I hope you enjoy this article on the history of the Champlain Theatre!
I chose this subject because I am very interested in the history of the film industry and, since we have our own small theatre in town, I thought that it would be interesting to go over the history of how it came to be. Also, with COVID-19 closing down everything, including all theatres, it made me realise how much times have changed and how important these theatres were, and still are, to small communities.
At the moment, the theatre is closed due to COVID-19, but there are still plenty of ways to see movies. Many people had been using Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, etc. before the pandemic hit and it seems that the usage has gone up since the lockdown had begun.
Stay tuned for when your local Champlain Theatre might reopen…
What was the first movie you saw at the Champlain Theatre and when?
The original projector from the Champlain Theatre is an artifact at the Mattawa Museum. We encourage you to visit when we are open next season to take a look at it!