Francais Cinema

Dalhousie Street,
Ottawa, ON K1N

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Styles: French Renaissance

Previous Names: Theatre Francais

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Francais Cinema

The Theatre Francais was located on the west side of Dalhousie Street, and opened in 1914. R. E. Maynard owned the Theatre Francais, which had 999 seats.

It closed in 1961 as the Francais Cinema.

Contributed by Chad Irish

Recent comments (view all 5 comments)

Hugger1 on November 16, 2007 at 12:20 pm

Probably located in the what became the old Larocque’s dept. store.

touraine32 on December 25, 2009 at 12:04 pm

Contrary to what is indicated by Chad Irish, it was the Rideau Theatre (formerly the Princess Theatre) that was located at Rideau and Dalhousie. The Français Cinema was located on the west side of Dalhousie Street about half way between George Street and York Street. When it first closed in 1961, its marquee indicated “closed for repairs” and for about a year, it continued to do so. I had therefore assumed that it would be re-opening, but it never did. It was eventually demolished and later on the entire block of Dalhousie between George and York became the site of a Holiday Inn.

kencmcintyre on December 26, 2009 at 12:26 pm

It’s actually a Marriott Courtyard. The hotel takes up half the block and the rest is parking. Status should be closed/demolished.

rivest266 on October 6, 2013 at 7:50 am

Should be spelled Français.

Léo La Brie
Léo La Brie on December 20, 2016 at 6:38 pm

Il n'y a pas eu d'autres cinémas en français par la suite à Ottawa. Et nous attendons encore ce grand jour !

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