CINERAMA and large-frame motion picture exhibition in Canada

The Roadshow/Reserved Seat Engagement Era: 1954-1974

 

10 November 2014 REVISE

 

 

These lists record data for cinemas in Canada presenting films in CINERAMA, VistaVision, the various 70mm processes (Todd-AO, Super Panavision, Super Technirama, Ultra Panavision, post-1963 ‘CINERAMA’) and IMAX commencing with the initial 20-year period when large-frame exhibition was introduced to the Canadian market.

The 10 cities where these cinemas were/are located - Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa, Calgary, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Quebec City, London, Hamilton - are listed in chronological order by date of first large-frame print screening. Likewise, the cinemas within each market are ordered according to the commencement of large-frame release engagements, and dates when these venues subsequently closed or altered mode of operation are specified. A local CinemaScope premiere date - which was, in fact, the first occasion when a ‘widescreen’ motion picture was exhibited in each city - is also included.

 

Additional lists chronicle playdates in the four largest Canadian urban centres - Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Ottawa/Gatineau (Hull) - for 70mm exhibition after 1974 and for stereophonic 35mm exhibition between 1953 and 1982 (including the introduction of Dolby SVA), as well as for stereoscopic exhibition in 1953/54. Also recorded are installations of anamorphic widescreen projection (CinemaScope, Superscope, Panavision),and Dolby Six-Track Stereo / DTS 70mm capability in cinemas in these four markets.

 

IMAX playdates in thirteen Canadian centres have been tracked on a continuing basis.

 

Finally, a listing of Canadian-produced motion pictures which were exhibited in 70mm widescreen.

 

This data has been compiled principally by consulting advertisements appearing in daily newspapers as preserved on microfilm - and will therefore reflect any inaccuracy and imprecision recorded in the source material.

 

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KEY DATES

 

CINERAMA world premiere: NEW YORK-BROADWAY, 30 September 1952

 

CinemaScope world premiere: NEW YORK-ROXY, 16 September 1953

 

CinemaScope Canadian premiere: TORONTO-IMPERIAL, 22 October 1953

 

VistaVision world premiere: NEW YORK-RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL

                            14 October 1954

 

CINERAMA Canadian premiere: MONTREAL-IMPERIAL, 27 December 1954

 

VistaVision Canadian premiere: TORONTO-IMPERIAL, 20 May 1955

 

Todd-AO world premiere: NEW YORK-RIVOLI, 13 October 1955

 

Todd-AO Canadian premiere: TORONTO-TIVOLI, 25 April 1956

 

IMAX world premiere: OSAKA-Fuji Group Pavilion/Expo 70

                     15 March 1970

 

IMAX North American premiere: TORONTO-CINESPHERE, 22 May 1971

 

 

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NOTATIONS

 

#  exhibition of large-frame print NOT

   explicitly/consistently promoted in newspaper advertising

 

*  non-reserved seating engagement

 

 

 

 

MONTREAL ////////////////////////////

 

 

 

MONTREAL - IMPERIAL

‘Le premier theatre CINERAMA au Canada’

1,875-seat / 28x63 ft. screen

1954---------------------------

Nov 09   venue closed

Dec 27   This is CINERAMA

1956---------------------------

Apr 05   CINERAMA Holiday

1957---------------------------

Apr 03   Seven Wonders of the World

1958---------------------------

Jun 03   This is CINERAMA (version francaise)

Sep 21   Cinerama Holiday (version francaise)

Nov 16   Seven Wonders of the World (version francaise)

Dec 23   Search for Paradise

1959---------------------------

May 05   South Seas Adventure

1960---------------------------

Feb 23   Windjammer

Jul 12   This is CINERAMA

Dec 25   CINERAMA Holiday

1961---------------------------

Apr 01   Seven Wonders of the World

Jun 06   South Seas Adventure

Nov 13   Search for Paradise - to 12fe62

1962---------------------------

Feb 15   35mm engagement (Judgment at Nuremberg)

May 02   Windjammer

May 24   Holiday in Spain

Aug 08   The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm

1963---------------------------

Jan 17   The Best of CINERAMA

Mar 27   How The West Was Won

Nov 21   The Best of CINERAMA

Dec 09   venue closed - to 17de63

Dec 18   It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

1965---------------------------

Jan 27   Circus World

May 27   print ad: ‘A Beacon Theatre’ - to 17je70

Jun 30   The Hallelujah Trail

Oct 05   The Greatest Story Ever Told

1966---------------------------

Feb 01   Battle of the Bulge

Jun 22   Khartoum

Nov 02   CINERAMA’s Russian Adventure

1967---------------------------

May 24   Grand Prix

1968---------------------------

Feb 01   Custer of the West

Apr 24   Mediterranean Holiday #

May 29   2001: A Space Odyssey

Nov 13   Ice Station Zebra

1969---------------------------

Feb 26   Ben-Hur

Jul 02   Krakatoa East of Java

Oct 08   Mediterranean Holiday #

1970---------------------------

Jan 28   CINERAMA’s Russian Adventure

Apr 08   2001: A Space Odyssey

Jun 19   Ben-Hur

Jul 03   Hello Dolly (version francaise)

Dec 11   venue closed

1971---------------------------

Jan 01   reopen; commence regular engagements

1974---------------------------

Mar 25   venue closed (twin conversion)

Apr 26   reopen; commence regular engagements

May 24   rename: CINE-CENTRE 1 & 2

May 31   commence twin exhibition

1977---------------------------

Mar 04   rename: CINEMA X

Jun 06   venue closed

Aug 20   reopen/rename: IMPERIAL 1 & 2

         [host Festival des films du monde - to 28au77]

Oct 07   commence repertory programming

1978---------------------------

Feb 03   venue closed

1979---------------------------

Apr 17   reopen; theatrical venue

         restored to single auditorium

Jul 16   venue closed

1981---------------------------

Jun 12   reopen; first-run programming

         (Cinemas Unis/Famous Players)

1994---------------------------

Nov 13   venue closed

1995---------------------------

Jan 31   announce ownership transfer to

         Festival des films du monde

Jun 02   reopen: festival/event/special series/repertory venue

2002---------------------------

Sep 03   venue closed (renovation)

2004---------------------------

Jun 17   reopen: festival/event/special series venue

 

 

 

MONTREAL - ALOUETTE (Consolidated Amusement/Famous Players)

‘The Home of Todd-AO’

996-seat

1956---------------------------

May 04   venue closed

May 11   Oklahoma! (+ The Miracle of Todd-AO - 07jl56)

1957---------------------------

Jan 04   commence regular engagements

Mar 01   Around the World in 80 Days

1958---------------------------

Jan 03   Around the World in 80 Days (version francaise) #

Mar 21   commence regular engagements

Apr 25   South Pacific (+ The March of Todd-AO)

1959---------------------------

Mar 05   commence regular engagements

May 22   South Pacific

Jun 26   commence regular engagements

Oct 09   Around the World in 80 Days (version francaise)

Dec 17   Ben-Hur

1960---------------------------

Dec 22   Spartacus

1961---------------------------

May 25   Exodus

Nov 02   King of Kings

1962---------------------------

Feb 22   West Side Story #

Sep 27   commence regular engagements

Nov 22   Mutiny on the Bounty

1963---------------------------

May 01   commence regular engagements

Jun 26   Cleopatra

1964---------------------------

Feb 28   commence regular engagements

Mar 27   The Fall of the Roman Empire #

Jun 19   commence regular engagements

Oct 09   Oklahoma! *

Oct 28   My Fair Lady

1965---------------------------

Nov 25   The Sleeping Beauty - Kirov Ballet

Dec 26   The Agony and the Ecstacy

1966---------------------------

Feb 18   commence regular engagements

Mar 31   Doctor Zhivago #

Oct 25   Hawaii #

1967---------------------------

Apr 13   Thoroughly Modern Millie #

Oct 25   Gone with the Wind

1968---------------------------

Apr 04   Doctor Dolittle #

Jul 19   commence regular engagements

Nov 27   Doctor Zhivago #*

Dec 05   Doctor Zhivago (version francaise) #*

Dec 19   Chitty Chitty Bang Bang #

1969---------------------------

Feb 27   War and Peace I & II #

Apr 10   The Shoes of the Fisherman #*

May 01   2001: A Space Odyssey #*

Jun 05   Camelot #*

Jun 12   Doctor Zhivago #*

Jun 19   commence regular engagements

Oct 30   Paint Your Wagon

1970---------------------------

Jan 15   commence regular engagements

Mar 11   Patton #

May 08   commence regular engagements

Jun 26   How the West was Won #*

Jul 03   commence regular engagements

1973---------------------------

Jun 01   This is CINERAMA *

Jul 06   commence regular engagements

1974---------------------------

Jan 11   rename: LE PIGALLE

1976---------------------------

Aug 06   rename: CARREFOUR

1979---------------------------

Oct 26   venue closed

         03je80 - reopen/rename:

           CLUB MONTREAL - concert venue; closed ja82

         17oc82 - reopen/rename:

           LE SPECTRUM - concert venue; closed 05au07

 

 

 

MONTREAL - SEVILLE (United/Famous Players)

1,148-seat

1959---------------------------

Oct 29   venue closed

Nov 06   The Big Fisherman

1960---------------------------

Jan 01   Solomon and Sheba

Feb 19   Porgy and Bess

Apr 27   Can-Can

Sep 28   commence regular engagements

Nov 10   The Alamo

1961---------------------------

Feb 09   commence regular engagements

Dec 21   El Cid

1962---------------------------

May 03   Oklahoma!

Jun 07   commence regular engagements

1963---------------------------

Mar 20   Lawrence of Arabia

Oct 31   55 Days at Peking

1964---------------------------

Jan 23   The Cardinal #

May 28   Becket

Oct 29   Mediterranean Holiday

Dec 24   commence regular engagements

1965---------------------------

Mar 18   The Sound of Music

1967---------------------------

Feb 01   The Bible #

May 10   commence regular engagements

Jun 22   The Sound of Music #*

Oct 05   commence regular engagements

1968---------------------------

Mar 14   Half a Sixpence #

Apr 16   venue closed (fire damage)

Sep 20   reopen

Dec 19   The Shoes of the Fisherman #

1969---------------------------

Jan 30   commence regular engagements

May 22   Sweet Charity #

Aug 01   commence regular engagements

1970---------------------------

Jan 22   War and Peace I & II #*

Feb 05   commence regular engagements

Mar 27   Anne of the Thousand Days *

Jun 26   commence regular engagements

Nov 20   Scrooge #*

1971---------------------------

Feb 12   commence regular engagements

1972---------------------------

Nov 10   The Great Waltz #

1973---------------------------

Mar 02   Song of Norway #*

Mar 16   The Sound of Music #*

Jun 08   Camelot #*

Jun 29   commence regular engagements

1974---------------------------

Sep 13   Panorama Blue #*

Oct 08   commence regular engagements

1976---------------------------

Oct 29   commence repertory programming

1985---------------------------

Nov 01   venue closed

 

 

 

MONTREAL - YORK (United/Famous Players)

830-seat

1966---------------------------

Jun 30   The Blue Max #

Nov 10   Is Paris Burning #

1967---------------------------

Feb 01   The Sound of Music #

Mar 24   The Sand Pebbles #

Aug 04   Doctor Zhivago #

Sep 15   commence regular engagements

1968---------------------------

Jun 07   Doctor Zhivago #*

Jul 19   commence regular engagements

1970---------------------------

Dec 18   Song of Norway #

1971---------------------------

Feb 19   commence regular engagements

1989---------------------------

Jan 30   venue closed

 

 

 

MONTREAL - KENT (United/Famous Players)

700-seat

1966---------------------------

Oct 24   Doctor Zhivago # - to 06jl67

1970---------------------------

Jan 15   Paint Your Wagon # - to 28ja70

1971---------------------------

Mar 19   Patton #* - to 10je71

1988---------------------------

Feb 15   venue closed

 

 

 

MONTREAL - WESTMOUNT (United/Famous Players)

1,141-seat

1967---------------------------

Nov 02   Camelot # - to 14fe68

1968---------------------------

Dec 25   Finian’s Rainbow # - to 30ja69

1969---------------------------

Dec 17   Hello Dolly # - to 28my70

1970---------------------------

Dec 25   Ryan’s Daughter # - to 08ar71

1973---------------------------

May 30   rename: CLAREMONT

1984---------------------------

Mar 12   venue closed

 

 

 

MONTREAL - WESTMOUNT SQUARE (United/Famous Players)

700-seat

1967---------------------------

Dec 22   venue opening engagement

1968---------------------------

Dec 26   Star! # - to 01ar69

1969---------------------------

Nov 13   Goodbye, Mr. Chips - to 05fe70

1974---------------------------

Jul 19   That’s Entertainment * - to 31oc74

1988---------------------------

Dec 02   venue closed

 

 

 

MONTREAL - COTE-DES-NEIGES 1 (NGC/Famous Players)

721-seat

1968---------------------------

Dec 25   venue opening engagement

1969---------------------------

Jan 29   Oliver! # - to 28oc69

Dec 25   The Jolson Story * - to 21ja70

1970---------------------------

Jan 28   Doctor Zhivago #* - to 03fe70

1971---------------------------

Apr 30   Lawrence of Arabia #* - to 22je71

1984---------------------------

May 08   venue closed

 

 

 

MONTREAL - MISC. PLAYDATES

1953---------------------------

Oct 23   The Robe - PALACE

 

 

 

*** ADDITIONAL DATA FOR MONTREAL EXHIBITION:

    IMAX playdates 1988 +

    70mm playdates 1975-2001

    35mm stereophonic playdates 1953-1983

    stereoscopic playdates 1953/54

    anamorphic widescreen installations

    Dolby Six-Track Stereo / DTS 70mm installations

 

 

 

 

TORONTO ////////////////////////////

 

 

TORONTO - IMPERIAL (Famous Players)

‘On Canada’s Largest Screen In VistaVision’

3,206-seat / 27x52 ft screen

1955---------------------------

May 20   Strategic Air Command + VistaVision visits Mexico *

         - to 16je55

Jul 01   The Seven Little Foys #* - to 28jl55

Aug 27   To Catch a Thief + Visit Japan #* - to 29se55

Nov 04   You're Never Too Young #* - to 24nv55

Dec 23   Artists and Models #* - to 12ja56

1956---------------------------

Jan 13   The Desperate Hours #* - to 26ja56

Apr 18   The Court Jester #* - to 08my56

Jun 07   The Searchers #* - to 20je56

Aug 31   Pardners #* - to 13se56

Oct 05   War and Peace #* - to 27nv56

Dec 21   Hollywood or Bust #* - to 10ja57

1957---------------------------

Mar 15   The Rainmaker #* - to 27mr57

May 03   The Buster Keaton Story #* - to 09my57

May 31   Gun Fight at the OK Corral #* - to 18je57

Jul 09   The Delicate Delinquent #* - to 25jl57

Oct 10   The Joker is Wild #* - to 07nv57

Dec 25   The Sad Sack #* - to 14ja58

1958---------------------------

Jun 04   Vertigo #* - to 30je58

Jul 08   King Creole #* - to 17jl58

Aug 21   Rock-A-Bye-Baby #* - to 04se58

Oct 24   Houseboat #* - to 13nv58

Dec 18   The Geisha Boy + Wonders of Puerto Rico #* - to 13ja59

1972---------------------------

Sep 05   venue closed (multiplex conversion)

1973---------------------------

Jun 29   reopen/rename: IMPERIAL SIX

1986---------------------------

May 31   venue closed (Famous Players)

1987---------------------------

Dec 12   reopen/rename: PANTAGES THEATRE (Cineplex Odeon)

         (single cinema in partitioned former balcony)

Dec 14   Toronto Historical Board heritage designation

1988---------------------------

Mar 24   Cineplex Odeon/Famous Players sale agreement

Aug 26   venue closed

         12se89 - reopen: restored theatrical venue

         01se01 - rename: CANON THEATRE

 

 

 

TORONTO - TIVOLI (Famous Players)

‘The Home of Todd-AO’

‘Canada’s Newest and Largest Screen’

1955---------------------------

May 30   venue closed

1956---------------------------

Apr 25   Oklahoma! (+ The Miracle of Todd-AO - 11jl56)

         - to 05au57   ‘World’s Longest Engagement’

1957---------------------------

Aug 07   Around the World in 80 Days - to 05jl58

1958---------------------------

Jul 09   South Pacific (+ The March of Todd-AO - 01ja59)

         - to 08au59

1959---------------------------

Aug 13   Porgy and Bess - to 26ja60

1960---------------------------

Jan 28   The Big Fisherman #* - to 18fe60

Feb 19   Around the World in 80 Days * - to 26mr60

Mar 30   Can-Can - to 05nv60

Nov 10   The Alamo - to 18mr61

1961---------------------------

Mar 22   Exodus - to 03au61

Nov 17   The King and I #* - to 17de61

Dec 21   El Cid - to 15my62

1962---------------------------

May 17   West Side Story # - to 18de62

1963---------------------------

May 29   55 Days at Peking #* - to 25je63

Aug 09   Mutiny on the Bounty #* - to 12se63

Oct 10   Oklahoma! # - to 14oc63

        ‘Rodgers & Hammerstein Music Festival’

Oct 15   The King and I # - to 18oc63

Dec 20   The Cardinal # - to 23ar64

1964---------------------------

Jun 12   Oklahoma! * - to 30je64

Jul 01   West Side Story * - to 21jl64

Jul 22   Can-Can * - to 28jl64

Sep 18   Mutiny on the Bounty #* - to 30se64

Oct 14   El Cid #* - to 22oc64

Nov 02   venue closed

 

 

 

TORONTO - UNIVERSITY (Famous Players)

‘The only theatre in Ontario that can or will show CINERAMA’

1,382-seat

1957---------------------------

Sep 25   venue closed

Oct 24   This is CINERAMA - to 05ar58

1958---------------------------

Apr 08   CINERAMA Holiday - to 19jl58

Jul 22   Seven Wonders of the World - to 22nv58

Nov 25   South Seas Adventure - to 14mr59

        ‘CINERAMA Leaves Toronto Forever’

        ‘Will Never Be Shown in Ontario Again’

1959---------------------------

Mar 15   venue closed

May 22   reopen: ‘The Theatre of Distinction’

Dec 06   venue closed

Dec 23   Ben-Hur - to 04my61

1961---------------------------

Oct 26   King of Kings - to 18ja62 ?

1962---------------------------

Nov 28   Mutiny on the Bounty - to 06je63

1963---------------------------

Jun 26   Cleopatra - to 26mr64

1964---------------------------

Mar 27   The Fall of the Roman Empire # - to 11je64

Sep 11   Mediterranean Holiday # - to 27oc64

Oct 28   My Fair Lady - to 21de65

1965---------------------------

Dec 25   The Agony and the Ecstasy - to 04ar66

1966---------------------------

Apr 06   Doctor Zhivago # - to 16oc66

Oct 18   Hawaii # - to 29my67

1967---------------------------

May 30   Thoroughly Modern Millie # - to 19de67

Dec 20   Camelot - to 23my68

1968---------------------------

Nov 06   Star! - to 02ar69

1969---------------------------

Apr 03   Sweet Charity - to 03jl69

Oct 30   Paint Your Wagon - to 10mr69

1970---------------------------

Mar 11   Patton - to 28my70

May 29   How the West Was Won #* - to 02jl70

Oct 08   Tora! Tora! Tora! # - to 24de70

Dec 25   Ryan’s Daughter # - to 22je71

1971---------------------------

Jun 23   Waterloo #* - to 22se71

Nov 10   Fiddler on the Roof # - to 12de72

1972---------------------------

Dec 13   Man of La Mancha # - to 08mr73

1974---------------------------

Oct 11   2001: A Space Odyssey * - to 14nv74

1986---------------------------

Sep 13   venue closed

 

 

TORONTO - EGLINTON (Famous Players)

‘The Only Cinemiracle Theatre in Canada’

846-seat

1960---------------------------

Dec 19   venue closed - to 22de60

Dec 23   Windjammer - to 21de61

1961---------------------------

Dec 22   Holiday in Spain - to 01my62

1962---------------------------

May 04   This is CINERAMA - to 24my62

May 25   Seven Wonders of the World - to 14je62

Jun 15   South Seas Adventure - to 05jl62

Jul 06   Windjammer - to 12au62

Aug 15   The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm - to 08ja63

1963---------------------------

Jan 10   The Best of CINERAMA - to 25mr63

Mar 28   How The West Was Won - to 14de63

Dec 15   venue closed - to 24de63

1964---------------------------

Mar 09   venue closed - to 17mr64

Mar 18   Becket - to 27oc64

Oct 28   Mediterranean Holiday # - to 15de64

1965---------------------------

Jan 12   venue closed - to 09mr65

Mar 10   The Sound of Music - to 21de67

1967---------------------------

Dec 22   Doctor Dolittle # - to 18jl68

1968---------------------------

Oct 23   Finian’s Rainbow # - to 28ja69

1969---------------------------

Jul 25   Krakatoa East of Java - to 23se69

Dec 17   Hello Dolly # - to 25je70

1970---------------------------

Jun 26   Darling Lili #* - to 24se70

Sep 25   South Pacific #* - to 07oc70

Nov 06   2001: A Space Odyssey * - to 19nv70

Nov 20   Scrooge #* - to 14ja71

1971---------------------------

Jan 15   Mediterranean Holiday #* - to 26ja71

Mar 19   My Fair Lady #* - to 10je71

Jul 23   Hello Dolly * - to 26au71

Nov 26   Scrooge #* - to 25de71

1973---------------------------

Mar 16   The Sound of Music * - to 04oc73

Oct 26   2001: A Space Odyssey * - to 08nv73

Nov 09   Ryan’s Daughter #* - to 15nv73

Nov 16   Ben-Hur #* - to 22nv73

1974---------------------------

Jun 26   That’s Entertainment * - to 25de74

2002---------------------------

Mar 22   venue closed

 

 

 

TORONTO - UPTOWN (Loew’s)

2,268-seat

1960---------------------------

Dec 22   Spartacus - to 26ar61

1962---------------------------

Apr 15   venue closed (fire damage) - to 13au62

1965---------------------------

Nov 05   The Hallelujah Trail #* - to 18nv65

1966---------------------------

Sep 14   How The West Was Won #* - to 29se66

1967---------------------------

Jun 30   The Dirty Dozen * - to 17oc67

Oct 18   Gone With the Wind - to 11ar68

1968---------------------------

Nov 20   The Shoes of the Fisherman # - to 25fe69

1969---------------------------

Feb 26   Ben-Hur - to 29my69

Sep 05   venue closed (5-plex conversion) - to 24de69

Dec 25   Goodbye, Mr. Chips - to 24mr70

         UPTOWN 1 - 922-seat (20th Century Theatres)

1972---------------------------

Mar 31   The Concert for Bangladesh * - to 27ar72

1974---------------------------

Nov 15   2001: A Space Odyssey * - to 05de74

2003---------------------------

Sep 14   venue closed

 

 

 

TORONTO - CARLTON (Odeon)

‘The Nation’s Largest, Newest 70mm Showplace’

2,186-seat

1962---------------------------

Oct 04   Barabbas - to 19de62  ‘North American premiere’

1963---------------------------

Jan 30   Lawrence of Arabia - to 02jl63

Dec 02   venue closed  (‘installation of new seamless CINERAMA’)

Dec 20   It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World - to 22ar64

1964---------------------------

Jul 29   Circus World - to 02se64

1965---------------------------

Mar 31   The Greatest Story Ever Told

1969---------------------------

Jan 23   Oliver! # - to 28my69

Jul 11   McKenna’s Gold * - to 07au69

1970---------------------------

Mar 20   Airport #* - to 09jl70

Dec 18   Cromwell #* - to 11fe71

1971---------------------------

Apr 07   Lawrence of Arabia #* - to 26my71

1972---------------------------

Dec 22   The Poseidon Adventure * - to 15mr73

1973---------------------------

Sep 28   venue closed

 

 

 

TORONTO - FAIRLAWN (Odeon)

‘North Toronto’s Luxury Theatre’

‘Redecorated, refurbished and equipped for 70mm presentations’

1,164-seat

1963---------------------------

Jul 03   Lawrence of Arabia - to 01de63

1965---------------------------

Mar 10   Lord Jim - to 28je65

Jun 29   Those Magnificent Men and Their Flying Machines - to 15je66

1966---------------------------

Jul 21   The Blue Max # - to 09nv66

1968---------------------------

Feb 28   Half a Sixpence # - to 08my68

Sep 09   venue closed (‘in preparation’) - to 02oc68

Oct 03   Funny Girl # - to 22ja70

1970---------------------------

Feb 11   Marooned # - to 19mr70

Mar 20   Anne of the Thousand Days #* - to 13au70

1971---------------------------

May 27   Lawrence of Arabia #* - to 24je71

Oct 22   Ryan’s Daughter #* - to 26nv71

Dec 31   Anne of the Thousand Days + Thoroughly Modern Millie #*

         - to 13ja72

1972---------------------------

Feb 02   Nicholas and Alexandra # - 01je72

1976---------------------------

Aug 30   venue closed (twin conversion)

Oct 08   reopen

1985---------------------------

Nov 22   venue closed

 

 

 

TORONTO - NORTOWN (Famous Players)

958-seat

1965---------------------------

Feb 15   venue closed

Feb 18   The Sleeping Beauty - Kirov Ballet

         - to 25mr65  ‘North American Premiere’

Dec 25   My Fair Lady - to 09fe66

1966---------------------------

Apr 05   The Agony and the Ecstasy - to 26ar66

Oct 17   Doctor Zhivago # - to 21de67

1967---------------------------

Dec 22   Thoroughly Modern Millie # - to 29fe68

1968---------------------------

Apr 26   Gone With the Wind - to 18jl68

Dec 19   Chitty Chitty Bang Bang # - to 17ar69

1970---------------------------

Mar 11   Paint Your Wagon # - to 17ar70

May 29   Patton - to 25je70

Jul 03   How the West was Won #* - to 09jl70

Oct 09   South Pacific #* - to 29oc70

Nov 20   2001: A Space Odyssey - to 21de70

1971---------------------------

Jun 11   My Fair Lady * - to 24je71

Oct 29   Far from the Madding Crowd #* - to 04nv71

1973---------------------------

Apr 27   Fiddler on the Roof #* - to 24my73

Nov 30   venue closed

 

 

 

TORONTO - GLENDALE (20th Century)

‘Toronto’s Exclusive CINERAMA Theatre’

‘Biggest, Brightest CINERAMA Screen in Canada’

704-seat

1965---------------------------

Jun 14   venue closed

Jul 14   The Hallelujah Trail - to 28se65

Sep 29   The Greatest Story Ever Told - to 23nv65

Dec 22   Battle of the Bulge - to 29mr66

1966---------------------------

Mar 31   CINERAMA’s Russian Adventure - to 06je66

Jun 22   Khartoum - to 05oc66

Nov 10   Is Paris Burning # - to 23ja67

1967---------------------------

Jan 25   Grand Prix - to 29oc67

Nov 02   Far from the Madding Crowd - to 10ar68

1968---------------------------

May 30   2001: A Space Odyssey - to 03nv70

1970---------------------------

Nov 04   Song of Norway - to 07ar71

1971---------------------------

Jun 04   Gone with the Wind * - to 29je71

Aug 13   Cleopatra #* - to 19au71  ‘Showcase Series’

Aug 20   Grand Prix #* - to 26au71

Aug 27   2001: A Space Odyssey * - to 13oc71

Oct 14   Far from the Madding Crowd * - to 28oc71

Oct 29   My Fair Lady * - to 04nv71

Nov 05   Doctor Zhivago #* - to 23de71

1972---------------------------

Nov 02   The Great Waltz - to 08mr73

1973---------------------------

Mar 09   Man of La Mancha #* - to 05ar73

Apr 20   This is CINERAMA - to 07je73

Jun 08   Camelot #* - to 14je73

Jun 15   2001: A Space Odyssey #* - to 28je73

1974---------------------------

Aug 23   Doctor Zhivago #* - to 26se74

1975---------------------------

Apr 01   venue closed

 

 

 

TORONTO - TD CENTRE ‘The Cinema’ (Famous Players)

690-seat

1967---------------------------

Oct 28   venue opening engagement

1971---------------------------

Feb 26   Patton #* - to 24je71

Jun 25   Ryan’s Daughter #* - to 07oc71

Oct 29   My Fair Lady #* - to 04nv71

1972---------------------------

Dec 14   Fiddler on the Roof #* - to 01mr73

1974---------------------------

Jun 28   The Sound of Music #* - to 18jl74

Aug 23   Doctor Zhivago #* - to 27oc74

Dec 13   Gone With the Wind #* - to 19de74

1978---------------------------

Oct 23   venue closed

 

 

 

TORONTO - ONTARIO SCIENCE CENTRE

Ontario Film Institute/Ontario Film Theatre

482-seat

1969---------------------------

Sep 28   Canadian 70mm shorts program

         (3 titles; include A Place to Stand)

         venue opening engagement

1971---------------------------

Apr 04   Lawrence of Arabia #*

1972---------------------------

Feb 22   Khartoum #*

1973---------------------------

Aug 23   My Fair Lady *

1974---------------------------

May 01   Gone With the Wind #*

Jun 05   This is CINERAMA #*

Oct 10   Cleopatra #*

1989---------------------------

Nov 29   final OFT screening

 

 

 

TORONTO - CINESPHERE (Ontario Place)

800-seat

1971---------------------------

May 22   North of Superior * [IMAX] - to 11oc71

May 25   Seasons in the Mind * - to 06se71

Jun 11   Where the North Begins * - to 04au71

Aug 05   A Place to Stand * - to 06se71

Sep 07   Festival * - to 11oc71

Oct 01   Where the North Begins * - to 11oc71

Oct 29   Lawrence of Arabia - 04nv71

Nov 05   Ben-Hur - to 11nv71

Nov 12   Grand Prix - to 18nv71

Nov 19   Hello Dolly - to 02de71

Dec 03   Gone with the Wind - to 09de71

Dec 10   2001: A Space Odyssey - to 30de71

1972---------------------------

Jan 07   My Fair Lady - to 20ja72

Jan 21   Cleopatra - to 27ja72

Jan 28   Camelot - to 10fe72

Feb 11   2001: A Space Odyssey - to 24fe72

Feb 25   Doctor Zhivago - to 16mr72

Mar 17   Ben-Hur - to 23mr72

Mar 24   Gone with the Wind - to 02ar72

Apr 25   2001: A Space Odyssey - to 08je72

May 20   North of Superior * [IMAX] - to 09oc72

May 20   Seasons in the Mind * - to 15je72

Jun 09   Ryan’s Daughter - to 22je72

Jun 16   A Place to Stand * - to 30je72

Jun 23   Song of Norway - to 29je72

Jul 01   Labyrinth III * [IMAX] - to 22se72

Sep 23   Labyrinth IV * [IMAX] - to 09oc72

1973---------------------------

May 19   Catch the Sun * [IMAX] - to 14au73

Aug 15   North of Superior * [IMAX] - to 03se73

Sep 08   Catch the Sun * [IMAX] - to 15oc73

Nov 04   Catch the Sun + Volcano +

         North of Superior * [IMAX] - to 24de73

Dec 26   Catch the Sun + Volcano +

         North of Superior +

         ‘Christmas film’ * [IMAX] - to 06ja74

1974---------------------------

May 08   Snow Job + Volcano * [IMAX] - to 14oc74

Oct 20   Catch the Sun + Snow Job + Volcano +

         Eclipse Impression Kenya * [IMAX] - to 05ja75

 

 

 

TORONTO - MISC. PLAYDATES

1953---------------------------

Oct 22   The Robe - IMPERIAL

1959---------------------------

Mar 26   The Door in the Wall  ‘Dynamic Frame’ - TOWNE

1960---------------------------

Apr 07   Behind the Great Wall  ‘AromaRama’ - TOWNE

 

 

 

*** ADDITIONAL DATA FOR TORONTO EXHIBITION:

    IMAX playdates 1971 +

    70mm playdates 1975-2013

    35mm stereophonic playdates 1953-1983

    stereoscopic playdates 1953/54

    anamorphic widescreen installations

    Dolby Six-Track Stereo / DTS 70mm installations

 

 

 

 

VANCOUVER ////////////////////////////

 

 

 

VANCOUVER - STRAND (Famous Players)

‘CINERAMA cannot and will not be shown

 in any other theatre west of Toronto’

1,633-seat

1958---------------------------

Feb 09   venue closed – to 05mr58

Mar 06   This is CINERAMA – to 27my58

May 28   CINERAMA Holiday – to 13au58

Aug 14   Seven Wonders of the World – to 24de58

Dec 25   Search for Paradise – to 04mr59

        ‘First showing in the Pacific Northwest’

1959---------------------------

Mar 05   South Seas Adventure – to 20je59

Jun 24   Windjammer – to 20oc59

Oct 22   This is CINERAMA * - to 04nv59

Nov 05   CINERAMA Holiday * – to 11nv59

Nov 12   Seven Wonders of the World * – to 25nv59

Nov 26   South Seas Adventure * – to 09de59

Dec 10   Search for Paradise * – to 16de59

Dec 17   venue closed – to 24de59

1960---------------------------

Mar 10   venue closed - to 17mr60

Mar 18   Solomon & Sheba * - to 14ar60

        ‘New Giant Super Technirama 70 Screen;

         70mm film perfection’

May 06   Oklahoma! + The Miracle of Todd-AO

         - to 14je60

Jun 15   Can-Can – to 18au60

1961---------------------------

Mar 09   Spartacus – to 11jl61

1962---------------------------

Aug 06   venue closed - to 21au61

Aug 22   The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm

         - to 02ja63

1963---------------------------

Jan 03   The Best of CINERAMA - to 08ar63

Apr 11   How the West was Won - to 12nv63

Nov 14   Windjammer – to 17fe64

1964---------------------------

Feb 19   Holiday in Spain (+ The Columbia)

         - to 08mr64

Mar 09   venue closed – to 24mr64

Mar 25   Becket – to 04au64

Aug 05   It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

         - to 22de64 (not branded ‘CINERAMA’)

1965---------------------------

Sep 17   The Sleeping Beauty - Kirov Ballet

         - to 07oc65

1967---------------------------

Oct 25   Gone with the Wind - to 14mr68

1968---------------------------

Dec 20   The Shoes of the Fisherman # - to 30ja69

1969---------------------------

Dec 25   Goodbye Mr. Chips # - to 25mr70

1970---------------------------

Dec 25   Ryan’s Daughter # - to 18mr71

1971---------------------------

Jul 30   Le Mans # - to 26au71

1973---------------------------

Sep 04   venue closed

 

 

 

VANCOUVER - STANLEY (Famous Players)

‘The Only Todd-AO in Western Canada’

1,042-seat

1958---------------------------

Oct 09   venue closed - to 04nv58

Nov 05   South Pacific - to 24fe60

1960---------------------------

Feb 25   venue closed - to 01mr60

Mar 02   Ben-Hur - to 18mr61

1961---------------------------

Mar 19   venue closed - to 21mr61

Mar 22   Exodus - to 13jl61

Dec 21   King of Kings # - to 07mr62

1962---------------------------

Mar 08   West Side Story #   ‘Private Screening’

Mar 21   West Side Story # - to 09oc62

Dec 21   Mutiny on the Bounty # - to 22je63

1963---------------------------

Jun 23   venue closed - to 25je63

Jun 26   Cleopatra - to 13ar64

1964---------------------------

Apr 15   Fall of the Roman Empire # - to 24je64

Jun 25   The Unsinkable Molly Brown # - to 27oc64

Oct 28   My Fair Lady - to 01fe66

1966---------------------------

Apr 07   Doctor Zhivago # - to 13je67

1967---------------------------

Nov 02 - Camelot - to 06mr68

1968---------------------------

Dec 25   Star! # - to 26fe69

1969---------------------------

Jun 19   Ben-Hur # - to 06au69

Oct 30   Paint Your Wagon - to 23je70

1974---------------------------

Jul 24   That’s Entertainment #* - to 17oc74

Oct 18   2001: A Space Odyssey #* - to 05de74

1991---------------------------

Sep 27   venue closed

         20oc98 - reopen: theatrical venue (Arts Club Theatre)

 

 

 

VANCOUVER - ODEON

684-seat

1963---------------------------

Jan 14   venue closed (‘PLAZA’) - to 19mr63

         rename: ‘NEW ODEON’

Mar 20   Lawrence of Arabia - to 19de63

Dec 20   The Cardinal # - to 25fe64

1965---------------------------

Mar 09   venue closed - & 10mr65

Mar 11   Lord Jim - to 19my65

1987---------------------------

Jun 19   venue closed (Cineplex Odeon)

1988---------------------------

Mar 18   venue reopen; rename: PLAZA (Famous Players)

1991---------------------------

Jun 21   venue closed

1993---------------------------

Jul 30   venue reopen (intermittent operation)

1997---------------------------

Oct 13   venue closed

         23jl99 - reopen: PLAZA CLUB (martini bar)

 

 

 

VANCOUVER - CAPITOL (Famous Players)

1,394-seat

1965---------------------------

May 09   venue closed - remodeling

Jun 30   venue reopen

Dec 15   venue closed

Dec 22   Battle of the Bulge - to 08fe66

1966---------------------------

Sep 15   The Battle for Khartoum - to 08nv66

1967---------------------------

Jan 31   Grand Prix   ‘Invitational Preview’

Feb 01   Grand Prix - to 18ar67

1968---------------------------

Jun 26   2001: A Space Odyssey - to 03oc68

Nov 14   Ice Station Zebra - to 22ja69

1969---------------------------

Aug 07   Krakatoa East of Java * - to 24se69

1970---------------------------

Mar 11   Patton # - to 23ar70

1974---------------------------

Dec 01   venue closed

 

 

 

VANCOUVER - PARK (Odeon)

726-seat

1966---------------------------

Jan 17   venue closed - & 18ja66

Jan 19   The Agony and the Ecstasy - to 06ar66

Oct 27   The Greatest Story Ever Told #* - to 23nv66

Dec 22   Hawaii # - to 27je67

1967---------------------------

Jun 28   Thoroughly Modern Millie # - to 23ja68

1968---------------------------

Jan 24   Doctor Zhivago #* - to 28fe68

Feb 29   Half a Sixpence # - to 03ar68

Oct 15   Funny Girl # - to 21my69

1969---------------------------

Jun 12   Sweet Charity # - to 30jl69

1971---------------------------

Nov 10   Fiddler on the Roof # - to 12de72

1972---------------------------

Dec 13   Man of La Mancha # - to 08mr73

 

 

 

VANCOUVER - PARK ROYAL TWIN /

             PARK ROYAL THEATRE (Famous Players)

760-seat

1966---------------------------

Jan 06   venue opening engagement

1967---------------------------

Jun 14   Doctor Zhivago # - to 26jl67

Dec 21   Far from the Madding Crowd # - to 14mr68

1968---------------------------

Mar 15   Gone with the Wind - to 26mr68

1969---------------------------

May ??   2001: A Space Odyssey #* - to 10jl69

1970---------------------------

Mar 27   Goodbye Mr. Chips #* - to 16ar70

1973---------------------------

Jun 08   This is CINERAMA * - to 19je73

        ‘not presented on curved screen’

1993---------------------------

Jan 15   venue closed

 

 

 

VANCOUVER - MISC. PLAYDATES

1953---------------------------

Oct 29   The Robe - CAPITOL (‘Canada’s Largest Screen’)

 

 

 

*** ADDITIONAL DATA FOR VANCOUVER EXHIBITION:

    IMAX playdates 1985 +

    70mm playdates 1975-1997

    35mm stereophonic playdates 1953-1983

    stereoscopic playdates 1953/54

    anamorphic widescreen installations

    Dolby Six-Track Stereo installations

 

 

 

 

OTTAWA ////////////////////////////

 

 

 

OTTAWA - NELSON (20th Century)

799-seat

1959---------------------------

Dec 14   venue closed

Dec 25   Solomon and Sheba - to 11fe60

        ‘Canadian Premiere’

1960---------------------------

Feb 12   Porgy and Bess – to 10mr60

        ‘Todd-AO Eastern Ontario Premiere’

Apr 13   Ben-Hur – to 25oc60

Oct 26   Can-Can – to 08nv60

1961---------------------------

Mar 01   The Alamo * - to 25mr61

May 03   Exodus # - to 20je61

Jul 06   Spartacus #* - to 23au61

Nov 10   Ben-Hur #* - to 25nv61

Dec 22   King of Kings # - to 01fe62

1962---------------------------

Feb 28   El Cid # - to 01my62

May 16   Oklahoma! – to 05je62

        ‘First Time in Ottawa in Todd-AO’

Jul 18   West Side Story #* - to 04se62

Dec 24   Barabbas #* - to 26ja63

1963---------------------------

Feb 14   Mutiny on the Bounty # - to 08my63

May 09   Lawrence of Arabia # - 02oc62

Oct 03 – Cleopatra – to 15ja64

1964---------------------------

Jan 16   The Cardinal #*- to 25mr64

Mar 26   How the West was Won #* - to 07my64

Oct 28   My Fair Lady – to 29je65

1965---------------------------

Jun 30 - The Sound of Music # - to 19jl66

1966---------------------------

Jul 20   Doctor Zhivago # - to 24ja67

1967---------------------------

Jan 25   Is Paris Burning #* - to 21fe67

Feb 22   Hawaii # - to 13je67

Jun 14   Grand Prix # - to 15au67

Aug 16   The Sand Pebbles # - to 14nv67

Nov 15   Camelot – to 20fe68

1968---------------------------

Feb 21   Far from the Madding Crowd – to 23ar68

Apr 24   Gone with the Wind - to 30jl68

Sep 25   2001: A Space Odyssey # - to 18de68

Dec 19   The Shoes of the Fisherman # - to 05fe69

1969---------------------------

Feb 06   Star! # - to 01ar69

Jun 26   Sweet Charity – to 30jl69

Jul 31   Ben-Hur – to 01oc69

Nov 05   Paint Your Wagon # - to 13ja70

1970---------------------------

Feb 04   Hello Dolly # - to 14my70

Dec 18   Song of Norway – to 18fe71

1971---------------------------

Mar 19   My Fair Lady #* - to 29ar71

Apr 30   Ryan’s Daughter #* - to 08jl71

1988---------------------------

Sep 19   venue closed

Oct 02   reopen/rename: BYTOWNE

         commence repertory programming

 

 

 

OTTAWA - NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE OPERA

2,300-seat

1969---------------------------

Jun 02   venue opening performance

1971---------------------------

May 15   The Land (NFB) #* - & 16my71

        (‘To Canada with Love’ travel film festival)

 

 

 

OTTAWA - MISC. PLAYDATES

1953---------------------------

Nov 12   The Robe - CAPITOL

 

 

 

*** ADDITIONAL DATA FOR OTTAWA/GATINEAU EXHIBITION:

    IMAX playdates 1989 +

    70mm playdates 1979-2010

    35mm stereophonic playdates 1953-1983

    stereoscopic playdates 1953/54

    anamorphic widescreen installations

    Dolby Six-Track Stereo installations

 

 

 

 

CALGARY ////////////////////////////

 

 

 

CALGARY - UPTOWN (Odeon)

‘First 70mm in Western Canada... between Toronto and Vancouver’

1,076-seat

1960---------------------------

Mar 10   venue closed - to 20mr60

Mar 21   Solomon and Sheba * - to 13ar60

Apr 14   Porgy and Bess - to 27ar60

1961---------------------------

Mar 31   The Alamo * - to 25ar61

Jul 27   Exodus - to 16au61

Sep 28   Spartacus * - to 25oc61

1963---------------------------

Jan 31   Barabbas * - to 05mr63

Mar 20   Lawrence of Arabia - to 08my63

1964---------------------------

Oct 28   My Fair Lady - to 30ja65

1973---------------------------

Mar 22   commence twin exhibition

         (operated during conversion)

1989---------------------------

Jan 27   venue closed

 

 

 

CALGARY - CAPITOL (Famous Players)

1,570-seat

1960---------------------------

Jun 15   Can-Can + The Miracle of Todd-AO - to 26jl60

Sep 14   Ben-Hur # - to 08nv60

1962---------------------------

Aug 03   El Cid * - to 20se62

        ‘Exclusive Western Canadian Premiere’

Dec 13   Oklahoma! * - to 20de62

1963---------------------------

Mar 28   Mutiny on the Bounty # - to 01my63

Jun 26   Cleopatra - to 28se63

1967---------------------------

Jan 25   The Agony and the Ecstasy * - to 14fe67

Feb 15   Doctor Zhivago # - to 01mr67

Mar 16   The Bible # - to 03my67

1968---------------------------

Feb 14   Gone with the Wind - to 07my68

1972---------------------------

Apr 17   venue closed

 

 

 

CALGARY - CHINOOK (Famous Players)

718-seat

1965---------------------------

Sep 29   venue opening enagagement

1966---------------------------

Apr 22   The Agony and the Ecstasy # - to 02je66

Jun 29   Doctor Zhivago # - to 14fe67

1967---------------------------

Dec 21   Camelot - to 20mr68

1968---------------------------

May 08   Doctor Zhivago # - to 21my68

1969---------------------------

Dec 17   Hello Dolly! # - to 07my70

1990---------------------------

Sep 17   venue closed

 

 

 

CALGARY - NORTH HILL (NGC/Famous Players)

‘C I N E R A M A’

762-seat

1967---------------------------

Dec 21   venue opening enagagement

1968---------------------------

Feb 21   Far from the Madding Crowd # - to 09ar68

May 17   Gone with the Wind * - to 06je68

Jun 26   2001: A Space Odyssey - to 01oc68

         ‘Western Canada Exclusive Engagement’

Dec 18   Ice Station Zebra - to 11fe69

1969---------------------------

Feb 12   Doctor Zhivago #* - to 18fe69

May 28   South Pacific #* - to 24je69

Jun 25   Ben-Hur - to 05au69

Aug 06   Krakatoa East of Java * - to 15se69

1970---------------------------

Feb 04   The Jolson Story * - to 10fe70

Feb 11   2001: A Space Odyssey * - to 03mr70

Mar 04   Gone with the Wind * - to 10mr70

Mar 11   Mediterranean Holiday * - to 17mr70

Mar 18   Grand Prix * - to 25mr70

1973---------------------------

Aug 03   This is CINERAMA * - to 09au73

1999---------------------------

Aug 29   venue closed

 

 

 

CALGARY - MISC. PLAYDATES

1953---------------------------

Nov 18   The Robe - CAPITOL

 

 

 

*** ADDITIONAL DATA FOR CALGARY EXHIBITION:

    IMAX playdates 1993 +

 

 

 

 

WINNIPEG ////////////////////////////

 

 

 

WINNIPEG - GARRICK (Odeon)

‘Winnipeg’s First 70 Millimeter Presentation’

1107-seat

1960---------------------------

Mar 30   venue closed - to 10ar60

Apr 11   Porgy and Bess - to 28ar60

Apr 29   Solomon and Sheba * - to 12my60

1961---------------------------

Jul 05   Exodus # - to 08au61

Aug 16   Spartacus #* - to 12se61

1962---------------------------

Jun 27   West Side Story # - to 07au62

Dec 25   Barabbas #* - to 20ja63

1963---------------------------

Sep 04   Lawrence of Arabia # - to 17oc63

1965---------------------------

Aug 05   Lord Jim #* - to 03se65

1967---------------------------

Nov 13   venue closed (twin conversion)

1968---------------------------

May 16   venue reopen: GARRICK 1 - 618-seat

Jul 25   2001: A Space Odyssey - to 18se68

1969---------------------------

Feb 06   Chitty Chitty Bang Bang # - to 26mr69

Mar 27   Oliver! # - to 02jl69

1979---------------------------

Dec 21   4-plex expansion

2002---------------------------

Mar 15   venue closed

 

 

 

WINNIPEG - METROPOLITAN (Famous Players)

1,803-seat

1960---------------------------

Jun 27   venue closed - & 28je60

Jun 29   Can-Can + The Miracle of Todd-AO

         - to 18au60

1962---------------------------

Jun 13   Oklahoma! * - to 28je62

Sep 21   El Cid #* - to 01nv62

1963---------------------------

Jun 26   Cleopatra - to 29oc63

1964---------------------------

Oct 28   My Fair Lady - to 23mr65

1965---------------------------

Nov 17   The Sleeping Beauty - Kirov Ballet

         - to 23nv65

1966---------------------------

Aug 10   Doctor Zhivago # - to 24de66

1967---------------------------

Sep 21   The Bible # - to 01nv67

Nov 09   Gone with the Wind - to 08fe68

1987---------------------------

Nov 27   venue closed

 

 

 

WINNIPEG - GRANT PARK (NGC/Famous Players)

‘Winnipeg’s First and Only CINERAMA Theatre’

742-seat; 85 ft. wide screen

1969---------------------------

Aug 13   Krakatoa East of Java * - to 23se69

Sep 24   2001: A Space Odyssey * - to 14oc69

Nov 05   Grand Prix * - to 18oc69

Nov 19   Gone with the Wind #* - to 09de69

Dec 10   Doctor Zhivago #* - to 24de69

1970---------------------------

Feb 11   Mediterranean Holiday * - to 24fe70

Feb 25   The Jolson Story * - to 03mr70

Mar 04   2001: A Space Odyssey * - to 10mr70

Mar 11   Ice Station Zebra * - to 17mr70

Mar 18   Goodbye Mr. Chips - to 16ar70

1971---------------------------

Feb 12   2001: A Space Odyssey * - to 11mr71

Apr 23   Gone with the Wind * - to 20my71

Jun 11   Grand Prix * - to 17je71

Jun 18   My Fair Lady * - to 24je71

Jun 25   Song of Norway * - to 01jl71

Jul 02   Krakatoa East of Java + Custer of the West #*

         - to 08jl71

Sep 17   Ryan’s Daughter #* - to 06oc71

Nov 05   Doctor Zhivago #* - to 24nv71

Dec 17   Far from the Madding Crowd #* - to 22de71

1972---------------------------

Dec 22   The Great Waltz # - to 22fe73

1973---------------------------

Jun 29   This is CINERAMA * - to 11jl73

1989---------------------------

Sep 05   venue closed (4-plex conversion)

Dec 22   venue reopen (Cineplex Odeon)

1998---------------------------

Aug 28   venue 8-plex expansion

 

 

 

WINNIPEG - MISC. PLAYDATES

1953---------------------------

Oct 29   The Robe - CAPITOL

 

 

 

*** ADDITIONAL DATA FOR WINNIPEG EXHIBITION:

    IMAX playdates 1987 +

 

 

 

 

EDMONTON ////////////////////////////

 

 

 

EDMONTON - PARAMOUNT (Famous Players)

1,429-seat

1960---------------------------

Jun 15   Can-Can + The Miracle of Todd-AO - to 26jl60

Sep 28   Ben-Hur # - to 29nv60

1961---------------------------

Apr 01   The Alamo #* - to 20ar61

1963---------------------------

Apr 04   Mutiny on the Bounty # - to 08my63

Jun 26   Cleopatra - to 01oc63

1964---------------------------

Apr 15   The Fall of the Roman Empire # - to 21my64

Oct 28   My Fair Lady - to 23mr65

1965---------------------------

Nov 04   The Sleeping Beauty - Kirov Ballet - to 10nv65

1966---------------------------

Jul 27   Doctor Zhivago # - to 24de66

1967---------------------------

Mar 16   The Bible # - to 03my67

1968---------------------------

Feb 14   Gone with the Wind - to 07my68

Sep 25   2001: A Space Odyssey - to 19nv68

2003---------------------------

Jun 27   venue closed

 

 

 

EDMONTON - RIALTO (Odeon)

1,010-seat

1960---------------------------

May 15   venue closed - to 04jl60

         (‘complete renovation;

          will reopen on or about June 15

          with Porgy and Bess in Todd-AO’)

Jul 05   venue reopen

         (‘future 70mm and Todd-AO productions’)

Aug 10   Porgy and Bess * - to 23au60

1961---------------------------

Aug 02   Exodus - to 29au61

Aug 30   Spartacus * - to 19se61

1962---------------------------

Mar 02   Spartacus * - to 15mr62

Dec 25   Barabbas * - to 24ja63

1963---------------------------

Jun 05   Lawrence of Arabia # - to 07au63

1974---------------------------

Jun 07   commence twin exhibition

         (operated during conversion)

1987---------------------------

Jun 26   venue closed

 

 

 

EDMONTON - MEADOWLARK (NGC/Famous Players)

‘C I N E R A M A’

780-seat; 25x50 ft. screen

1969---------------------------

Dec 25   Krakatoa East of Java * - to 21ja70

1970---------------------------

Jan 22   2001: A Space Odyssey * - to 17fe70

Feb 18   Grand Prix * - to 24fe70

Mar 04   Gone with the Wind * - to 17mr70

Mar 18   Goodbye Mr. Chips # - to 15ar70

1973---------------------------

Oct 12   This is CINERAMA * - to 18oc73

1974---------------------------

Nov 29   2001: A Space Odyssey * - to 25de74

1992---------------------------

Jun 08   venue closed

 

 

 

EDMONTON - MISC. PLAYDATES

1953---------------------------

Nov 20   The Robe - PARAMOUNT

 

 

 

*** ADDITIONAL DATA FOR EDMONTON EXHIBITION:

    IMAX playdates 1984 +

 

 

 

 

QUEBEC CITY ////////////////////////////

 

 

 

QUEBEC - ALOUETTE/CINEMA SAINTE-FOY (United/Famous Players)

‘SALLE 70MM’

586-seat

1965-------------------------

Sep 17   My Fair Lady - to 18nv65

Nov 19   The Hallelujah Trail #* - to 24nv65

Dec 17   The Greatest Story Ever Told * - to 12ja66

1966-------------------------

Feb 09   The Sound of Music # - to 01de66

Dec 02   The Sleeping Beauty - Kirov Ballet *

         - to 20de66

Dec 21   Doctor Zhivago # - to 22mr67

1968-------------------------

Mar 01   Hawaii #* - to 14mr68

Apr 05   Camelot * - to 02my68

Sep 27   Gone with the Wind #* - to 17oc68

1969-------------------------

Feb 28   The Shoes of the Fisherman * - to 13mr69

Apr 18   War & Peace I & II #* - to 24ar69

Jun 13   2001: A Space Odyssey #* - to 26je69

Oct 24   Ice Station Zebra * - to 30oc69

Dec 25   Krakatoa East of Java * - to 31de69

1970-------------------------

Jun 26   Hello Dolly #* - to 16jl70

Oct 30   Goodbye, Mr. Chips #* - to 05nv70

Dec 25   Hello Dolly (version francaise) #*

         - to 28ja71

1971-------------------------

Mar 05   Song of Norway #* - to 01ar71

May 21   Ryan’s Daughter #* - to 03je71

Jun 11   Patton #* - to 01jl71

Jul 02   My Fair Lady #* - to 08jl71

1979-------------------------

Dec 07   venue rename: CINEMA SAINTE-FOY 1

1999-------------------------

Nov 26   venue closed

 

 

 

QUEBEC - MISC. PLAYDATES

1953---------------------------

Dec 03   The Robe - CAPITOL

 

 

 

*** ADDITIONAL DATA FOR QUEBEC EXHIBITION:

    IMAX playdates 1995 +

 

 

 

 

LONDON ////////////////////////////

 

 

 

LONDON - PARK (20th Century)

‘C I N E R A M A’

626-seat

1966-------------------------

Apr 18   closed  ‘to make room for a new

         Super CINERAMA engagement’

May 11   Battle of the Bulge - to 21je66

Jul 20   Doctor Zhivago # - to 10ja67

1967-------------------------

Jan 25   Is Paris Burning? #* - to 21mr67

Mar 22   Hawaii #* - to 27je67

Jun 28   Grand Prix - to 22au67

Aug 23   The Sand Pebbles # - to 14nv67

Nov 15   Gone with the Wind - to 10ar68

1968-------------------------

Apr 11   Far from the Madding Crowd - to 14my68

Jun 26   2001: A Space Odyssey - to 22au68

Dec 25   Finian’s Rainbow # - to 04fe69

1969-------------------------

Feb 05   The Shoes of the Fisherman #*

         - to 11mr69

May 30   War & Peace I & II # - to 12je69

Jul 11   2001: A Space Odyssey * - to 07au69

Aug 15   Doctor Zhivago #* - to 11se69

Dec 25   Paint Your Wagon # - to 04fe70

1970-------------------------

Feb 05   Krakatoa East of Java - to 19fe70

Feb 26   Hello Dolly # - to 13my70

1971-------------------------

Mar 05   Song of Norway - to 08ar71

Apr 09   My Fair Lady #* - to 22ar71

Jun 18   Gone with the Wind * - to 08jl71

1972-------------------------

Oct 20   Ryan’s Daughter * - to 26oc72

        ‘MGM’s Fabulous Four’

Oct 27   2001: A Space Odyssey * - to 23nv72

Nov 24   Doctor Zhivago * - to 21de72

1973-------------------------

Jun 15   Gone with the Wind * - to 05jl73

1974-------------------------

Aug 02   That’s Entertainment #* - to 12se74

Nov 01   Gone with the Wind #* - to 23nv74

Nov 24   2001: A Space Odyssey #* - to 05de74

1989-------------------------

Sep 05   venue closed

         17jl91 - reopen; rename: PALACE

          theatrical venue (London Community Players)

 

 

 

LONDON - MISC. PLAYDATES

1953---------------------------

Nov 27   The Robe - CAPITOL

 

 

 

*** ADDITIONAL DATA FOR LONDON EXHIBITION:

    IMAX playdates 1996-2005/2011+

 

 

 

 

HAMILTON ////////////////////////////

 

 

 

HAMILTON - CENTRE TWIN ‘WEST’ (NGC/Famous Players)

744-seat

1969-------------------------

Jan 15   2001: A Space Odyssey - to 11mr69

Mar 12   Star! # - to 15ar69

Apr 16   Grand Prix * -to 29ar69

Apr 30   The Sound of Music * - to 06my69

May 14   2001: A Space Odyssey * - to 29my69

Jun 13   Camelot * - to 24je69

Jun 25   South Pacific #* - to 08jl69

Jul 09   Cleopatra * - to 17jl69

Jul 18   Sweet Charity - to 04se69

Sep 05   The King and I #* - to 09se69

Oct 31   Gone with the Wind * - to 20nv69

Dec 03   Doctor Zhivago #* - to 11de69

Dec 25   Krakatoa East of Java * - to 13ja70

1970---------------------------

Mar 20   Ben-Hur #* - to 23ar70

1986---------------------------

Apr 18   commence 8-plex exhibition

         (operated during conversion)

         rename: CENTRE MALL (Cineplex Odeon)

2001---------------------------

Oct 22   venue closed

 

 

 

HAMILTON - MISC. PLAYDATES

1953---------------------------

Dec 25   The Robe - TIVOLI