Cinema Treasures

I’ve spent a very pleasant half hour browsing the rich Cinema Treasures website. They claim listings for over 13,000 theatres around the world. Some of my favourites:

  • Capitol Theatre in Port Hope, Ontario. I visited Rod Stewart of Furby House Books in Port Hope in the last 1980s when there was a gleam in his eye about restoring the theatre; the effort has since been taken over by a foundation, and the theatre is in business.
  • Clappison Drive-In in Waterdown, Ontario — the drive-in theatre of my youth.
  • Highlands Cinemas in Kinmount, Ontario — the most amazing cinema you will ever visit.
  • Elgin Theatre in Ottawa, Ontario — I saw War Games there the summer I worked as a summer camp counsellor.


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Hannah on March 6, 2006 - 17:05 Permalink

heh — Wargames is such a fabulous movie — and part of the reason I’m a geek today ;)

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Marian on March 6, 2006 - 19:44 Permalink

I think the Elgin theatre is now a restaurant, unfortunately.

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Cuidhil-meaban on March 7, 2006 - 13:22 Permalink

Yup! The Elgin theatre now houses a few restaurants including a Harvey’s:…

Wonder if Harvey’s is in ‘Little Elgin’ or the main Elgin theatre??

My wife & I and our kids enjoyed many movies there in the early ’70s… the last movie we saw there was ‘Little Big Man’. But one of the best and most beautiful cinema treasures in Ottawa was the Capital Theatre! Unfortunately demolished by city planners in the ’70s! You can see a few photos here:…

Of course, Charlottetown has the best ‘City’ cinema treasure of them all…

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