Comments from ScreenClassic

Showing 1 - 25 of 309 comments

ScreenClassic
ScreenClassic commented about Totem Theatre on Jan 13, 2024 at 1:37 am

According to the link below (showing a recent Google Street view as of September 2023), the Totem Theatre building is still standing but has long since been boarded up and allowed to deteriorate.

Totem Theatre building in September 2023

ScreenClassic
ScreenClassic commented about Broadway Theatre on Dec 14, 2023 at 8:48 am

The address listed above for the former Broadway Theatre (now the location of the Broadway Diner) is correct and the postal code is P4N 1C2.

ScreenClassic
ScreenClassic commented about Famous Players Prince Rupert Cinemas on Dec 11, 2023 at 8:05 am

According to the PDF article supplied by Mike Rivest (on page 5), the Prince Rupert Cinemas opened on April 8, 1982.

ScreenClassic
ScreenClassic commented about Caprice Showcase Theatre on Nov 10, 2023 at 12:08 pm

According to the article below, the Caprice nightclub (in the old Dominion/Downtown/Caprice theatre space) closed in January 2018 and following renovations, was replaced in June 2019 with the space’s current tenant, a bar and restaurant called the Colony:

Inside the massive new Colony Granville Strip location before it opens

ScreenClassic
ScreenClassic commented about Venue on Nov 9, 2023 at 11:54 am

I’ve seen photos posted on Google of the interior of the theatre when it was the Venue nightclub, but I sometimes wonder what it looked like inside during its cinema days. Shame that it’s been sitting boarded up for over three years since Venue closed and I fear it could end up undergoing “demolition by neglect”, as some other older buildings in Vancouver ended up being fated to experience (like the building on East Hastings that once housed the Only Seafood restaurant, which underwent a similar fate when it was boarded up after the restaurant closed and was left to sit and crumble until it was eventually torn down at some point around 2021).

ScreenClassic
ScreenClassic commented about Cineplex Cinemas Esplanade on Nov 9, 2023 at 11:22 am

According to the CBC article from 2021 and as shown in current Google Maps street views, the Esplanade Cinemas has been demolished for an apartment building, so its status should be changed to Demolished. Mention should also be made of what happened in the partial collapse of the former theatre during demolition work on the theatre at that time.

ScreenClassic
ScreenClassic commented about Queen City Drive-In on Nov 9, 2023 at 12:04 am

And to think, all of those theatres, except for the Capitol, would be gone 10 years later with the opening of the Cornwall Centre Cinemas.

ScreenClassic
ScreenClassic commented about Maryland Theatre on Nov 7, 2023 at 10:29 pm

Pretty hard to get a good view of the theatre because of the raised train platform being right in the middle of the street.

ScreenClassic
ScreenClassic commented about UCLA Nimoy Theatre on Oct 13, 2023 at 10:07 pm

So out of curiosity, did this theatre get renamed for Leonard Nimoy (of Star Trek fame)?

ScreenClassic
ScreenClassic commented about Crisper version of 1971 photo with proper credit. on Oct 13, 2023 at 9:59 pm

In the photo above, Hell’s Belles and Angel Unchained (which both appear to be exploitation movies) and The Wizard of Oz are playing in the Richmond Theatre, the larger of the two screens (with 700 seats) at Richmond Square, while Till Death Us Do Part (the correct name of the film) and the forthcoming Barefoot Executive are playing in the smaller Islander Theatre (478 seats).

ScreenClassic
ScreenClassic commented about 1965 photo courtesy Caroline Muzyka McCrea. on Oct 12, 2023 at 10:52 am

Wrong theatre - this is actually the interior of the now-demolished Paramount Theatre in Saint John, New Brunswick.

ScreenClassic
ScreenClassic commented about Paradise Theatre on Oct 11, 2023 at 11:41 pm

I think this ad is from the Eve Theatre that was previously the Alhambra and the Baronet.

ScreenClassic
ScreenClassic commented about Roxy Theatre on Sep 30, 2023 at 5:21 am

According to the following articles from the Regina Leader-Post (one of which is also posted in the article photo section), the Roxy was destroyed by fire on December 30, 1977:

Downtown theatre destroyed by fire (December 30, 1977)

Fire destroyed the Roxy, but not the memories (December 31, 1977)

ScreenClassic
ScreenClassic commented about Landmark Saskatoon auditorium on Sep 25, 2023 at 10:41 pm

Judging from the size of this auditorium, under the old seating schematics with traditional cinema seating (i.e. not those bulky, space-consuming luxury recliners), it could have held 500 or more seats.

ScreenClassic
ScreenClassic commented about Cineplex Cinemas Beaches on Sep 5, 2023 at 7:25 am

Black-boxed after Cineplex took over, no doubt.

ScreenClassic
ScreenClassic commented about Birchcliff Theatre on Aug 29, 2023 at 9:34 am

The original post at the top is correct. The former site of the Birchcliff Theatre, at 1535 Kingston Road (per Google Maps - postal code M1N 1R5), is now the location of Station 42 of the Toronto Paramedic Services, built there after the Birchcliff was demolished in 1977, so this theatre’s status needs to be changed to Demolished.

ScreenClassic
ScreenClassic commented about Palace Theatre on Aug 27, 2023 at 8:20 am

Famous Players owned this theatre during its cinema days, per Mike Rivest’s site. It first ran as the Palace until about 1950, then was renamed the Park and ran under that name until it closed around 1985.

ScreenClassic
ScreenClassic commented about Galaxy Campbell River on Aug 19, 2023 at 1:29 pm

A photo of the Galaxy from June 2009, during the theatre’s last months in business, is now up in the photo section; that photo confirms what I first posted in 2012 at the top of the comment section about the Galaxy always being only a twinplex, never a four-screener.

ScreenClassic
ScreenClassic commented about Trivoli Theatre, Creston, BC - 2011 on Aug 19, 2023 at 2:49 am

The building design here reminds me, to an extent, of the old Roxy Theatre in Port Alberni.

ScreenClassic
ScreenClassic commented about Mayfair Theatre on Jun 20, 2023 at 9:04 pm

According to Mike Rivest’s site, the Mayfair was last owned by Famous Players, which closed it sometime around 1970.

ScreenClassic
ScreenClassic commented about Tivoli Theatre on Jun 10, 2023 at 8:07 am

Whoever’s posting all these spam posts in the comment section, spammers are not welcome here.

ScreenClassic
ScreenClassic commented about Plaza Theatre on Jun 3, 2023 at 2:32 pm

As the Plaza’s website is advertising current movies again since its reopening, its status should be changed to Open (Showing Movies).

ScreenClassic
ScreenClassic commented about Empire Theatre on May 27, 2023 at 1:34 am

As far as I saw from the most recent Google street view, the Empire Theatre building no longer houses a gymnasium, but it does have local radio studios and a news bureau for Radio-Canada on the 3rd Avenue side of the building, along with a spa, a hair salon and offices at the back end of the building on the Balsam Street side.

ScreenClassic
ScreenClassic commented about Danforth Music Hall Theatre on May 5, 2023 at 2:48 am

That’s actually the Odeon Danforth Theatre in that picture.

ScreenClassic
ScreenClassic commented about Victory Theatre on Mar 21, 2023 at 8:44 am

According to current Google Maps views and information, the gymnasium is no longer in the Victory Theatre building, which has since been converted into office and retail spaces, including a Rexall drugstore on the main floor which opened around 2017. The current Rexall space was also previously the location of a Royal Bank branch before that branch relocated prior to 2016.