Lincoln Theatre

386 St. Paul Street East,
St. Catharines, ON L2R 3N1

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Additional Info

Previously operated by: Famous Players

Architects: Jay I. English

Functions: Office Space

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The Lincoln Theatre was opened on May 16, 1939 with 750 seats, and was operated by Famous Players. It closed in 1980. This theatre is still standing today, but has been converted into office space.

Contributed by Chad Irish

Recent comments (view all 11 comments)

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on November 16, 2008 at 2:01 pm

The Lincoln was part of the Famous Players chain in 1963.

Patsy
Patsy on November 16, 2008 at 5:41 pm

Would love to see a photo(s)!

Coate
Coate on March 21, 2010 at 2:23 pm

The photo linked to in the post above is dated 1982 which suggests the 1980 closing date (mentioned in the intro at top of page) is incorrect.

BrockKing13
BrockKing13 on July 15, 2013 at 9:13 am

That photo probably has the correct date because the movie, On Golden Pond is dated 1981. After Famous Players closed the theatre at the end of 1980, the new building owner, Gary Clemenson of Gary’s Give Aways next door tried unsucessfully to run the theatre and show movies for a year or two.

DavidDymond
DavidDymond on July 15, 2013 at 11:56 am

This theatre was a partnership between a lawyer, Mr. Fleming and Famous Players Canadian Corporation. The theatre’s Manager was a man named Roy Miller who took over the lawyer’s share when the lawyer passed on.

BrockKing13
BrockKing13 on August 3, 2013 at 11:58 pm

Roy Miller was in partnership with Famous until his death. His widow retained ownership of the building but Famous Players took over sole operations until Dec.31,1980 (side note to Dave Dymond:I managed this theatre from 1977 until the end of 1980

DavidDymond
DavidDymond on August 4, 2013 at 3:01 pm

Les Mitchell managed the big Capitol Theatre in St. Catharines and told me one time there was never a bigger prick than Roy Miller!

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on December 9, 2014 at 10:00 am

The article at http://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/2012/10/02/old-lincoln-theatres-silver-screen-gets-a-second-life suggests the theatre lasted until 1987.

ScreenClassic
ScreenClassic on February 21, 2020 at 11:58 am

The Lincoln has since been extensively renovated and now serves as office space, as seen in its current Google Maps street view.

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