Dollar Cinema

6900 Boulevard Decarie,
Côte Saint-Luc, QC H3X 2T8

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Previously operated by: Cineplex Odeon

Functions: Furniture Showroom

Previous Names: Odeon Decari Square Cinema

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Dollar Cinema

Located in the Dacarie Square Mall in Cote Saint-Luc, to the west of Montreal. Opened as a 1,000-seat twin screen cinema on March 18, 1977 with Richard Chamberlain in “The Slipper and the Rose” & Phil Proctor in “Tunnel Vision”.

In June 2022 it was announced the Dollar Cinema would closed on July 31, 2022.

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Recent comments (view all 14 comments)

KingBiscuits on November 15, 2009 at 11:02 am

From the looks of the website’s showtimes, the theatres looks like it is a four-screen theatre now.

Apple IIGS
Apple IIGS on November 30, 2011 at 11:03 am

Update: ticket price increases to $2.85 (taxes included). Still inexpensive, but really astray from original concept of movies for a dollar.

rivest266 on January 4, 2012 at 10:12 am

I uploaded the 1977 grand opening ad in the photo section.

peterpotamianos on October 4, 2016 at 5:30 pm

I was an assistant manager here when cineplex odeon ran it as a dollar house….what a shame nice theatre

rivest266 on November 27, 2016 at 2:35 pm

This is in Côte Saint-Luc, not Montreal.

rivest266 on January 4, 2019 at 1:41 pm

There are plans to redevelop Decarie Square, which involves the demolition of the mall.

davidcoppock on November 27, 2020 at 10:23 pm

Opened on 18/3/1977 on screen 1 with “The slipper and the rose” and on screen 2 with “Tunnel vision”.

rivest266 on June 12, 2022 at 10:41 am

Closing July 31st, 2022 per:

After 18 years of giving Montreal-area movie lovers wanting a cheap option to take in a flick, Dollar Cinema is closing for good.

A post on the cinema’s Facebook page said that owner (and 2017 mayoral hopeful) Bernie Gurberg will not be renewing the lease on the second-floor, two-screen theatre at the Decarie Square mall in Cote Saint-Luc.

“To all our regulars, old and new moviegoers…. it is with a heavy heart that Bernie let us know that our much loved Dollar Cinema is closing July 31st, 2022,” reads the post.

Gurberg ran for mayor of Montreal in 2017 and came fourth with 2,141 votes, ahead of four other candidates. Those who pre-purchased tickets can use them until that time, and the cinema is working to get another cinema to honour them for a defined period of time after the doors are closed.

Dollar Cinema has been screening second (sometimes third or fourth) run movies for almost two decades for firesale prices.

A regular movie is $2.50, and popcorn and other snacks start at $1.

This weekend, Encanto, Clifford the Big Red Dog and Ambulance are screening.

Apple IIGS
Apple IIGS on September 28, 2022 at 9:09 pm

Visited the former Dollar Cinema today (late September 2022).

The theater has been completely gutted. The lobby has been reconstructed and currently under renovation to be repurposed as a furniture store. The two former theater auditorium have been walled off (no longer accessible from inside the mall!), and turned into places of religious worship (a synagogue?) which can only be entered from exterior doors in the parking lot. Only saw the former lobby, you’d never guess a theater was once there.

Not only the end of the Dollar Cinema, but of ANY chance this movie theater might reopen again, it’s done. RIP Decarie Square Cinema, 1977-2022.

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