Oakville Mews Cinemas

171 Speers Road,
Oakville, ON L6K 2E8

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Operated by: Encore Cinemas

Previously operated by: Cineplex Odeon

Functions: Movies (First Run)

Previous Names: Film.Ca Cinemas

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View from the stage at the front of Cinema 1.

One of the grand “Garth Drabinsky”-era Cineplexes. The Oakville Mews Cinemas opened on December 18, 1987. The Mews' huge lobby takes you back to the heyday of Cineplex in Canada.

Now run by Encore Cinemas, it is being returned to it’s original look after five years of serving as a church.

Contributed by Jason Speers

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William Mewes
William Mewes on October 11, 2010 at 1:28 pm

Some pictures I took on Thursday October 7th 2010

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rivest266 on January 7, 2012 at 12:57 pm

I uploaded the grand opening ad that was shared by the Sherway Cinemas.

William Mewes
William Mewes on November 1, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Located at 171 Speers Road in Oakville Ontario Canada.

Opened in 1987 as the “Oakville Ciniplex Odeon” Oakville’s first multi screen cinema it replaced a smaller single screen Odeon located at 131 Speers Road.

Closed in 1999 it’s short existence being at least in part due to the fact that a “Famous Players” multi screen cinema opened in 1989 less than a 10 minute drive away.

This building then became a church “The Meeting House”

Reborn in 2007 as an “Encore Cinema” a small Canadian chain based in Burlington Ontario.

telliott on November 1, 2012 at 5:46 pm

I don’t think it was the FP Oakville Town Centre cinemas that prompted the closing, rather the AMC Winston Churchill 24. Both the FP and the Cineplex seemed to do quite well until that put them both out of business.

William Mewes
William Mewes on November 1, 2012 at 7:04 pm

I actualy blame myself …

I bought one of them new fangled VCR player things and a whole bunch of cinemas went out of business.

fautbox on March 12, 2013 at 4:03 pm

Does anyone have any pictures from back in the Cineplex days? I’ve tried to contact Encore, Cineplex and even archives in Oakville, but so far I’ve come up short!

truenorthstrongnfree on March 13, 2015 at 10:48 am

Currently operated as an independent cinema by Film.ca. Many upgrades have been done, the theater is all digital now. New, larger plusher seats have been added, affording better leg room.

thoive on April 17, 2015 at 8:25 pm

^ Film.Ca is the same company as Encore. Same management. The name was changed to reflect that it is no longer a second run theatre.

truenorthstrongnfree on May 1, 2016 at 8:08 pm

Not wanting to get married in a traditional church, my wife and I reached out to several movie theatres. Film.ca was the only one that would forego a matinee and rent us a theatre. (Cineplex wanted a ridiculous amount of money, and wanted us out of the room before noon) I’ll upload some photos to the photo section.

CorusFTW on January 28, 2023 at 5:29 pm

The cinema opened on December 18, 1987. Its opening films include Wall Street, Throw Momma From the Train, *batteries not included, and Overboard.

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