Towne Cinema 8

301 Notre Dame Avenue,
Winnipeg, MB R3B 1P2

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grandcameo on January 19, 2023 at 10:08 pm

The closure is officially permanent. Poster cases have been removed from the building and it’s up for sale.

ScreenClassic on July 25, 2022 at 6:29 pm

If the Towne’s been boarded up, that’s an indication that the closure could be permanent. We’ll just have to wait and see what the official word is.

grandcameo on July 25, 2022 at 11:08 am

The Towne 8 has been boarded up, but the official word is still that the closure is temporary.

grandcameo on July 1, 2022 at 2:15 pm

Landmark Cinemas says the Towne 8 will “temporarily close” citing staffing shortages and a need to focus on Grant Park. The theatre will go dark after the scheduled shows on Thursday, July 7th. No re-opening date or timeline was provided.


DavidZornig on August 22, 2020 at 7:44 am

Full history credit Stephen Leigh.

“Landmark Cinema’s Towne Cinema 8 located at 301 Notre Dame Avenue in Winnipeg opens on August 21, 1981. First manager is Dave Pilcher. Canada’s first eight-plex under one free-standing roof has roughly 1,800 seats. Boasting the finest in sound and motion picture projection, and equipped with Dolby Stereo and 70MM. Opening features were "Blazing Saddles”, “Rockshow”, “The Four Seasons”, “Stay As You Are”, “This is Elvis”, “Breaker Morant”, “Just a Gigolo” and “Lunch Wagon”. Ownership changed to Cineplex Odeon on March 1, 1985. Closed on February 26, 1995. Re-opened by Landmark Cinemas on April 14, 1995. Re-opening features were “The Wild Bunch”, “Pebble and the Penguin”, “Outbreak”, “Disclosure”, “Dumb and Dumber”, “Billy Madison”, “Drop Zone”, “Legends of the Fall” and “The Quick and the Dead”. Theatre is still open and showing movies."