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The Seville Theatre was a movie theatre on Sainte-Catherine street West between rues Lambert-Closse and Chomedey in Montreal, Canada, in a district now known as Shaughnessy Village. After closing in 1985 the theatre was shuttered and remained abandoned for 25 years. It was demolished October 2010.<br />
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The theatre, designed by Cajetan L. Dufort, was built in 1929 (just five years after the nearby Montreal Forum) in a then-bustling part of downtown Montreal. Its interior was designed by Emmanuel Briffa.[1]<br />
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The Seville was a single-screen, 1148 seat theatre and one of only 15 atmospheric theatres ever built in Canada.[2] Its interior had a Spanish theme (hence the name 'Seville') with its ceiling painted to resemble a night sky with sparkling stars. There was an additional mechanism in place that could be turned on to give the appearance of clouds moving across the sky.The theatre was built with shops in the front, including an ice cream parlour on the east side and a drugstore on the west [3]<br />
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In the 1940s the theatre became a live theatre, hosting a variety of performers including Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett, Peggy Lee, Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra and Louis Armstrong.
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Montreal (qc) CANADA - file Photo - 1990 -


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The Seville Theatre was a movie theatre on Sainte-Catherine street West between rues Lambert-Closse and Chomedey in Montreal, Canada, in a district now known as Shaughnessy Village. After closing in 1985 the theatre was shuttered and remained abandoned for 25 years. It was demolished October 2010.

The theatre, designed by Cajetan L. Dufort, was built in 1929 (just five years after the nearby Montreal Forum) in a then-bustling part of downtown Montreal. Its interior was designed by Emmanuel Briffa.[1]

The Seville was a single-screen, 1148 seat theatre and one of only 15 atmospheric theatres ever built in Canada.[2] Its interior had a Spanish theme (hence the name 'Seville') with its ceiling painted to resemble a night sky with sparkling stars. There was an additional mechanism in place that could be turned on to give the appearance of clouds moving across the sky.The theatre was built with shops in the front, including an ice cream parlour on the east side and a drugstore on the west [3]

In the 1940s the theatre became a live theatre, hosting a variety of performers including Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett, Peggy Lee, Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra and Louis Armstrong.

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Source: Agence Quebec Presse
Date: 21 Jul 1990
Location: Montreal Quebec Canada
Credit: Agence Quebec Presse
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