Meadowlark Cinema

156th Street NW and 87th Avenue NW,
Edmonton, AB T5R 1Y5

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

Previous Names: Meadowlark Cinerama

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Image courtesy Stephen Leigh.

The Meadowlark Cinerama was opened on December 25, 1969 with Maximillian Schell in “Krakatoa, East of Java” presented in Cinerama. Located at the Meadowlark Shopping Centre, it was operated by the National General Corporation. The 778-seat single-screen house was used for Cinerama presentations for its first year. The curved louvered screen was 50ft wide and 25ft high.

Canadian Theatres took over the Meadowlark in 1974, followed by Odeon on 1978 and then Cineplex Odeon in 1984. The Meadowlark closed in 1992 and was demolished later that year.

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ScreenClassic on October 5, 2014 at 7:36 am

Status should be listed as demolished. The Meadowlark was torn down in 1992, as shown in these photos:

Demolition of the Meadowlark Cinerama Meadowlark Cinerama demolition 1992 – 1 Meadowlark Cinerama demolition 1992 – 2

Jeff1976 on November 16, 2014 at 1:39 pm

I have fond memories of renting this theatre out with my air cadet squadron, to run a triple feature Indian Jones marathon.

DavidZornig on July 18, 2020 at 1:07 pm

Images added. Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins in Randall Kleiser’s “The Blue Lagoon” opens on July 18, 1980 at the Rialto 1 Theatre and the Meadowlark Cinema in Edmonton… and the controversy follows. Courtesy Stephen Leigh.

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