952 Rue Sainte Catherine Ouest,
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Architects: Thomas White Lamb
Previous Names: Loew's Vaudeville Theatre
News About This Theater
Opened on November 19, 1917 with George Rosener heading 6-acts of vaudeville, and on the screen was Norma Talmadge in “The Secret of the Storm Country” & Fatty Arbuckle in “A Day at Coney Island”. It was equipped with a Moller 3 manual 24 ranks organ. Loew’s Vaudeville Theatre was Montreal’s grandest movie palace. The theatre originally featured vaudeville as part of its programing before becoming a venue solely for motion pictures in 1940.
Loew’s Theatre closed in 1975 after the last showing of "Jaws". In December 1976, the theatre reopened with five screens with cinema one in the former orchestra area, cinema three in the balcony, cinema two over the orchestra, and cinema four and five in the backstage area. The opening movie was "King Kong" in all five cinemas, French in Cinema 1 and Italian in Screen 3.
The Loew’s Theatre was closed in October 1999, then part of the Famous Players chain.
During 2000 the division between the five screens was demolished, restoring the original single auditorium configuration.
Club Med World opened in the former theatre building in 2001, but closed in March, 2003. Since 2004, the former lobby area has been used for retail, while the former auditorium was transformed into a gym the Mansfield Club Athletique in 2005, using the stage door entrance at the rear of the building at 1230 Mansfield Street as its entrance.
In September 2019 the former theatre was purchased for over $20 million by a developer who planned building condominiums on the site. It was demolished in late-November 2021.
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