Dolphin Cinemas

4555 E. Hastings Street,
Burnaby, BC V5C

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Previously operated by: Cineplex Odeon, Hollywood 3 Cinemas

Architects: J. Douglas Henderson

Previous Names: Dolphin Theatre

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Dolphin Cinemas

The Dolphin Theatre opened on December 31, 1965 with Sindey Poitier in “Lilies of the Field & John Wayne in "McLintock”. It was operated by ‘A Theatre Near You’.

Last operated by Hollywood 3 Cinemas, it was closed May 29, 2014.

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Recent comments (view all 19 comments)

seanjung on February 1, 2011 at 10:52 pm

Chuck1231: The Dolphin has been a twin cinema for as long as I can remember. The operators at times may stagger different first-run movies at different times on the same screen, hence the confusion. The Triple cinema concept at one time was very short lived – about 3 months when an Independent ran the theatre.

rl_83 on October 18, 2011 at 5:23 am

Weekend Matinees start times show they have only two screens.

hermangotlieb on October 7, 2012 at 6:28 pm

I read that this theatre is slated to close any time now.

There has been an explosion of re-development in this area of town and this property is to be demolished and turned into mixed condo/retail.

Jason Whyte
Jason Whyte on May 22, 2014 at 10:23 pm

The Dolphin Cinema will be closing next week. Article:

telliott on May 22, 2014 at 10:47 pm

I remember when the Dolphin opened, was an Odeon then. Too bad, another one bites the dust. Amazing it lasted this long. Hopefully the Dunbar and Park will last several more years. Too bad the Ridge is gone. Saw The Sound of Music there when I was 14

BCexpatriate on September 14, 2015 at 5:54 pm

Park theater is gone; not sure if Dunbar is still in operation.

telliott on September 14, 2015 at 6:45 pm

The Park theatre is STILL open. It’s a Cineplex cinema now…the Dunbar is still operational as well.

ScreenClassic on November 11, 2015 at 10:08 am

Status should now be listed as demolished. The current Google street view shows construction going on at the site of the old Dolphin.

rivest266 on November 21, 2018 at 10:29 pm

This opened on December 31st, 1965. Grand opening ad in the photo section.

rivest266 on November 25, 2018 at 10:44 pm

Reopened under new management on August 3rd, 1990 after it closed in 1989. Grand opening ad posted.

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