Vancouver - anamorphic widescreen cinema venues

1953-

 

7 January 2009 REVISE

 

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NOTATIONS

 

[CS] CinemaScope

 

[SS] Superscope

 

 

F Famous Players Theatres

O Odeon Theatres

 

 

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

 

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

        ‘Canada’s Largest Screen’

        ‘CinemaScope Western Canadian Premiere’

 

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

 

Apr 16   VOGUE F - King of the Khyber Rifles[CS] - stereophonic

 

Apr 28   COLUMBIA (New Westminister) F - The Robe - stereophonic

 

Jun 11   PARAMOUNT ‘AUTO-VUE’ / DRIVE-IN (Burnaby) - magnetic monaural

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

         + Vesuvius Express[CS] #

        ‘First Time in Canada’ / ‘Largest Screen in Canada’ (09jl54)

        ‘The Only Drive-In in Canada Equipped with Magnetic and Hi Fi

          Sound’ (01oc56)

 

Jun 23   BROADWAY F - Night People + Tournament of Roses[CS] - stereophonic

 

Jul 08   STANLEY F

         Hell and High Water + Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No 4

         + Vesuvius Express[CS]

         - stereophonic

 

Aug 12   ODEON (New Westminister) O - Prince Valiant[CS]

         (engagement initially advertised to open 04au54)

 

Sep 09   ODEON (West Vancouver) O - Garden of Evil[CS]

 

Sep 29   ODEON (North Vancouver) O - Garden of Evil

 

Sep 30   CIRCLE O - Garden of Evil

 

Oct 04   FRASER O - Garden of Evil

         OLYMPIA O - Garden of Evil

 

Oct 08   ORPHEUM F

         Broken Lance + The British Empire Games[CS]

        ‘Introducing the Finest Stereophonic Sound in Canada’ (04mr55)

 

Oct 11   DOMINION F - Lucky Me[CS]

 

Oct 28   OAK (Burnaby) O - Prince Valiant

 

Nov 18   KERRISDALE F - Rose Marie + The Poet & The Peasant Overture[CS]

 

Nov 22   PARK O - Prince Valiant

 

Nov 25   KITSILANO F - Rose Marie + The Poet & The Peasant Overture

 

Dec 02   RIO O - King of the Khyber Rifles

 

Dec 26   GRANDVIEW F - The Robe

 

Dec 27   KINGSW’Y O - New Faces[CS]

 

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

 

Jan 05   CAMEO (New Westminister) - The Robe

 

Jan 07   STRAND F - Black Widow[CS]

 

Jan 12   ALMA F - The Robe

         REGENT F - The Robe

 

Jan 19   VICTORIA F - The Robe

 

Jan 26   WINDSOR F - The Robe

 

Mar 19   DUNBAR O - Prince of Players[CS]

 

Mar 21   INTERNATIONAL CINEMA F - Battle Cry[CS]

 

Mar 24   HOLLYWOOD - Prince Valiant + Tourament of Roses

 

May 16   CASCADES DRIVE-IN - Sitting Bull[CS]

        ‘On the Biggest Screen in Town!’

 

May 18   RIDGE - The Robe

 

May 20   PLAZA O - A Man Called Peter[CS]

 

Jun 02   REX - River of No Return[CS]

 

Jun 06   SAPPERTON (New Westminister) O - The Black Shield of Falworth[CS]

 

Jun 23   COLONIAL - Woman’s World + Broken Arrow

        ‘In Improved CinemaScope’

 

Jun 23   METRO (New Westminister) O - The High and The Mighty[CS]

 

Jun 24   PARAMOUNT (New Westminister) F - Long John Silver[CS]

 

Jul 21   MARPOLE O - King Richard & The Crusaders[CS]

         (closed 31jl55?)

 

Nov 07   ACADEMY (New Westminister) - Ring of Fear[CS]

 

Dec 31   AVON - River of No Return + Tourament of Roses

        ‘grand re-opening’

 

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

 

Jan 02   CAMBIE - Lucky Me

 

Feb 13   VARSITY O - East of Eden

 

Mar 30   LOUGHEED DRIVE-IN - Captain Lightfoot

 

May 03   WESTMINISTER DRIVE-IN - The High and The Mighty

 

May 07   LUX O - To Hell and Back

 

Jun 04   BAY - The High and The Mighty

 

Jul 09   DELTA DRIVE-IN - East of Eden

 

 

 

Alphabetical Listing

 

 

ACADEMY (New Westminister) - 07nv55 - Ring of Fear

 

ALMA F - 12ja55 - The Robe

 

AVON - 31de55 - River of No Return

 

BAY - 04je56 - The High and The Mighty

 

BROADWAY F - 23je54 - Night People (stereophonic)

 

CAMBIE - 02ja56 - Lucky Me

 

CAMEO (New Westminister) - 05ja55 - The Robe

 

CAPITOL F - 29oc53 - The Robe (stereophonic)

 

CASCADES DRIVE-IN - 16my55 - Sitting Bull

 

CIRCLE O - 30se54 - Garden of Evil

 

COLONIAL - 23je55 - Woman’s World + Broken Arrow

 

COLUMBIA (New Westminister) F - 28ar54 - The Robe (stereophonic)

 

DELTA DRIVE-IN - 09jl56 - East of Eden

 

DOMINION F - 11oc54 - Lucky Me

 

DUNBAR O - 19mr55 - Prince of Players

 

FRASER O - 04oc54 - Garden of Evil

 

GRANDVIEW F - 26de54 - The Robe

 

HOLLYWOOD - 24mr55 - Prince Valiant

 

INTERNATIONAL CINEMA F - 21mr55 - Battle Cry

 

KERRISDALE F - 18nv54 - Rose Marie

 

KINGCREST

 

KINGSW’Y O - 27de54 - New Faces

 

KITSILANO F - 25nv54 - Rose Marie

 

LOUGHEED DRIVE-IN - 30mr56 - Captain Lightfoot

 

LUX O - 07my56 - To Hell and Back

 

MARPOLE O - 21jl55 - King Richard & The Crusaders

 

METRO (New Westminister) O -23je55 -  The High and The Mighty

 

OAK (Burnaby) O - 28oc54 - Prince Valiant

 

ODEON (New Westminister) O - 12au54 - Prince Valiant

 

ODEON (West Vancouver) O - 09se54 - Garden of Evil

 

ODEON (North Vancouver) O - 29se54 - Garden of Evil

 

OLYMPIA O - 04oc54 - Garden of Evil

 

ORPHEUM F - 08oc54 - Broken Lance # (stereophonic)

 

PARADISE O

 

PARAMOUNT (New Westminister) F - 24je55 - Long Johm Silver

 

PARAMOUNT AUTO-VUE / DRIVE-IN (Burnaby) - 11je54

  - Beneath the 12-Mile Reef (magnetic monaural)

 

PARK O - 22nv54 - Prince Valiant

 

PLAZA O - 20my55 - A Man Called Peter

 

REGENT F - 12ja55 - The Robe

 

REX - 02je55 - River of No Return

 

RIDGE - 18my55 - The Robe

 

RIO O - 02de54 - King of the Khyber Rifles

 

SAPPERTON (New Westminister) O - 06je55 - The Black Shield of Falworth

 

STANLEY F - 08jl54 - Hell and High Water (stereophonic)

 

STRAND F - 07ja55 - Black Widow

 

STUDIO

 

SURREY DRIVE-IN

 

VARSITY O - 13fe56 - East of Eden

 

VICTORIA F - 19ja55 - The Robe

 

VOGUE F - 16ar54 - King of the Khyber Rifles (stereophonic)

 

WESTMINISTER DRIVE-IN - 03my56 - The High and The Mighty

 

WINDSOR F - 26ja55 - The Robe