Old school movie theatre re-opens in Mississauga


Published March 23, 2022 at 5:56 pm

A Mississauga cinema that closed almost a year ago is making a return.

The Central Parkway Cinemas is set to re-open, possibly this week, but with a new format aimed to a South Asian audience.

The theatre is being upgraded with state-of-the art equipment to enhance both audio and visuals and, as well, the lobby is getting a fresh new look.

Films that will be shown are in Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam and Tamil, among other languages.

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It was just last July that the cinemas – then called Cine Stars – closed after a 13 year run as an independent operation that showed mainstream films weeks after they opened at larger theatres.

Originally, the Central Parkway Mall location opened with four screens as an independent operation in 1980 in what was essentially the basement of the mall. The first films shown were the Tim Drum, The Black Stallion, Airplane!, and Stardust Memories.

By the mid-80s it had been taken over by Cineplex Odeon in what was then a crowded movie house market in Mississauga before shutting its doors for the first time.

By 1990 it had re-opened again and has been operated by several different companies since then.


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