977, rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest, Montréal, QC H3B 4W3
Mall nearby: Le Centre Eaton
Cinéma Banque Scotia Montreal
This cinema is the busiest in the city. Due to its English-language showings and a prime location on St-Catherine street, a hotspot for shopping and dining, the cinema draws a large following of students from nearby colleges and universities. Formerly the Paramount Montreal, the theatre occupies a full six floors of the former Simpsons building. Four lit elevators lead to two main lobbies which house 12 Screens and an IMAX theatre. In its first year after opening in June 1999, the theatre sold the most tickets in Canada and was one of the 10 busiest in North America. Unfortunately, the giant theatre led to the closing of one of Montreal’s premiere movie palaces, the Famous Players Loew’s 5 located across the street, that October. There is a small pay parking lot behind the theatre.