Oakville Town Centre Cinemas

320 North Service Road W.,
Oakville, ON L6M 2R7

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Spectrum Entertainment
Spectrum Entertainment on March 9, 2022 at 2:40 pm

This cinema’s final day was July 19, 2001. Its final movies were A.I.: Artificial Intelligence, The Fast and The Furious, Cats & Dogs, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Pootie Tang, Scary Movie 2, and Shrek (only one without digital sound). I believe it failed because of heavy competition with AMC Winston Churchill and SilverCity Mississauga nearby.

Spectrum Entertainment
Spectrum Entertainment on August 27, 2021 at 7:07 pm

This theatre opened on June 23, 1989, with “Batman” in the Majestic and Bijou theatres, “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” in the Palace and Olympia theatres, and “Dead Poets Society” in the Alto and Rio theatres. By opening, it had Dolby SR in all theatres.

theatrefan on November 16, 2020 at 3:07 pm

The original auditorium names and seat counts at opening were: Majestic 451 seats, Olympia 298 seats, Bijou 254 seats & Alto, Palace & Rio with 238 seats in each one.

theatrefan on June 26, 2017 at 5:22 pm

No other Famous Players complex had quite the true “street of theatres” look like this one did, but the ones still around and in current operation are the Kildonan Place Cinemas in Winnipeg and the Esplanade 6 in North Vancouver. The stadium seating craze in the late nineties unfortunately rendered a lot of these cinemas obsolete well before their time.

thoive on June 21, 2017 at 8:23 pm

I so love the interior of this theatre. I actually didn’t remember it until I saw the photo here but it’s the most creative thing I’ve ever seen in a cinema’s design. Did Famous Players do this “street of theatres” design in any of their other theatres, and if so, are any of them still around?

fautbox on July 13, 2016 at 5:26 am

I think about this place all the time. I wish it was still the theatre – I’d make the trip back into Oakville just for it if it was! If anyone has any more pictures, or memories, please share!

telliott on March 9, 2013 at 12:09 pm

One of my all time favourites of all the “sixplexes” Famous Players built across the country in the 80s. Especially loved the lobby which was like a town setting, with it’s sky blue ceiling and each cinema with it’s different name on different marquees and signs to look like a main street somewhere. Very imaginative. Too bad it didn’t last much much longer, but soon the multiplex/curved screen/stadium seating hit and this was a goner. Although the Cineplex Odeon built around the same time also in Oakville still survives as the Encore Oakville Mews.

fautbox on March 9, 2013 at 11:53 am

I’ve uploaded the photo in the “Photos” section. Please share any more info of pictures of the theatre if you have it! :)

William Mewes
William Mewes on July 23, 2011 at 6:31 pm

Thank You for posting the link! I have figured it out now.

1989 Photo

William Mewes
William Mewes on July 22, 2011 at 6:05 am

A picture from 1989 can be found here.


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