59 Sainte-Catherine Street East,
Montreal, QC H2X 1K5

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Previously operated by: Famous Players, Loew's Inc., United Amusement Corp., Ltd.

Functions: Concerts

Previous Names: Billy Moore's Lyceum, Loew's Court Theatre, Eros Cinema, Theatre Francais, Metropolis

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 514.844.3500

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Opened in 1884 as the Theatre Francais, the name was changed to Billy Moore’s Lyceum in 1905. In 1920, Loew’s took over and renovated and renamed it Loew’s Court Theatre from September 9, 1921. In 1924, it is renamed back to the Theatre Francais. In 1960, the policy changed to French movies and the name was changed again on November 6, 1970 to Eros Cinema and began showing adult films.

The theatre closed in 1981 and reopened in 1986 as Metropolis, a nightclub and concert venue. On September 17, 2017 it reopened as a concert venue named M TELUS after a wireless provider.

Contributed by Mike Rivest

Recent comments (view all 9 comments)

edward on April 29, 2004 at 3:04 am

This huge theatre still functions as a popular nightclub and concert venue. The beautiful marble lobby is still intact although the auditorium and massive U-shaped balcony have been substantially modernised. Located in Montreal’s east end red-light district and one of the city’s most unique spaces. No pictures available but current info can be found here:
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TLSLOEWS on August 5, 2010 at 12:52 am

Another one time Loews house,Wow.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on July 28, 2011 at 1:27 am

Here is a postcard showing an early 1900s view of the Français.

DavidZornig on October 23, 2013 at 1:44 am

I just added a 1955 photo of the Theatre Francais I found on Facebook.

rivest266 on November 27, 2016 at 9:40 pm
  • Le 6 novembre 1970, la première annonce d'Eros se trouve dans la section photo de ce théâtre.

  • November 6th, 1970 grand opening ad as Eros can be found in the photo section for this theatre.

rivest266 on December 10, 2016 at 4:10 pm

As of May, 2017 this is to become M Telus (an wireless provider) according to


French language grand opening ad as Eros added in the photo section.

rivest266 on September 3, 2017 at 4:47 pm

This will reopen as M TELUS on September 12th, 2017. I uploaded its 8-page grand opening ad from the Metro newspaper in the photo section. Website: mtelus.com

rivest266 on March 2, 2021 at 8:37 pm

Annonce publiée dans un journal en français

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