Montréal is a movie-lover’s town, with cinemas both major and independent scattered across the city – and some of these plush, hallowed halls are available for meetings and events. Here’s four striking screens ready for their close-ups.
Cinéma du musée
Part of the world-class Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, the Cinéma du museée’s programming offers museum-worthy films from around the world. Their theatre is suitably grand for meetings and presentations, and its proximity to the museum’s masterpieces gives additional inspiration.
Address: 1379-A Sherbrooke Street West
Capacity: 291 in theatre seating
Based in Montréal’s Quartier Latin, the Cinémathèque québécoise offers several spaces throughout it’s modern, multi-levelled complex – not to mention some of the city’s best cinematic programming perfect for downtime.
- Main Theatre: With state-of-the-art projection technology – also useful for presentations with wow factor – the Main Theatre seats 150 in comfy red seats with ample legroom. Rental add-ons include the Foyer Luce-Guilbeault, cloakroom service, parking, catering and press conference equipment on hand.
- Fernand-Seguin Theatre: Named for Québec’s beloved TV science expert, the Fernand-Seguin Theatre seats 84 with the same add-ons available as the Main Theatre.
- Foyer Luce-Guilbeault: Named in honour of legendary actress and filmmaker Luce Guilbeault, the Cinémathèque’s foyer offers a capacity of 150 for announcements or cocktail events, along with two 27” screens. Add-ons include parking, catering and cloakroom services.
- Lobby and Agora: With its striking high ceilings and stairwell, the modernist Lobby and Agora offers space for 150 standing or 40 seated, along with three 27” monitors and a 9-foot diagonal screen.
- Bar Salon and Terrace: With multimedia projection systems, comfortable seating, and a 5 x 8 foot screen, the Café-bar and terrace are perfect for indoor gatherings for up to 50 people, or outdoor on the terrace for 70 with gorgeous hanging foliage on the building’s redbrick walls.
Address: 335 Boulevard de Maisonneuve East
A new kid on the block in the vibrant Mile End neighbourhood, Cinéma moderne offers both a comfy café and a 52-seat theatre available for events and presentations.
Address: 5150 St. Laurent Boulevard
Cinéma du Parc
A favourite spot for film loving students in the area surrounding McGill University, Cinéma du Parc (and its French-language sister theatre Cinéma Beaubien in Rosemont) offer theatres and lobby space, well-suited for presentations, private showings and cocktails. Reduced rates are also available for groups of 25 or more.
- Theatre 1: 250 seats
- Theatre 2: 135 seats
- Theatre 3: 94 seats
Address: 3575 Parc Avenue
MTL Grandé Studios
The MTL Grandé Studios are working film studio soundstages, but also available for events. Their three locations (in Pointe St-Charles, alongside the Lachine Canal and in LaSalle) have played host not only to some of the world’s biggest film stars, but also some of the city’s biggest events like C2 Montréal.
Address: the Pointe St-Charles location used by C2 is at 1852-1870 le Ber Street
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