Hyland Theatre

390 Princess Street,
Kingston, ON K7L 1B9

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

Architects: Edward Isaac Richmond

Functions: Nightclub

Styles: Streamline Moderne

Previous Names: Biltmore Theatre

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1966 photo credit Karla Thompson-MacDonald courtesy Vintage Kingston.

Opened as the Biltmore Theatre on August 27, 1941 with George Formby in “Come On George” and Leslie Howard narrating “The Four Corners”. Seating was listed at 805. It went through a renovation in 1965, reopening on December 23, 1965 and was renamed the Hyland Theatre. Seating was then listed at 690. The theatre closed on September 4, 1986 and has since been converted into a night club called Stages.

Contributed by Chuck

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 21, 2022 at 4:25 am

Architect Edward Isaac Richmond (1908-1982) is best known as a prolific designer of high rise apartment buildings in Toronto during the post-war period. The firm he founded is still in operation.

The Biltmore in Kingston was the second house in the Okun Bros. Biltmore Theatres chain. The earlier Biltmore was opened at Oshawa in 1940, and four more houses were added to the chain in the post-war period.

rivest266 on August 21, 2022 at 4:04 pm

Reopened as Hyland on December 23rd, 1965. Another ad posted.

ScreenClassic on August 22, 2022 at 9:57 pm

And as shown by Mike Rivest’s ad, the Hyland became part of the Odeon chain from its reopening, then part of Cineplex Odeon in 1984.

50sSNIPES on December 7, 2023 at 10:07 am

Closed on September 4, 1986 with “Bullies”.

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