Haida Theatre

808 Yates Street,
Victoria, BC V8V 3M2

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Previously operated by: Cineplex Odeon, Odeon Theatres (Canada) Ltd.

Previous Names: Plaza Theatre

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Haida Theatre

The Haida Theatre reopened as the Plaza Theatre May 2, 1936, coming under Odeon ownership shortly afterward. It closed around 1965 and later reopened as the Haida Theatre. It closed again in 1992 screening Patrick Swayze in “City of Joy. The closure was due to structural problems and was later demolished.

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CSWalczak on November 26, 2012 at 9:44 pm

This photo, from the Puget Sound Theatre Organ Society shows this theatre as the Plaza in 1946, with the Dominion next door and the Capitol across the street.

ScreenClassic on November 26, 2012 at 11:34 pm

Here’s another shot of the Haida (as the Plaza), along with the Dominion, taken probably around the early 1950s.

rivest266 on January 3, 2019 at 5:00 pm

This reopened as the Plaza on May 2nd, 1936. Ad posted.

Jason Whyte
Jason Whyte on August 28, 2021 at 12:46 am

Closed in 1992. Last movie was CITY OF JOY starring Patrick Swayze.

ScreenClassic on February 17, 2023 at 8:03 pm

The specific closure date for the Haida was May 12, 1992 as a result of the discovery of structural problems with the theatre’s roof, which would have made it vulnerable to collapse due to either heavy snowfall or an earthquake.

Haida Theatre closure May 12 1992Haida Theatre closure May 12 1992 13 May 1992, Wed Times Colonist (Victoria, British Columbia, Canada) Newspapers.com

Haida structure troublesHaida structure troubles 21 May 1992, Thu Times Colonist (Victoria, British Columbia, Canada) Newspapers.com

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