Avalon Cinema Centre

6631 Island Highway North,
Nanaimo, BC V9T 4T7

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Landmark Cinemas - Canada (Official)

Additional Info

Operated by: Landmark Cinemas of Canada

Previously operated by: Famous Players

Functions: Movies (First Run)

Previous Names: Woodgrave 3

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 250.390.5018

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Avalon Cinema Centre

Opened as the Woodgrave 3 on September 30, 1981 by Famous Players with “Mommie Dearest”, “So Fine” and “Zorro, the Gay Blade”. Closed in October 1992. Re-opened by Landmark Cinemas in December 1992. Seating was listed at 947 for the three screens.

Landmark rebuilt and renovated the theatre in 1998 and re-opened on November 24, 1999 with 8 screens and the new name of the Avalon Cinema Centre. Seating is now listed at 1,716. The smallest auditorium seats 157 and the largest 300.

The theatre features first run attractions. There is a small photo of the theatre on the Landmark website.

Contributed by Chuck

Recent comments (view all 6 comments)

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on January 20, 2011 at 12:32 pm

There are additional pictures on this theatre’s page at CinemaTour: http://www.cinematour.com/tour/ca/303.html

ScreenClassic
ScreenClassic on June 26, 2011 at 2:57 am

The theatre’s original name should be Woodgrove 3, not Woodgrave 3.

rivest266
rivest266 on October 22, 2017 at 12:12 pm

Reopened on December 4th, 1992 as Avalon. Grand opening ads from 1981 and 1992 in the photo section.

ScreenClassic
ScreenClassic on March 1, 2021 at 7:30 am

Famous Players closed the Woodgrove Cinemas on October 1, 1992 as detailed in this Nanaimo Daily Free Press article from the following day:

Woodgrove Cinemas close October 1 1992Woodgrove Cinemas close October 1 1992 Fri, Oct 2, 1992 – 1 · Nanaimo Daily News (Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada) · Newspapers.com

ScreenClassic
ScreenClassic on March 1, 2021 at 7:37 am

Reopened in another part of Woodgrove Centre by Landmark on November 24, 1999 as the eight-screen Avalon Cinema Centre with the featured films below, while the original three-screen Avalon Cinemas (originally the Woodgrove Cinemas) were renovated for additional retail.

Avalon Cinema Centre openingAvalon Cinema Centre opening Wed, Nov 24, 1999 – 19 · Nanaimo Daily News (Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada) · Newspapers.com

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