Snowdon Theatre (Montreal)
The Snowdon Theatre is an abandoned Streamline Moderne style cinema in Montreal, Canada, located on Décarie Boulevard in the neighbourhood of Snowdon. It was re-purposed as a mini-shopping center at one point, but currently boarded up due to a deteriorating roof.
In 1950 the entrance facade was modified and a new marquee was added. In 1968 it showed X-rated movies. In 1972 it screened Charlie Chaplin films for approximately an entire year. The cinema closed in 1982 and sat vacant for a number of years. In 1990 the building was re-purposed as a small shopping center. The 25,000 square foot interior was heavily modified and rebuilt by Rafid Louis and Emile Fattal, splitting the theater itself into two floors and sub-dividing the remaining space. Most of the Snowdon theater's original wall and ceiling art deco remained intact on the top floor, where a gymnastics center operated for a number of years. Flexart Gymnastics, the last remaining tenant, was evicted in late 2013 due to deterioration and safety concerns with the building's roof. The city of Montreal currently owns the building and has no immediate plans to repair the roof, and since shuttering it, has put the building's future into question.
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