Coronet Theatre

851 Granville Street,
Vancouver, BC V6Z

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Previously operated by: Odeon Theatres (Canada) Ltd.

Previous Names: Paradise Theatre

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Coronet Theatre exterior

The Paradise Theatre was opened on November 11, 1938. In 1941 it was taken over by Odeon. It reopened as the Coronet Theatre on July 8, 1964 with Peter Sellers in “The Pink Panther”, still operated by Odeon, a year after they acquired the former Plaza (thereafter Odeon) Theatre just up Granville Street, the Coronet Theatre could seat just under 790.

The theatre was twinned on April 9, 1976, and continued to operate for another decade, before the Coronet Theatre was shuttered in 1986.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

Recent comments (view all 9 comments)

telliott on May 3, 2004 at 10:29 am

This theatre was incorporated into the Cineplex Odeon Granville 7 which opened around 1987 and is still operating. It’s one of only 2 left on the old theatre row (the other is Famous Players Capitol 6)

RobertR on May 3, 2004 at 10:35 am

The above picture is great. I am amazed all the verticals were still there in 1970. New York got rid of most of them by the late 50’s. A shame they lit up the street so well.

kencmcintyre on December 23, 2008 at 10:22 pm

How much of this theater was “incorporated” into the Granville 7? This site shows some architectural detail from the Coronet. I would like to see a photo of the Granville as it looks today.

Splashcat66 on February 23, 2013 at 9:20 am

July 8 1964. $200,000 later The Coronet opens. Striking Decor? Must have been removed in ‘76

BCexpatriate on May 22, 2013 at 11:25 pm

Here is another photo of the Coronet, from 1985:

DavidZornig on May 1, 2018 at 1:07 am

October 15, 1973 photo added credit Vancouver Archives CVA 800-0438.

rivest266 on November 21, 2018 at 5:12 pm

This opened on November 11th, 1938 as the Paradise theatre, which was taken over by the Odeon chain in 1941. It reopened as the Coronet on July 8th, 1964. More to come Coronet Theatre openingCoronet Theatre opening Wed, Jul 8, 1964 – 34 · The Vancouver Sun (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) ·

rivest266 on November 24, 2018 at 1:03 pm

Reopening as a twin cinema on April 9th, 1976

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