theatre snowdon


Last night CBC Montreal led with a fire in one of Montreal's old Art Deco buildings, Snowdon Theater. I was immediately reminded of a long summer night along Decarie Boulevard being mesmerized with how the marquee of this abandoned theatre shimmered in the setting sun. I published the following photo not long after with a short write up:

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The Snowdon Theater and its art deco style sits overlooking the Decarie Expressway. The cinema opened its doors to the public in 1937. In 1950, the marquee as shown in the photograph was added while the entrance was being remodeled. Also interesting to note, this cinema for the entire year of 1972, only showed Charlie Chaplin motion pictures.

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I am keeping my fingers crossed that this piece of Montreal will be spared.

theatre snowdon

iso 200 | 20mm | f/8.0 | 1/160sec

Source: Snowdon Theatre. (n.d.). In Wikipedia. Retrieved July 13, 2015, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snowdon_Theatre_%28Montreal%29

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