Cove Theatre

2112 Gottingen Street,
Halifax, NS B3K 3B3

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Nostromo on February 17, 2020 at 6:03 pm

The Canadian Motion Picture Year Book 1963/64 lists 945 seats when it was still named “The Vogue.”

Spire on October 21, 2016 at 1:04 am

This theatre was opened on April 29, 1948 as the Vogue Theatre, showing the Bing Crosby film “Blue Skies.” It was purchased by Famous Players in 1970, renamed Eve in 1972, and started playing adult films. In 1974, the theatre was renamed the Cove Theatre and returned to playing first-run films. It was closed by Famous Players on August 25, 1985 – the last film shown was “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome.”

In 1987, the theatre was transformed into an LGBT community space and bar called “Rumours.”

In 1993, the building returned to movie theatre use as Wormwood’s Dog and Monkey Cinema, Halifax’s only dedicated repertory cinema, showing foreign films and arthouse films. Wormwood’s closed in February 1998, and the building served as variety of purposes before becoming Palooka’s Boxing Club in 2008, and a television studio for Global Television in 2012.

(information partially sourced from this article.)

Spire on June 26, 2012 at 11:22 pm

This camcorder footage was taken in the 80s or 90s, and at the 03:53 mark, drives by the Casino Theatre, immediately followed by this theatre. Both had already been closed at that time, but recently.

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