Le Spectrum

318 Sainte-Catherine West,
Montreal, QC H2X

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Previously operated by: Famous Players

Firms: Greenspan, Freedland & Dunne

Previous Names: Alouette Theatre, Pigalle Theatre

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Le Spectrum

The Alouette Theatre opened on March 6, 1952. The 1,325-seat movie house has all seating on a single level. It was renamed Pigalle Theatre in 1974. Owned by Famous Players, this theater was a roadshow house from 1956-1970.

Closed as a concert venue on August 5, 2007, plans were approved for demolition in February 2008. It was demolished in September 2008.

Contributed by Mike Rivest

Recent comments (view all 17 comments)

rivest266 on October 22, 2008 at 10:54 pm

Lost Memory, The Le Spectrum has been demolished to make room for a Best Buy and a office tower (read: parking lot)
article in French
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rivest266 on November 15, 2008 at 6:44 pm

Lost Memory, I took these photos late in October, see then at http://flickr.com/photos/30943004@N00/3032690646/ and View link

rivest266 on November 21, 2008 at 1:55 am

Lost Memory I finally found the grand opening ad for the Alouette, it was billed as “Le nouveau cinéma français de distinction” at View link .
The demolation has has completed.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on May 12, 2009 at 10:55 pm

1950s photo of the theatre as the Alouette.

rivest266 on May 27, 2016 at 10:52 pm

Rouvert comme un cinéma parlant adulte français appelé Pigalle le 14 Janvier, 1974. Sa grande ouverture annonce peut être trouvée dans la section de photo pour ce cinéma.

Reopened as a French speaking adult cinema called Pigalle on January 14th, 1974. Its grand opening ad can be found in the photo section for this cinema.

rivest266 on May 28, 2016 at 7:30 pm

Rouvert comme Carrefour le 6 Août 1976.

rivest266 on May 22, 2017 at 7:05 pm

Une autre publicité dans la section photo. Another ad in the photo section.

DavidZornig on August 5, 2020 at 10:55 pm

1961 photo added credit Archives de la Ville de Montreal.

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