Park Theatre – Vancouver, BC
This was the company run by Leonard Schein for many years, and it incorporated 5th Avenue Cinemas, the Ridge Theatre and the Park Theatre. These cinemas were some of the best-known independent movie houses in Vancouver for decades, until Schein sold the company to Cineplex in early 2013 (shortly after being forced to close the Ridge Theatre).
The Park Theatre
440 Cambie St.
The Park Theatre is a lovely 60s-era single screen neighbourhood movie house, and was the first Festival Cinemas outlet to install DCP and 3D equipment. Despite the technology, however, the Park’s days are numbered. When Leonard Schein was still its owner in late 2012, he told the Georgia Straight newspaper that the Park might have a maximum of five years left before it becomes one of the many victims of increased development along south Cambie Street in Vancouver – development spurred in part by the construction of the Canada Line underground train along Cambie, linking downtown to YVR international airport.