Bay Theatre

911 Denman Street,
Vancouver, BC V6Z 3G5

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Previously operated by: Famous Players

Functions: Retail

Styles: Art Deco

Previous Names: Starlight Theatre

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Bay Theatre

Famous Players opened the Bay Theatre on November 10, 1938 with Irene Dunne in “The Joy of Living”. Seating was listed at 770. The theatre closed in 1989 and has been retrofitted for retail.

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Recent comments (view all 9 comments)

ScreenClassic on November 28, 2012 at 7:19 am

The theatre’s address should be 911 Denman (at the corner of Denman and Barclay), not 911 Barclay. This is where current occupant Blenz Coffee went after the theatre building was renovated.

KathleenA on January 28, 2013 at 8:34 pm

Was also called the Starlight.

Splashcat66 on July 19, 2013 at 4:33 am

November 10 1938 Mayor Miller Opens New West End Picture House

Owned and operated by Bay Theatres Ltd. Capacity 760. Simplex E7 Projectors. Latest Scientific Sound Reproduction…

Lustus on September 7, 2015 at 11:27 am

Great cinema to see NFB productions.

rivest266 on November 24, 2018 at 11:43 am

This was part of Famous Players 1969-1979. It reopened on January 4th, 1980 and closed in 1989. Another ad posted.

rivest266 on November 25, 2018 at 4:53 pm

Reopened as Starlight Cinema on April 27th, 1990. Another ad posted.

Jake Bottero
Jake Bottero on April 14, 2022 at 6:53 am

Retail, no longer a cinema.

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