Cinema de Paris

896 Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest,
Montreal, QC H3B 1E2

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spectrum on December 14, 2010 at 9:04 pm

Looks like it is filled with retail now.

rivest266 on August 11, 2010 at 5:51 pm

It may had played second run at the Cinema Du Paris after its run at the Loews.

rivest266 on August 11, 2010 at 5:50 pm

That was the Loews.

Azzaelea on November 15, 2009 at 9:50 am

Can anybody help me?

I saw Forest Gump at a cinema somewhere along Ste Catherines in ‘94.
I’m pretty sure it was around there, anyhow, because we went to Nickels for dinner that night.

I was 14 at the time, and all I recall is going up a narrowish stairwell to a small box office, where the cinemas were. Does anyone know which theatre this might’ve been?

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on April 12, 2005 at 3:44 pm

I can do it if you don’t care to. Thaks for the clarification.

rivest266 on April 12, 2005 at 3:18 pm

in Montreal there were 2 different “Cinéma de Paris”

this postcard refers to the old Cinema de Paris (which was owned by France-Film) at 694 St. Catherine W (now club supersexe)
from my website at

AKA: Connaugut, Regal, Roxy, Cinéma de Paris, Newsreel, Victory
694 St. Catherine West Metro McGill
Opened 1912 renamed Connaught 1915,
renamed Regal 1920,
renamed Roxy 1932
renamed Cinéma de Paris 1933-1941, 1945-1960,
Renamed Newsreel 1941,
renamed Victory 1943-1945,
Club Supersexe now occupy this building.

PGlenat on April 12, 2005 at 10:45 am

Although I haven’t lived in Montreal in quite some time, I seem to recall that the Capitol theatre was located to the left of Dunn’s restaurant, a couple of doors down. The photo doesn’t show it and either it was already demolished or is out of view. It does clearly show the Cinema de Paris to the right of Dunn’s, so I can only assume that the Cinema de Paris relocated from the location shown in the post card view of the Ste Catherine street scene or it’s a case of artistic licence in the post card rendering.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on April 12, 2005 at 7:33 am

This Cinema de Paris seems to be in a different location on Rue Sainte Catherine from the one I just posted above. Can anyone clarify?
This old postcard also shows several other Rue Saint Catherine movie theatres that include the Cinema de Paris, Palace, Capitol, Strand, Loew’s.
posted by Gerald A. DeLuca on Apr 12, 2005 at 10:17am

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on April 11, 2005 at 7:38 am

Here is a photo of the Cinéma de Paris, between Dunn’s and Chicken Charlie. I took this around 1989. I believe the only movie I ever saw here was the magnificent “Molière” by Ariane Mnouchkine, made in 1978. Can someone confirm that it played there?