Hyland Theatre

1339 Kingsway,
Vancouver, BC V5V 3E3

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Previously operated by: Odeon Theatres (Canada) Ltd.

Functions: Retail

Styles: Streamline Moderne

Previous Names: Circle Theatre, Great Orient Theatre

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Odeon opened the 800-seat Circle Theatre on November 10, 1941 with Emlyn Williams in “Heart of Britain & Johnny Downs in "Moonlight in Hawaii”. This theatre was renamed the Hyland Theatre on March 10, 1966 and played occasional roadshow films until it closed in 1979. It was later used as a warehouse by the Odeon chain, then was sold and used for Chinese-language movies for a few years, known as the Great Orient Theatre. It has since been renovated for retail.

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ScreenClassic on December 18, 2012 at 12:15 am

A photo of the Hyland in its post-cinema appearance can be seen here.

ScreenClassic on January 6, 2013 at 5:42 am

A photo of what appears to be the Hyland under another name, the Great Orient (when it showed Chinese movies) is shown here. The theatre entrance and marquee above it definitely look the same as in the street view shown above.

rivest266 on February 9, 2014 at 11:04 am

November 10th, 1941 grand opening ad as Circle can be found in the photo section.

rivest266 on November 18, 2018 at 4:34 pm

Removed and replaced the 1941 grand opening ad with a better version.

rivest266 on November 22, 2018 at 4:46 pm

This became the Hyland on March 10th, 1966 with “That Darn Cat”. Grand opening ad posted.

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