Odeon Theatre

312 King Street W,
Kitchener, ON N2G 1B7

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

Styles: Streamline Moderne

Previous Names: Biltmore Theatre

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Odeon Theatre

Opened as the Biltmore Theatre on December 14, 1949 with Hedy Lamarr in “Let’s Live a Little”. It was later taken over by Odeon Theatres (Canada) Ltd. and renamed Odeon Theatre on September 16, 1964. It is the first of three former Kitchener theatres which later became nightclubs. Little of the original interior remains.

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monzee65 on May 19, 2006 at 4:50 am

If this is where the Stages Niteclub was then it is now closed even for that purpose.Many of the theatres on king street were changed into Clubs.This created a zoo downtown of drunks and drug dealers.All of the clubs are closed just like their predicetors and the downtown core is starting to clean up.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 21, 2022 at 9:07 am

The web site of the Biltmore Theatre in Oshawa lists the openings of the other houses in the Okun Bros. Biltmore chain, and says that the Kitchener house opened in December, 1949. It is very likely, though not yet confirmed, that the Kitchener Biltmore was designed by Toronto architect S. Devore, who designed the Biltmore and Savoy Theatres on Yonge Street in Toronto for the same chain (the Savoy’s fa├žade is almost identical to that of the Kitchener Biltmore), and might also have designed the Biltmore in Sault Ste. Marie.

rivest266 on November 17, 2023 at 7:35 am

Opened as Biltmore on December 14th, 1949 and reopened as Odeon on September 16th, 1964 and closed in 1987. Biltmore Theatre openingBiltmore Theatre opening 14 Dec 1949, Wed Waterloo Region Record (Kitchener, Ontario, Canada) Newspapers.com

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