Kent Theatre

6100 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest,
Montreal, QC H4A 1W5

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Previously operated by: Famous Players, Odeon Theatres (Canada) Ltd., United Theatres

Architects: Henry E. Greenspoon

Functions: Retail

Styles: Streamline Moderne

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Kent Theatre

The Kent Theatre was opened by Odeon on June 20, 1941 with Allan Jones in “There’s Magic in Music” & Wendy Barrie in “Who Killed Aunt Maggie”. It was later sold in the late-1940’s to United Amusements (Famous Players). It was twinned in 1980 and closed in 1987 when the landlord refused to renew the lease.

The Kent Theatre was on a English language policy and showed “The Best Years of Our Lives” in 1948, “Peter Pan” in 1953, “Jaws” in 1975, “Superman” in 1978, and “Beverly Hills Cop” in 1984.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 23, 2009 at 5:28 am

The Kent Theatre was designed by architect Henry E. Greenspoon. The Kent and another of Greenspoon’s pre-war designs, the Villeray Theatre on Rue St. Denis, were pictured in an article by Helen Kent in Boxoffice, March 3, 1945.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on June 25, 2011 at 7:14 am

Here is a better link to that March 3, 1945 BOXOFFICE ARTICLE by Helen Kent, with photos of the Kent Theatre.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on June 28, 2011 at 7:20 am

The 1953 British film The Kidnappers, also called The Little Kidnappers (in the U.S.)ran for 20 weeks here in 1954. That must have been some sort of record at a time when movies rarely played more than one to three weeks. The film featured Duncan Macrae, Jon Whiteley, Vincent Winter.

rivest266 on January 4, 2012 at 1:16 pm

I uploaded a couple of grand opening ads here.

ndgboy on September 7, 2017 at 8:25 am

I remember seeing ‘running scared’ here by myself as a kid walking from trenholme avenue. the good ole days.

rivest266 on May 26, 2022 at 6:16 pm

French-language grand opening ad posted from La Presse

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