Atwater Theatre

Place Alexis Nihon,
Westmount, QC H3Z 3C1

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Previously operated by: Cineplex Odeon, Odeon Theatres (Canada) Ltd.

Functions: Retail

Previous Names: Odeon Cinema, Atwater II

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Atwater Theatre

The Odeon Cinema opened on April 24, 1967 on the Metro Level with Peter O'Toole in “Night of the Generals”. The Atwater II followed on the Fashion Level on August 22, 1969.

The downstairs auditorium was twinned down the middle in 1979 resulting in three screens.

In 1986, a third screen was added at Metro Level, while the Fashion Level cinema was gutted to make way for a food court.

The Atwater Theatre finally closed on Jan 3, 2001 because of competition from Famous Players Paramount and AMC’s Forum 22 across the street. Zeller’s and another store now occupy this space.

Contributed by Mike Rivest

Recent comments (view all 16 comments)

rivest266 on October 14, 2009 at 9:18 pm

An overexposed photo of the cinema can be found at my Montreal document on page four at View link

and View link

rivest266 on December 24, 2009 at 12:51 am

1967 article (lots about the mall on these pages)
View link

rivest266 on December 24, 2009 at 12:54 am

There was an EXPO 67 rash of new cinemas downtown, all in the Underground city
March 31st, Place Du Canada (Odeon)
April 18th, Place Bonaventure
April 20th, Atwater
December 22nd, The Cinema at Westmount Square.

All are gone now.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 24, 2009 at 9:55 am

A small photo of the lobby of the Odeon Atwater Theatre from Boxoffice, September 25, 1967.

A view of the lobby from the opposite direction appeared in Boxoffice of January 15, 1968.

rivest266 on November 14, 2011 at 10:56 pm

Joe, links are now dead, therefore I uploaded a picture of it here.

rivest266 on January 29, 2013 at 12:10 am

New facebook page of pictures at

ohserase on May 24, 2013 at 8:52 pm

First movie I saw here was “Xanadu” in 1980, on screen one. The last was the re-release of “Heavy Metal” in 1996 on screen one. They had just installed the Sony Dynamic Digital Sound system. The only time I saw a movie when screen three was on the fashion level was “Time Bandits” in 1981. I miss this run of the mill mall cinema.

rivest266 on November 27, 2016 at 10:41 pm
  • Le 19 avril 1967, une annonce de grande ouverture peut être trouvée dans la section photo.
rivest266 on August 8, 2017 at 11:36 pm

3 screens on December 21st, 1979.

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