Garden City Cinema

2305 McPhillips Street,
Winnipeg, MB R2V 3E1

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Previously operated by: Famous Players

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This single screen, 746-seat theatre opened on August 12, 1970. On December 7. 1979 it was divided down the centre to provide two screens.

The auditoriums are bathed in red, orange and purple, while the lobby is bare plain white with many windows.

As of 2005, this was the smallest theatre in the Famous Players chain. It was closed on August 5, 2010.

Contributed by Shelley Kindleman

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Alesi on September 6, 2010 at 10:36 pm

Closed down in 2010.

DavidZornig on August 13, 2020 at 9:16 am

Additional history courtesy Stephen Leigh: Images added.

“Famous Players Theatres' Garden City Cinema located in the Garden City Shopping Centre, McPhillips at Leila opens on August 12, 1970 in Winnipeg. First manager is Dennis Singbiel. Theatre is said to be one of the most technically advanced in Canada and has a seating capacity of 746. Opening feature is “Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came”. Twined on December 7, 1979, with “Star Trek – The Motion Picture” in Cinema 1 and “The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie” in Cinema 2. Ownership change to Cineplex Entertainment on September 30, 2005. Closed on August 5, 2010 with “Inception” in Cinema 1 and “Mel Kara De Rabba” in Cinema 2.”

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