5225 Boulevard Decarie,
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Previously operated by: United Theatres
Architects: Daniel John Crighton
Styles: Streamline Moderne
An attractive neighborhood theatre for about forty-five years. The Snowdon Theatre was opened by United Theatres in February 27, 1937. The opening programme featured Sonje Henie in “One in a Million” and Claire Trevor in “15 Maiden Lane” plus vaudeville on the stage including Billy Munro and His Orchestra. It had an interior decorated by interior designer Emmanuel Biffra. In 1950 the entrance facade was modified and a new marquee was added.
In 1968 it went over to screening X-Rated movies. In 1972 it played Charlie Chaplin movies for a year before switching back to adult movies. It closed in 1982 and was converted into retail stores. Last used for retail use and also a gymnasium, there were closed down due to the condition of the building, and it then sat empty and boarded up.
In April 2019 it was announced that the theatre would be demolished to build condos. The facade will be retained. By late-April 2019 the building had gone, apart from a section of the facade.
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