Montreal - anamorphic widescreen cinema venues

1953-

 

7 January 2009 REVISE

 

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NOTATIONS

 

[CS] CinemaScope

 

[SS] Superscope

 

vf   version francaise

 

 

A Associated Theatres (first ad: 25fe56)

C Confederation Theatres

F Famous Players Theatres

O Odeon Theatres

U United Theatres

 

 

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

 

Oct 29   PALACE F - The Robe[CS] - stereophonic

 

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

 

Apr 01   MONTROSE A (Rosemont)

         Beneath the 12-Mile Reef + Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No 4

         + Vesuvius Express[CS] - stereophonic

         venue opening engagement

        ‘Montreal’s Largest Screen’ (20au54)

        ‘Montreal’s Largest CinemaScope Screen’ (10se54)

 

Apr 17   5TH AVENUE - Knights of the Round Table[CS] - stereophonic

 

May 01   SAVOY (Verdun) - The Robe # - stereophonic

          (stereo not advertised prior to 29my54)

 

Aug 06   IMPERIAL - Night People[CS]

         [07nv54 - closed; conversion for CINERAMA]

 

Sep 24   LOEW’S - The High and the Mighty[CS]

         (06my55 - Underwater - Montreal Superscope premiere)

 

Oct 30   CRYSTAL PALACE - The Robe

         LIDO - Beneath the 12-Mile Reef

 

Nov 07   RIVIERA - Lucky Me[CS]

 

Dec 01   EMPIRE A - Night People

 

Dec 10   PRINCESS F - Ring of Fear[CS]

 

Dec 10   CAPITOL F - King Richard & The Crusaders[CS]

 

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

 

Jan 26   RIALTO U - Night People

         WESTMOUNT U - River of No Return[CS] # - stereophonic

          (stereo not advertised prior to 04my55)

         YORK U - King of the Khyber Rifles[CS] # - stereophonic

          (stereo not advertised prior to 30ar55)

 

Jan 27   OUTREMONT - Sign of the Pagan[CS]

          12jl56 - The Maverick Queen [Naturama]

         SNOWDON - Sign of the Pagan

          12jl56 - The Maverick Queen [Naturama]

         STRAND - Sign of the Pagan

          12jl56 - The Maverick Queen [Naturama]

 

Jan 29   RIVOLI U - Hell and High Water[CS] - stereophonic

         ROSEMOUNT U - Demetrius and the Gladiators[CS]

         - stereophonic

 

Feb 05   CORONA U - Lucky Me

         FRANCAIS U - Lucky Me

         PAPINEAU U - How to Marry a Millionaire[CS]

 

Feb 12   AMHERST - Lucky Me

         GRANADA U - How to Marry a Millionaire

         LUCERNE U - How to Marry a Millionaire

         REGENT U - Hell and High Water

         VAN HORNE U - Hell and High Water

 

Feb 14   EMPRESS C - King of the Khyber Rifles

 

Feb 19   BELMONT U - Hell and High Water

         PLAZA U - Hell and High Water

 

Feb 26   AHUNTSIC U - Hell and High Water

         MONKLAND U - River of No Return

 

Mar 05   CARTIER C - The Black Shield of Falworth[CS]

         CHATEAU C - The Black Shield of Falworth

         ORLEANS

         - How to Marry a Millionaire + The Command[CS]

         - stereophonic

 

Mar 12   DOMINION C - The Black Shield of Falworth

         MAISONNEUVE C - The Black Shield of Falworth

 

Mar 19   CENTURY (Ville Emard) - Demetrius and the Gladiators

 

Apr 02   NELSON - The Black Shield of Falworth

 

Apr 13   NORMANDIE U - The Black Shield of Falworth

 

May 12   BEAUBIEN O - Sign of the Pagan

 

Jul 09   PARK (Verdun) - Lucky Me + Sitting Bull[CS]

 

Jul 14   COMMODORE (Cartierville) A - King of the Khyber Rifles

 

Jul 23   VOGUE - The Student Prince[CS]

 

Aug 04   SEVILLE U - Night People

 

Sep 09   KENT - A Man Named Peter[CS]

 

Oct 30   CENTRE - Ring of Fear[CS]

 

Nov 25   ORPHEUM F - The Robe

 

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

 

Feb 18   CAPRI A - The Black Shield of Falworth

         DIEPPE (Montreal South) A - That Lady[CS]

 

Mar 03   CHAMPLAIN O - Les nuits de Montmartre

         CREMAZIE O - Les nuits de Montmartre

                      [Cinépanoramic -

                      ‘Solution française de l’écran large’

                       Première fois au Canada]

 

Mar 14   PASSE-TEMPS - The Student Prince

 

Mar 15   AVON - Love is a Many Splendored Thing

                + Three Coins in the Fountain

 

Mar 18   HOLLYWOOD - Land of the Pharoahs[CS]

 

Apr 13   BIJOU - La fontaine des amours[CS]

         ST DENIS - La fontaine des amours

                    (vf: Three Coins in the Fountain)

 

Jun 23   ELECTRA O - Chevalier du roi[CS]

         VILLERAY O - Chevalier du roi

                      (vf: The Black Shield of Falworth)

 

Aug 11   MERCIER O - Chevalier du roi

 

Aug 25   VERDUN PALACE O - Le signe du paien

                           (vf: Sign of the Pagan)

 

Oct 13   RADIO CITE - Frou-Frou [re-opening engagement]

 

Dec 27   LAVAL - Vera Cruz (vf)

 

 

 

Alphabetical Listing

 

 

AHUNTSIC U - 26fe55 - Hell and High Water

 

AMHERST - 12fe55 - Lucky Me

 

AVENUE

 

AVON - 15mr56 - Love is a Many Splendored Thing

                + Three Coins in the Fountain

 

BEAUBIEN O - 12my55 - Sign of the Pagan

 

BELMONT U - 19fe55 - Hell and High Water

 

BIJOU - 13ar56 - La fontaine des amours[CS]

 

CAPITOL F - 10de54 - King Richard & The Crusaders

 

CAPRI A - 18fe56 - The Black Shield of Falworth

 

CARTIER C - 05mr55 - The Black Shield of Falworth

 

CENTRE - 30oc55 - Ring of Fear

 

CENTURY (Ville Emard) - 19mr55 - Demetrius and the Gladiators

 

CHAMPLAIN O - 03mr56 - Les nuits de Montmartre

                       [Cinépanoramic]

 

CHATEAU C - 05mr55 - The Black Shield of Falworth

 

COMMODORE (Cartierville) A - 14jl55 - King of the Khyber Rifles

 

CORONA U - 05fe55 - Lucky Me

 

CREMAZIE O -  03mr56 - Les nuits de Montmartre

                       [Cinépanoramic]

 

CRYSTAL PALACE - 30oc54 - The Robe

 

DIEPPE (Montreal South) A - 18fe56 - That Lady

 

DOMINION C - 12mr55 - The Black Shield of Falworth

 

ELECTRA O - 23je56 - Chevalier du roi[CS]

 

EMPIRE A - 01de54 - Night People

 

EMPRESS C - 14fe55 - King of the Khyber Rifles

 

5TH AVENUE - 17ar54 - Knights of the Round Table (stereophonic)

 

FRANCAIS U - 05fe55 - Lucky Me

 

GRANADA U - 12fe55 - How to Marry a Millionaire

 

HOLLYWOOD - 18mr56 - Land of the Pharoahs[CS]

 

IMPERIAL - 06au54 - Night People (closed 07nv54)

 

KENT - 09se55 - A Man Named Peter

 

LAVAL - 27de56 - Vera Cruz (vf)

 

LIDO - 30oc54 - Beneath the 12-Mile Reef

 

LOEW’S - 24se54 - The High and the Mighty

 

LUCERNE U - 12fe55 - How to Marry a Millionaire

 

MAISONNEUVE C - 12mr55 - The Black Shield of Falworth

 

MERCIER O - 11au56 - Chevalier du roi

 

MONKLAND U - 26fe55 - River of No Return

 

MONTROSE (Rosemont) A - 01ar54 - Beneath the 12-Mile Reef

                        (stereophonic)

 

NELSON - 02ar55 - The Black Shield of Falworth

 

NORMANDIE U - 13ar55 - The Black Shield of Falworth

 

ORPHEUM F - 25nv55 - The Robe

 

ORLEANS - 05mr55 - How to Marry a Millionaire + The Command

          (stereophonic)

 

OUTREMONT - 27ja55 - Sign of the Pagan[CS]

 

PALACE F - 29oc53 - The Robe (stereophonic)

 

PAPINEAU U - 05fe55 - How to Marry a Millionaire

 

PARK (Verdun) - 09jl55 - Lucky Me + Sitting Bull

 

PASSE-TEMPS - 14mr56 - The Student Prince[CS]

 

PLAZA U - 19fe55 - Hell and High Water

 

PRINCESS F - 10de54 - Ring of Fear[CS]

 

RADIO CITE - 13oc56 - Frou-Frou (re-opening engagement)

 

RIALTO U - 26ja55 - Night People

 

REGENT U - 12fe55 - Hell and High Water

 

RIVOLI U - 29ja55 - Hell and High Water (stereophonic)

 

ROSEMOUNT U - 29ja55 - Demetrius and the Gladiators (stereophonic)

 

SEVILLE U - 04au55 - Night People

 

SAVOY (Verdun) - 01my54 - The Robe # (stereophonic)

 

SNOWDON - 27ja55 - Sign of the Pagan

 

ST DENIS - 13ar56 - La fontaine des amours

 

STRAND - 27ja55 - Sign of the Pagan

 

VAN HORNE U - 12fe55 - Hell and High Water

 

VERDUN PALACE O - 25au56 - Le signe du paien

 

VILLERAY O - 23je56 - Chevalier du roi

 

VOGUE - 23jl55 - The Student Prince

 

WESTMOUNT U - 26ja55 - River of No Return # (stereophonic)

 

YORK U - 26ja55 - King of the Khyber Rifles # (stereophonic)