Park Royal Theatres
1086 Park Royal S,
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Previously operated by: Famous Players
Architects: Ross Ritchie
Firms: Townley & Matheson
Previous Names: Park Royal Twin Theatres
- West Vancouver Cinemas
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News About This Theater
Possibly the first 70mm cinema in the Vancouver area, the Park Royal Twin Theatres opened January 6, 1966. Screen 1 (760 seats) was twinned in 1980 and the whole complex was converted to 35mm-only projection. Screen 3 opened on April 3, 1980.
Famous Players closed the Park Royal Theatres in the early-1990’s, and the theatre sat empty for several years, until the second-run Caprice Showcase chain took it over. Caprice went bankrupt in 1999 and for a short period of time the theatre was operated by the Park Royal Mall management but it was closed to the public later that year.
The final use of the theatres was as a recording studio and audio-post facility, until the owners decided to tear it down and extend the mall in 2003.
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