Canadian Theatre Group (Owns Bonaventure, Pl-Vic, Cote des Neiges,
Long.) Buys out Odeon Theatres to become Canadien Odeon.
La Conventum, Brossard 3 Mail Champlain (Odeon),
Ciné-parc Laval to four screens, Ciné-parc
La Conventum, Electra, Vidéographie, Cote St Luc, Carrefour
Capri to Le Paradis 3 in 1980, Ciné-parc Dollard
to 4 screens, Ciné-parc Repentigny to 2 screens, Ciné-parc
Vaudreuil to two screens, Atwater to three screens,
Ste Eustache to five screens.
Vendôme, Arlequin, Midi-minuit
Le Milleau, Mascouche 2 (Guzzo), Châteauguay 2, Ouimetoscope
2, Astre 4 St Léonard (Guzzo), Paralle,
Kent to Kent 2, Montréal twinned, CP Boucherville
third screen added, La Scala to L'Autre Cinéma,Berri
5, Ciné-parc Châteauguay to three screens.
Canadien, Kent, Bijou, Riviera, Montcalm,
9 at 2001 Université (Cineplex), It closes in 2000
Greenfield Park to three screens,
Palace to six screens
gutted from one large theatre.,
Pussycat to L'Amour, Ciné-parc Mont St Hilaire
Park (Verdun), Monkland, La Scala, Majestic, Pussycat, Cinéma
7e Art, Eros.
Papineau 2 to Cinéma X 2 and back to Papineau,
Rivoli 2, Viau (Laval), Snowdon, Château 2
Maxi 2, Cartier Laval (Odeon)
Avenue (For a supermarket), Montrose, Cinéma Lumière,
New Yorker, Maxi 2
Cineplex buys Canadian Odeon and changes the name to Cineplex-Odeon
Espace 9, Fantaisie, Capitol (St Cathrine E.),
Place Longueuil twinned.
Claremount (Gutted for drugstore), Seville, Crystal, Van
Horne, Cote des Neiges twin, The Film Box in St Anne, Montenach
Cineplex and Canadien Odeon merges to become Cinéplex Odéon
Le Beaver to Le Laurier
Monkland, Verdun Palace, Villeray, Mercier, Place Ville Marie 2,
CP St Mathieu, Marseille (Repentigny), Le Milleau, Montréal
2, Mascouche 2 (Guzzo says lack of Hollywood product forces him to
shut it down.), CP Boucherville, Cartier Laval, Espace 9, Fantasie.
Ermitage 2 (Cinéplex Odéon), La Fourbourg 4
Laval 6 (Cinéplex Odéon)
Versailles 3 to 6 screens,
Champlain 2, Ciné Parc Dollard 4, Ciné Parc
Repentigny 2, Café Timenes.
Changes: Capitol to Mon Cinéma to
La Cite 3 to Bogart 3
to Cinéma du Parc 3,
Cineplex 9 to Centre-ville
Kent 2 ,Outremount, York, Jean Talon, Cinéma at Westmount
Square, Papineau 2, Rio 2, La' Autre Cinéma, Le Laurier, Ermitage
Cinéplex Odéon opens the Égyptien 3 in
Les Cours Mount Royal, the ad claims that it is Canada's first egyptian
cinema However it was the Empress in the 1920's.
The First IMAX Theatre opens in the Vieux Port, Point Claire
6 (Cinéplex Odéon)
Le Laurier (Demolished), Châteauguay 2, Ciné-parc
Cinéma du Village (Gay Porno), Cinéma du Plateau
2, Plaza Jean Talon (Famous Players),
Sun Ko Wah (Chinatown)
Changes: Ouimetoscope adds third screen, Le Parisien
adds 2 more screens.
Place Du Canada.
Centre Eaton 6 (Famous Players),
Terrebonne 8 (Guzzo)
Omega from 2 to 4, Université to
Piccadilly, Cinéma de Village, Cinéma Du Plateau 2.
Châteauguay 5, St. Basile 5 (Ciné Entreprise),
des Neiges 7 (Cinéplex Odéon),Langelier 6 (Guzzo).
Centre Laval 5 to 12 making it the biggest Famous Players Theatre.
Guy (now dollar store), Plaza Jean Talon.
Concordia Cinéma Conv., Famous Players 8 Pointe Claire,
Elyssee 2 to Festival 2
Fairview 2 (Demolished For Reno Dépôt store), Cinéma
(Fire), Bonaventure 2, Ouimetoscope 3.
Cinéma 6 Boucherville (Cinéplex Odéon),
Thérèse 8 (Guzzo).
Festival 2 to Nouveau Elyssee 2, Châteauguay
5 to 6 screens.
Rialto, Commodore (For a video store), Eve (Fire)
June 11 1993
First Digital Sound installed at Cineplex-Odeon Theatres showing "Jurassic
Place Repentigny 6 (Ciné Entreprises), Lacordaire
7 in place of the Astre 4 (Guzzo), Le Mirage 5
Entreprise), Carrefour Angrignon 10 (Built by Ciné Entreprises
then taken over by Famous Players), Place Lasalle 12 (Built by Guzzo
for Cinéplex Odéon), Galeries Laval 8
(Built by Guzzo
for Cinéplex Odéon), Châteauguay Encore 5.
Cinéma Quarter Latin. (Not to be confused with the Cinéplex
Odéon Quarter Latin 17).
Cavendish 8 (Cineplex-Odeon), Famous Players 8 Greenfield
Lacordaire 7 to 11 screens, Brossard 3-7 screens.
Cinéma de Paris (heating dispute), Sun Ko Wah, Omega
IMAX Le Alies in Brossard (September 10),
Delson 7 (Cinéplex
Odéon), Dorion 8 (Cinéplex Odéon)
Cinéma Boucherville 6 to 10 screens, Place Longueuil
2 to 5 screens.
Crémazie, St Basile 5, Le Mirage 5
Cinéplex Odéon Quartier Latin 17 it is the first
movie theatre in Canada featuring a bar,
St Léonard 2.18 $, St Eustache 12 the first multiplex in Canada featuring stadium seating, St Basile 7 (Ciné Entreprise),
Bruno 11 featuring Sightline seating (Cinéplex Odéon)
Châteauguay 6 to Carnival 6.
Odeon Laval Centre 2000, Greenfield Park 3.
Decarie Square 2, Berri 5
a major legal debate began on film monopoly. Mr. Vincenzo Guzzo has
taken an active part in the struggle pitting the interests of independent
movie theatre owners against the giants, Dreamworks (Conscient international),
Famous Players, Cinéplex Odéon and Paramount. In July, an
injunction was filed in Provincial Court against Dreamworks for their refusal
to distribute their films. They have now come to an agreement. Other complaints
have been filed against Famous Players and Cinéplex Odéon
for disloyal practice, and against Paramount for refusing to distribute
their films to Famous Players' competitors. Mr. Vincenzo Guzzo is in charge
of this hot, ongoing issue.
Cinemas Guzzo Galeries des Sources opens with 10 Stadium style
Cinemas Guzzo Opens Mega-Plex Taschereau 18 in Greenfield Park,
It was the largest movie Theatre in Canada (Until AMC opens the Winston
Churchill 24 in Oakville Ontario.) The Theatre features a Carousal
ride, bumping cars.
Cinemas Guzzo Opens Mega-Plex Pont Vieu 16 in Laval.
Ex Centris 3, Mega Plex Guzzo Spheretech 14, Famous Players Paramount
12 + IMAX, Colissee 12
Changes: St Eustache 12 to 16 screens.
Cinéma Paralle, Loews 5
May 14 1999
Cinemas Guzzo opens Mega-Plex Guzzo Spheretech 14 on Cote-vertu
in St. Laurent.
June 4, 1999
Softimage founder Dianel Langois opens the Ex-Centris 3 on St.
Lawrence at Duluth
June 18, 1999
Famous Players opens the Paramount Theatre inside the old Simpson's
building at 977 St. Catherine west, it features 12 screens with THX Certified
sound systems and an IMAX Theatre, also has a TechTown arcade, a bar and
birthday rooms. Opening films are General's Daughter and Tarzan.
Notice posted at the Palace for a parking garage to be built
on the site
Famous Players opens the Colisee 12 in Kirkland, the Theatre
is a round building with 12 screens inside, it is patterned from the Coliseum
Dec 23, 1999
The Loews 5 shows the last movie: The Fight Club
Mega-plex Guzzo Place Jacques Cartier 14
StarCite Montreal 17
Colossus Laval 18
Centre Ville 9
Complexe Desjardins 4
IMAX Le Alies (Brossard)
Jan 24, 2000
The Palace 6 shows its last movies, it is to be gutted and become
the Metaforia entertainment centre
Also Famous Players Closes down the Dorval 4
The Centre-ville 9 shows its last movies.
March 31, 2000
Le Cinemas Guzzo opens the Mega-plex Guzzo Place Jacques Cartier
14 in Longueuil.
Late Apr 2000, Cine 539 shows its last movies and its later turned
into a shop.
Cineplex Odeon Closes the 4-screen Complexe Desjardins, reason
being that it will cost too much to make the place wheelchair accessable.
An enraged patron breaks into the projection booth of Le Parisian
rips the print of Baise-Moi off the projector and walks away with it, damaging
the projector and the platter.
Also the IMAX theatre closes in Brossard, the owners claims they cannot
have the french verson of Cyberworld 3-D that the Paramount was showing.
November 17, 2000
Famous Players Opens StarCite Montreal 17 and the UFO-shaped
Laval 18 on the same day
During 2000, Famous Players's Paramount Montreal is the busiest
theatre in Canada.
AMC Cinemas 22 @ Le Forum (may)
Cinema Club du Quartier
Le Dalphin to Beaubien
Terrebonne to Mega-Plex Terrebonne 14
Carrefour Laval 6 (building later demolished for
the expansion of the shopping centre)
Complexe Desjardins 4
Les Galleries Laval 8 (Reopened as Cinema
Tops 8 on April 6, 2001)
Le Faubourg 4
Place Longueuil 5
Point Claire 6
RED=Loews Cineplex closings on Feb 15,2001
January 3, 2001 the Atwater 3 shows its last movies, Cineplex Odeon
blames the upcoming AMC Forum 2000, also the Montreal Gazette reports that
Famous Players is planning a 10 screen complex to replace Le Parisian at
Place des Arts.
Feburary 15,2001 Loews Cineplex goes bankrupt to make way for an Onex
takeover. as a result 6 Cineplex Odeon theatres are closed, they are the
Carrefour Laval, Galleries Laval,Egyptien,Le Faubourg,Place Longueuil and
Point Claire, also the Le Daulpin 2 is sold to Action Film
April 6, 2001 Cinema Tops opens at the Galeries Laval on a 2nd run discount
April 17, 2001 Le Devoir reports that Famous Players will close down
the Le Parisian 7 on May 18,2001 leaving no circuit theatres on St Cathrine
showing movies in French, this has been denied by Famous Players and the
Parisian will remain open until its replacement opens in about 2003
May 4, 2001 Amc opens the AMC Cinemas 22 @ Le Forum
Famous Players reopens the Dorval 4
Concordia University demolished the York Theatre to make room for an
Famous Players 8 Greenfield Park and Centre Eaton becomes an discount
Le Dauphin is renamed back to Beaubien and will be restored.
Aug 30, 2002
Work is halted on Mega-Plex Lacordaire, the construction firm, 9111-5960 Quebec
Someone stole an payloader from a nearby construction site and crashed it into
the Cinema St. Eustache and made off with an ATM machine, but it was empty,
arrests were made.
Famous Players installs Messina GSS sensory seats in the biggest cinemas of
Colisee, Colossus, Paramount and Starcite, fallowed by the RFGM circuit in
Joliette, Sorel and Drummondville.
Cinemas Guzzo expands the Lacordare to 16 screens and renames it Mega-Plex
Cineplex Odeon closes the Brossard Cinemas at Champlain Mall, the rent was too
high, the marquee was moved to Chateauguay Encore, Cineplex plans to build a new
cinema in Brossard in 2005.
July 3, 2003
Famous Players closes down the Centre Laval 12, too much completion from the
Colossus (Famous Players) and the upcoming Gigantus Guzzo.
Cineplex Odeon becomes Cineplex Galaxy
Digital Projection arrives in Montreal at AMC Forum with Alexander the Great.
A gym opens at the former Loew's
- FUTURE THEATRES
- Complexe Spectrum (9 Alliance-Atlantis, 4 Ex Centris) 2007?
- Carrefour Brossard 16 (Cineplex Odeon) mid 2005
- Gigantus Laval 16 (Guzzo) Dec 2005-early 2006
- Mega-Plex Marché Central 18 (2005)
- Mega-Plex deux mont. 14 (2005)
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