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rl_83 commented about Varsity Theatre on May 28, 2023 at 9:18 pm

Hi Kevin,

That post about Hamlet above was from 2012, long before H8.

That’s an interesting bit of info about moving projectors, I worked for Festival Cinemas for a while and never heard about that.

What was going on at the Park when they moved the projector over? Why didn’t they just play it at The Park?

rl_83 commented about Capitol 6 Theatre on Jan 27, 2021 at 9:33 pm

Black Cauldron is playing in 70mm in Cinema 1 in this photo.

rl_83 commented about Capitol 6 Theatre on Jan 17, 2021 at 6:16 pm

Circa 1985. European Vacation is playing on #3 & 5 with Pale Riders showing on #4. Can’t make out the rest of them.

rl_83 commented about The Walkwalk Over the Alley between Granville and Seymour on Jan 17, 2021 at 6:15 pm

This shows the exterior of the “ bridge ” that links the Granville entrance to the rest of the building on Seymour Street.

rl_83 commented about Capitol Six - Circa 2000 on Jan 17, 2021 at 6:14 pm


rl_83 commented about Hollywood Theatre on Jan 13, 2021 at 6:47 pm

Hollywood Theatre is reopened and ready to go. 35mm and Digital Laser Projection.

rl_83 commented about Cineplex Cinemas Mississauga on Jan 13, 2021 at 6:22 pm

I’m also curious to know if this was the test location for the Sonics Associates S4 speaker system.

Sonics was IMAX’s sound vendor for decades, until they purchased them in 2003.

Sonics was branching out and engineered and marketed a Coaxial loudspeaker system for THX Stadium houses called S4. There was one test location somewhere in Ontario, and being in Mississauga, close to the home of IMAX, this location makes sense.

There are no other known installations of this speaker system.

rl_83 commented about Cineplex Cinemas Mississauga on Jan 13, 2021 at 6:19 pm

RE: Digital Sound,

The location I worked at which was a Famous Silvercity location that opened in Nov 1998, all screens had some form of digital sound. The two smaller houses were DTS only with SR backup coming from a scaled-down CP500.

Perhaps that’s what Corus meant above but the chances of hearing SR in those houses were greater if someone didn’t change the discs or reboot the DTS players on Thursday night/Friday afternoon.

rl_83 commented about Dreamplex Cinemas on Jul 8, 2020 at 10:13 pm

Remembering seeing “ Snake Eyes ” here during a holiday in the summer of 98. It played in the main theatre, Cinema 1, which was quite large and also 70mm equipped apparently.

rl_83 commented about Cineplex Cinemas Esplanade on Nov 19, 2019 at 4:52 pm

Appears they did nothing during the 2016 transition. Seats were the same and the place looked rather shabby. Got to see a show here “ The Beach Bum ” as a send off earlier this year.

rl_83 commented about Landmark 12 Guildford on Nov 19, 2019 at 4:50 pm

Curious to know where this single screen from 1967 was located. Guildford Mall wasn’t constructed yet from what I’ve seen looking at the blueprints. The Twin was in the mall and opened in 1977. Do you know where it was, Rivest?

rl_83 commented about Fifth Avenue Cinemas on Nov 19, 2019 at 4:46 pm

^ Reverted back to Festival Cinemas in 2005, after they took back the operations of the Ridge and Park. Sold to Cineplex in 2013.

rl_83 commented about AFI Silver Theatre on Jun 30, 2019 at 11:36 am

The photos on Film-Tech list an SA10 for the Historic theatre. That’s the EX decoder.

rl_83 commented about Oak Theatre on Oct 9, 2018 at 10:13 am

Thanks for sharing. My Dad talks about seeing Bill Haley in “ Rock Around The Clock ” at the Oak around 1956.

rl_83 commented about AFI Silver Theatre on Oct 9, 2018 at 8:47 am

“ I’m wondering why this year they hardly had any 70mm anything. I know we’re not in Hollywood and have easy access to the film archives and all that but when I see Portland and some of these other places having more 70mm, I’m jealous. This isn’t right. This is the AFI! ”

Maybe it has something to do with getting rid of their projectionists, or so I read back a few pages. Perhaps the studios won’t let them run prints anymore and they are going to subject their viewers to a diet of digital-only going forward.

rl_83 commented about Hollywood Theatre on Jul 26, 2018 at 6:50 am

Hollywood Theatre lives to see another day. A development going in next door has agreed to breathe new life into the building by turning it into a mixed use venue.

rl_83 commented about Stanley Theatre on Jul 26, 2018 at 6:46 am

I started with Famous in the early 2000s. I’m not exactly sure what happened to them but the name Doug Smith sounds familiar. He might have been at corporate in Toronto. Neither of them were managing the Capitol 6 by then.

rl_83 commented about Collingwood Cinema on Jul 26, 2018 at 6:39 am

It became Raja Cinema sometime in the mid-2000s if I’m not mistaken. I get the feeling it sat empty for a few years between the porno days and the opening of the Raja.

rl_83 commented about November 6th, 1998 grand opening ad on Mar 26, 2018 at 8:32 pm

Those seats were terrible. Whoever picked those for the 90’s expansion of FP theatres clearly didn’t sit in them for 2 hours before hand.

rl_83 commented about Lougheed Mall Cinemas on Mar 26, 2018 at 8:30 pm

This was one of the biggest 70mm houses in the Vancouver area. It played pretty much whatever The Stanley was running downtown.

After reading Darren’s above post, I got in touch with mall management who did confirm the cinemas are still there. Of course, my request to go for a tour of them was denied.

Very curious to know what was left behind.

rl_83 commented about Sleeping Beauty listing on Dec 6, 2017 at 7:12 pm

1986, March 28 – April 18

rl_83 commented about Artwork inside the Empire Granville 7 on Aug 31, 2017 at 10:31 pm

Tree Of Life by Jack Shadbolt. Now lives on at UBC Reichard Health Sciences building in Kelowna BC

rl_83 commented about Guildford Twin Box Office on Aug 23, 2017 at 6:54 pm


From 1978;

Cinema 1: The Boys From Brazil
Cinema 2: Revenge Of The Pink Panther

rl_83 commented about Vogue Theatre on Aug 10, 2017 at 5:49 pm

Film Projectors and associated equipment apparently have removed from what was known as the booth. The projection booth has now become an office.

rl_83 commented about Ontario Place Cinesphere on Jul 24, 2016 at 10:56 pm

Does anyone know the location of the DP70s that were installed here?