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Ottawa's Oldest Surviving Movie Theatre

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The Mayfair Theatre

The Mayfair Theatre opened on December 5, 1932. The first film to be shown was The Blue Danube, starring Brigitte Helm, Joseph Schildkraut and Desmond Jeans. Throughout its history, the Mayfair has presented a number of film programs, from double bills to pornography. The theatre, built in the Spanish Revival style, is the city’s oldest surviving movie theatre. For more information about the theatre and its current programming, visit

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