Theatre Society moved into the building. The theatre is now a live performance venue. For more, see this website. [map]

The Stanley Theatre was built in 1931 and closed in 1991. It is now used as a performing arts venue. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Ridge Theatre [gone]
Vancouver, BC
2008: 2015:
The Ridge Theatre opened in 1949. It operated until 2013. Later that year, the building was demolished. The "RIDGE" sign was installed on top of the condo building which replaced the theatre. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

Vogue Theatre
Vancouver, BC
2008: 2015:
The Vogue Theatre opened in 1941. It is now used as a performing arts venue. The building was repainted around 2010. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Empress Theatre
Montreal, QC
The Empress Theatre opened in 1928 as a vaudeville house. It began showing movies shortly thereafter. The Empress was the only Egyptian Revival style theatre built in Canada. In 1968, the theatre was divided and was renamed the Cinema V. The theatre was damaged in a major fire in 1992 and has been closed since then. The city of Montreal bought the building in 1999 and there are plans to renovate and reopen it as a performing arts venue. For more, see this website. [map]

La Tulipe
Montreal, QC
Snowdon Theatre
Montreal, QC
Rialto Theatre
Montreal, QC
The La Tulipe opened in 1913 as the Dominion Theatre. In 1967, it was renamed the Théâtre des Variétés and became a performance venue. In 2004, it became La Tulipe which continues to offer live acts. For more, see this website. [map]

The Snowdon Theatre opened in 1937. The entrance was altered in 1950 and a new marquee was added. The theatre closed in 1982 and the building was adapted for retail use. The gymnastics studio which occupied the auditorium had many details intact. This photo is from 2009. In 2014, the building was vacated due to unsafe conditions. For more, see this website. [map]

The Rialto Theatre opened in 1923. The building is now used by the Rialto Paradiso restaurant and for concerts. For more, see this website. [map]

former Cinema 180 Dome [gone]
Niagara Falls, ON
Princess Theatre
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
The Cinema 180 Dome opened in 1969 and showed Cinerama films for about three years. The theatre then began showing short films on its huge 180-degree screen that made you feel you were part of the action. It closed in 2005 and was converted into Lego's Brick City. The building was demolished in 2015. For more, see this website.

The Princess Theatre opened in 1917. It later housed the Club Princess, a nightclub. The building was vacant when these photos were taken in 2011. It was still vacant in 2016. For more, see this website. [map]

Eglinton Grand Theatre
Toronto, ON
The Eglinton Theatre opened in 1936 and closed in 2002. It was renamed the Eglinton Grand Theatre during recent renovations when it was converted into a ballroom and convention center. For more, see this website. [map]

Roxy Theatre
Toronto, ON
The Roxy Theatre opened as the Allenby Theatre in 1940. In the 1980s, it screened the "Rocky Horror Picture Show" for many years. It closed in 2006 and was still vacant when these photos were taken in 2007. Around 2010, the interior was renovated for a Tim Horton's. The exterior of the building was restored and the Allenby name was installed on the marquee. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

More Canadian Theatres:
Palace Theatre (Calgary, AB)
Plaza Theatre (Calgary, AB)
Empress Theatre (Fort Macleod, AB)
Paramount Theatres (Lethbridge, AB)
Paramount Theatre (Chilliwack, BC)
Lido Theatre: 1, 2 (The Pas, MB)
Acadia Theatre (Wolfville, NS)
Capitol Theatre: 1, 2 (Port Hope, ON)
Elgin Theatre (Toronto, ON)
Runnymede Theatre: 1, 2 (Toronto, ON)
Theatre Denise-Pelletier: 1, 2 (Montreal, QC)
Granada Theatre (Sherbrooke, QC)
Roxy Theatre: 1, 2 (Saskatoon, SK)

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