Wednesday November 3, 2010
Paramount's Final Curtain Call
Landmark Cinemas donate movie theatre to the City
Submitted by City Hall
City of Chilliwack is thrilled to accept the generous donation of the Paramount
theatre building and property from Landmark Cinemas of Canada. The credits went
up for the last time at the Paramount theatre on Wednesday night night, but stay
tuned for a sequel, as plans to revitalize the downtown core move forward.
"This gift represents an exciting opportunity for downtown Chilliwack and we are incredibly grateful" said Mayor Sharon Gaetz. "We have no firm plans for the building and property yet, but our first priority for any option, is that it enhances the downtown area."
The City of Chilliwack has no plans to continue the operation of the movie theatre. The City of Chilliwack Downtown Task Force is looking at the best uses for the building and property on 46187 Yale Road. The Downtown Task Force is currently examining factors that affect the viability of a vibrant downtown core. Their recommended strategy and actions will be released in early 2011.
"On behalf of Landmark Cinemas, I would like to thank Chilliwack movie fans for supporting us over the last 23 years," said Chief Operating Officer, Neil Campbell. "Whether you chose us as your first date destination, laughed until it hurt at a comedy, or were inspired by a documentary or dramatic movie here; we're proud to play a continuing role in your memories."
Chilliwack's Paramount Theatre has been owned and operated by Landmark Cinemas of Canada Inc. since 1987. Landmark Cinemas, headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, is Canada's largest regional movie exhibition circuit.
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