Scotia Square Cinema

5201 Duke Street,
Halifax, NS B3J 1N9

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Previously operated by: Famous Players

Functions: Office Space

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Scotia Square Cinema

Opened in October 1969 with Peter O'Toole in “The Lion in Winter”. Operated by Famous Players, the Scotia Square Cinema was located within the newly-built Scotia Square complex. It was the last newly-built single-screen theatre opened in Halifax, and had 70mm projection capability. Both this theatre and the Paramount Theatre down the street closed on October 27, 1988 - Famous Players Park Lane 8 opened the next day. At the time of its closing, it had the highest seating capacity of any theatre in Halifax. The last film shown was “The Accused.”

The space is now used as a call centre.

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Spire on August 13, 2012 at 4:33 pm

The first film shown here was “The Lion in Winter”.

Spire on September 21, 2019 at 4:32 pm

A 70mm projector and six-track Dolby Stereo sound capabilities were installed in 1982: a re-release of “Raiders of the Lost Ark” starting on March 12th of that year was the first 70mm print shown.

MSC77 on December 1, 2023 at 10:25 pm

This venue’s 70mm presentations history is included in the recently-published article “70mm Presentations in Halifax: A Chronology of 70mm Large Format Exhibition, 1982-Present”.

rivest266 on December 9, 2023 at 12:19 pm

Page 38 has an promotion of the 70mm/6 at the cinema. Read below and in the photo section.

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