Odeon Champlain

1815 Rue Sainte-Catherine E,
Montreal, QC H2K 2H4

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Previously operated by: Cineplex Odeon, Odeon Theatres (Canada) Ltd.

Architects: Henry E. Greenspoon

Styles: Streamline Moderne

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Odeon Champlain

The 1,500-seat Odeon Champlain was located on Saint-Catherine Street East, just past Papineau Street. It was opened on March 28, 1948 with Gaby Sylvia in “Le Mariage de Ramuntcho”. It was designed by architect Henry E. Greenspoon. Seating was provided for 1,409 in orchestra and balcony levels. Three theatres by the British based Rank Organisation, thru their subsidiary Odeon Theatres (Canada) Ltd., appeared within two years: Le Odeon Cremazie, Le Odeon Champlain and Le Odeon Mercier. All were designed by the same architect.

It closed as a twin screen cinema in early-1990, then was used by a religious group. They closed in 2004, and the building remained boarded up until it was demolished in July 2020. 2020.

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Recent comments (view all 8 comments)

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on July 7, 2005 at 12:55 pm

Here is a 1989 photo I took of the theatre. It appears to have been a two-screener before it closed. In this photo it already is being used as a church, with its name, VIE ET REVEIL, on the marquee.

kencmcintyre on March 24, 2010 at 7:29 pm

Here is an article about the opening from Boxoffice in April 1948:

rivest266 on January 4, 2012 at 10:26 am

I uploaded the grand opening ad here.

rivest266 on November 10, 2016 at 2:08 pm

Urban exploration tour


rivest266 on August 9, 2017 at 4:50 pm

This reopened as a twin cinema on July 16th, 1976, a day before the Olympic Games Opening Ceremonies a few Metro stops away. Grand opening ad in the photo section.

Apple IIGS
Apple IIGS on November 30, 2020 at 11:26 pm

This theater was demolished in July 2020, after sitting abandoned and neglected for more than 15 years. Its complete destruction went ahead despite protest by Heritage Montreal (the city of Montreal seems intent and demolishing all remaining heritage theaters–take the recent destruction of the Snowdon and Empress in recent months!).

As usual, it is being replaced by condos.

ScreenClassic on June 13, 2022 at 2:57 pm

The above post by llgs is correct. A Google street view from November 2020 shows a vacant lot now where the Champlain once stood, so this theatre should be set to Demolished.

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