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Upper Canada Place Cinemas


Photo from the Jeff Knoll collection
460 Brant St #3
Burlington ON L7R 4B6

Closed
Record #291  
 Opened: September 11, 1980
 Closed: December 13, 2012
 Current Use:
 Demolished:
Capacity: 407 seats
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Current Organ: none
 Also Known As:
 Previously operated by: Cineplex Theatres, Cineplex Odeon Theatres, Encore Cinemas

Information for this tour was contributed by Jeff Knoll.

Seating capacities ranged from 55 to 98.

The Encore Upper Canada Place Cinemas opened to the public on September 11, 1980 as the Cineplex 6 Cinemas. At the time, it was the third in the small Cineplex circuit owned by Garth Drabinsky and Nat Taylor. The cinemas operated continuously until October of 1998, when Cineplex-Odeon Corporation closed the doors. Encore took possession shortly thereafter and spent months renovating and updating the cinemas. It reopened in the summer of 1999 as the Encore Upper Canada Place Cinemas.

This was the last remaining "original" Cineplex cinema and, notwithstanding the fate of it's "siblings", did a thriving business showing mainly commercial move-over/second run films for $4.25 a seat. The theatre mainly catered to young children, families and older folks - it also screened some alternative fare before closing in December 2012 due to the cost of digital conversion.

Encore operated standard 35mm equipment and had stereo sound in three of the six cinemas. Cinema one was also equipped for video playback.

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Photos from the Jeff Knoll collection.


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