Towne Cinema

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

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DavidZornig on July 18, 2020 at 11:41 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”.

DavidZornig on May 30, 2020 at 4:04 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?”