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Old 09-09-2009, 01:30 PM   #276
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- wasn't Bowmac ToysRus location a dealership before? I think it was Subaru, can't remember
partially correct. it was bow-mac cadillac/subaru believe it or not...

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- some already said BJ BMW on Boundary was some sort of a bakery facility, it was also a Ford dealership before BJ took over after being emptied for quite some time
correct. wow that brings back memories... i think it used to be weston's. they used to have guided tours when that place was a bakery. we would get free loaves of bread to take home. then the business closed up, and then become zephyr lincoln-mercury(!), which also later went under, and now it's BJ.
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partially correct. it was bow-mac cadillac/subaru believe it or not...



correct. wow that brings back memories... i think it used to be weston's. they used to have guided tours when that place was a bakery. we would get free loaves of bread to take home. then the business closed up, and then become zephyr lincoln-mercury(!), which also later went under, and now it's BJ.
Just before they closed, it was a Saturn dealership.

Weston bakery is still around I believe. They are owned by Galen Weston, the same family that owns Loblaws.

Zephyr Lincoln/Mercury moved to that location when they had to close the 7th ave location. That was when the Sport Mart and AMG was still on 8th ave.
So it turns out Zephyr didn't go belly up.
http://www.zeemac.com/40.html


After doing some research on Morrey Nissan, the old Saad dealership on the northwest corner of Lougheed and Willington was where Morrey Nissan first opened. Later on, they moved to the southwest corner lot.
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Old 09-09-2009, 01:47 PM   #278
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Pics or it never happened.

I really can't imagine that. If I went there, what should I be looking for?
I'm quite curious now.
lougheed drive-in movie theatre. it was built in 1949. i can't remember when it closed... but the projector screen was still standing i think until sometime in the 80's before they tore it down.

argh i can't find any pictures. all i can find mention of it is this:

http://www.cinematour.com/tour/ca/986.html

and it's on one some of the later maps here:

http://www.revscene.net/forums/album...pictureid=1714

there are still patches of the original ashpalt and concrete in the empty lot which the gilmore station is on. dominion street did not exist back then so that corner was much larger than what you see now. the dominion bridge steel yards was right behind it, where you see dick's lumber and everything behind it is today.

[edit] 89blkcivic mentioned cascades. i don't remember that one as well, but it was in a different location further south. they existed around the same time and should be on one of the later maps in that link i posted above.

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since we're talking about movie theatres... lougheed mall used to have their own theatres. it was where london drugs is now.

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The old Sun Sing Theater, in the Pantages Theater on Main st.
http://www.cinematour.com/picview.php?db=ca&id=18605

More Vancouver theaters, thanks for the link Thumper.
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I remember going to Chinatown to watch the honger movies back in the days: Golden Harvest on Main by Powell; Shaw on Hastings just east of Main and Sun Sing on just west of Main.

There was also the Princess (?) on Broadway by Commercial

And much later, the theatre in the old Aberdeen mall
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I don't know if any of u remember when the Raja theater on Kingsway near Joyce across from the elementry school Carleton used to be called Haida Theater and it was a x rated theater, and when students used to patrol the crosswalk beside the the theater many a times they had reported to the principal about men jerkin it beside the cycle shop about 50ft from where the kids used stand to patrol.
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[edit] 89blkcivic mentioned cascades. i don't remember that one as well, but it was in a different location further south. they existed around the same time and shoule be on one of the later maps in that link i posted above.
You're right, the Cascades was further south. Lougheed was the name of the one you pointed out earlier. Cascades was by Canada Way. I can't believe there are signs of the Lougheed Drive-in Theatre still. I'll have to go see for myself. I vaguely remember being able to see the movies from White Spot, which interesting enough is one of the last drive-in restaurants left.
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I remember going to Chinatown to watch the honger movies back in the days: Golden Harvest on Main by Powell; Shaw on Hastings just east of Main and Sun Sing on just west of Main.

Golden Harvest. LOL. Friends actually made me go see some of those movies. Shaw when it first opened up was nice. It didn't take long for it to go downhill.

I don't recall Sun Sing. BTW, I saw a pic of the Lux theatre at the container art display at this year's PNE.
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I don't know if any of u remember when the Raja theater on Kingsway near Joyce across from the elementry school Carleton used to be called Haida Theater and it was a x rated theater, and when students used to patrol the crosswalk beside the the theater many a times they had reported to the principal about men jerkin it beside the cycle shop about 50ft from where the kids used stand to patrol.
that's nasty.

again my memory is going bad, but i remember going there once as a kid, and it wasn't called the Raja back then... they were playing chinese movies at that time. i watched something called "the bride with white hair" i think

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I can't believe there are signs of the Lougheed Drive-in Theatre still. I'll have to go see for myself. I vaguely remember being able to see the movies from White Spot, which interesting enough is one of the last drive-in restaurants left.
meh. don't expect much because you're gonna be disappointed. the last time i was there (had pulled over on the shoulder on lougheed because my friend was puking his guts out from drinking all night and fell into the bushes), it was just some leftover concrete in the overgrown area and some of the paved surfaces were still intact.
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meh. don't expect much because you're gonna be disappointed. the last time i was there (had pulled over on the shoulder on lougheed because my friend was puking his guts out from drinking all night and fell into the bushes), it was just some leftover concrete in the overgrown area and some of the paved surfaces were still intact.
Damn, I was hoping to pull out some wires from the speaker stands, LOL. It doesn't take much to get me excited. Just seeing the overall layout of the place will bring tears to the eyes.


What would really make me happy is a pic of the Lux Theatre. Not when it was a porn house, but when it was still in fairly good shape.
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On my way back from Sophia Bookstore on Hastings, I drove by the Only Seafood. It looks like it is down for the count.
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I remember going to Ming's for chinese food.
i remember going to ming's too... but i don't remember that huge sign at all. this would have been mid to late 70's for me though... there was a really cool waiter there who would give me a free coke (but i've been told it had something to do with stopping me from bawling all the time but i honestly can't remember heh )
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On my way back from Sophia Bookstore on Hastings, I drove by the Only Seafood. It looks like it is down for the count.
I keep putting off my visit to Only Seafood Cafe, hope you aren't right about this!

I get off around 530, maybe by the time I walk over they're still open for dinner.
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I don't know if any of u remember when the Raja theater on Kingsway near Joyce across from the elementry school Carleton used to be called Haida Theater and it was a x rated theater, and when students used to patrol the crosswalk beside the the theater many a times they had reported to the principal about men jerkin it beside the cycle shop about 50ft from where the kids used stand to patrol.
Totally remember that place. Haida and the place by Main/Broadway were the only 2 porn theatres in E.Van in the 80's.
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What would really make me happy is a pic of the Lux Theatre. Not when it was a porn house, but when it was still in fairly good shape.
http://vancouverneon.com/page_q/lux.htm

BTW, that pic of Grandville st. was from 1959 according to this site.
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Totally remember that place. Haida and the place by Main/Broadway were the only 2 porn theatres in E.Van in the 80's.
Wasn't there one on Main St. near the Ivanhoe? Not that I went to these places.
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BTW, that pic of Grandville st. was from 1959 according to this site.
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There were more than one White Lunch, then?
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appearently so. I vaguely remember the one on Grandville st so the I have no memory of the one on hastings.

The old Venus Theater was an adult theater. They tore it down in 2007 and in it's place now is an apartment condo.

http://www.cinematour.com/tour/ca/463.html
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since we're talking about movie theatres... lougheed mall used to have their own theatres. it was where london drugs is now.
yeah when I was young, my parents took me there to watch Power Rangers Movie The one with ivan-ooze or some shit hahaha

AWESOME theatre but too bad it closed down sigh
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Here's some pictures in the 50's and 60's from Fred Herzog
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