Britannia Drive-In

3090 Carling Avenue,
Ottawa, ON K2B 7K2

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Previously operated by: 20th Century Theaters

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Britannia Drive-In

The Brittania Drive-In opened on July 15, 1948. It was twinned on January 2, 1976 and closed in 1997. It was replaced by an indoor theatre. Capacity was about 900 cars.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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Jon Lidolt
Jon Lidolt on April 10, 2010 at 10:44 am

This drive-in theatre was owned and operated by 20th Century theatres whose head office was located at 175 Bloor St. E. in Toronto. The Brittania was one of the companies most profitable theatres.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 5, 2010 at 2:07 pm

Was this Drive-in called BRITANNIA HEIGHTS Drive-in in the late 50’s. That drive-in parked 500 cars and was owned by Twinex which ran quite a few screens in Ontario.

Hugger1 on March 22, 2012 at 6:51 pm

Had 2 screens when it closed.

Tmartin on April 28, 2016 at 10:49 pm

Britannia Drive-In did open 1948 and close in 1997. It start as single screen theatre and was expanded to a twin screen theatre in the 60’s. I managed Britannia Drive-In from April/82 to Sept/84. It was owned by Twinex/20th Century which also owned the Airport Drive-In and Britannia Cinema Six, both in Ottawa and other theatres across Canada. Britannia Cinema Six was an indoor theatre built on the corner of the drive-in property.

rivest266 on August 28, 2018 at 6:06 am

Two screens opening on January 2nd, 1976. Another ad posted.

rivest266 on November 20, 2020 at 7:15 pm

Annonce d'inauguration en français publiée dans la section photo

davidcoppock on November 20, 2020 at 11:12 pm

Opened as a twin on 2/1/1976 on screen 1 with Tidal wave" and “A man for hanging” and on screen 2 with “Hustle” and “The Parallax view”.

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