Towne Cinema

337 7th Avenue S.W.,
Calgary, AB T2P 2Z1

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May 30, 1974 closing night print ad courtesy Stephen Leigh.

The Towne Cinema was opened on March 19, 1965 with Sophia Loren in “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” & Judy Cannon in “A Comedy Tale of Fanny Hill”. Owned by Hector Ross.

Closed May 30, 1974 after an 8 month run of “American Graffiti” and was demolished.

It’s closing coincided with the opening 2 weeks later of Hector Ross’s twin screen Towne Cinema Red and Towne Cinema Blue located on 8th Avenue (it has its own page on Cinema Treasures now known as the Globe Cinema).

Contributed by David Zornig

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DavidZornig on May 30, 2020 at 2:04 pm

From the article posted to the gallery courtesy Stephen Leigh.

May 30, 1974 – Ronny Howard, Richard Dreyfuss and Cindy Williams in George Lucas' “American Graffiti”, in it’s 8th month, is the last feature at the Towne Cinema in Calgary, Alberta before the theatre is demolished. Hector Ross of the Towne Cinema: “Some real bomb, that every big theatre chain turned down”. “I didn’t like it, but I knew it was going to do business”. “Graffiti? Hell no. I didn’t like it. I’m 50! What do I need with that stuff?”

DavidZornig on July 18, 2020 at 9:41 am

Opened as the single screen Towne Cinema March 19, 1965 with Sophia Loren in “Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow” and Judy Cannon in “A Comedy Tale of Fanny Hill”.

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