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Curtain to rise on $6-million Empress Theatre revival
MONTREAL – The Empress Theatre would be reborn as a venue for Montreal’s vibrant music scene, an institute for analog film heritage and a gathering place where Montrealers can drink, dine and enjoy a breathtaking view from a green rooftop terrace, under a proposal from a Notre Dame de Grâce community organization.
“We’re pretty excited about the proposal,” said Jason Hughes, treasurer and board member of the Empress Cultural Centre.
On Wednesday evening, the centre will unveil a $6-million plan to revive the theatre at 5560 Sherbrooke St. W. as a self-financing cultural complex.
The group is submitting the scheme to the Côte des Neiges-Notre Dame de Grâce borough, which has called for proposals for redeveloping the heritage theatre facing Girouard Park.
Several unnamed investors are behind the proposed redevelopment, which must be self-financing under rules set by the borough, Hughes said.
The proposal reflects broad input from local residents, he said.
“It’s been interesting to hear people’s hopes for that place, and to say, yeah, we should have that kind of live performance space, that we can support that kind of thing,” Hughes said. (more…)
Corner of Sherbrooke and Madison.
Came upon this around 3 on Friday afternoon, corner of Prudhomme and Sherbrooke. These buildings have been empty for 10 years from what I heard on the street. Apparently bought by an American who did not go ahead with renewal plans because of recession…
The fire was in the apartment building in the back.
Lots of firepersons on that roof.
Seems like so long ago there was actually tv “repairmen” in this world. Anyone else remember bringing your tubes in to get tested? Those machines were so “space age” cool, heh heh, used to have one in Woolworth’s.
Flames getting intense in that room.
Turned on the hoses and it was out in no time.
This all led into Friday rush hour and the ramp up from Decarie was closed.
On the way back about 2 hours later the streets were open but there was still checking it out and cleaning it up going on.
Friday night there was a presentation of 20 short locally produced films shown in NDG Park. The event was put together by various groups trying to help save the Empress Theatre (Cinema V to some of you). There was 500 people who showed up and it was a fantastic showcase of local film talent. We need to have events like this in the city much more often, local art by local folks. It was a wonderful evening.
Save The Empress and do not let Michael Applebaum destroy arts and culture, sports and recreation in NDG!
VENDREDI – FRIDAY 27 AÔUT – AUGUST
HORS DES MURS / OFF THE WALL
20:00 – 22:00 PARC NDG (MARCIL & SHERBROOKE O.)
NDG OFF THE WALL / HORS DES MURS is an outdoor film/video screening to be held in NDG park . The films/videos will be projected on a large screen in the southwest corner (near Marcil and Sherbrooke St.) and the audience will stand on the Gently sloping hill that runs from there up toward the chalet. Our own mini-Woodstock! The images will also be bounced off the exterior wall of the empress Building (Cinema V) as a show of support for the use of that building as a local cultural / arts centre.
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SAMEDI – SATURDAY 28 AÔUT – AUGUST
ART SUR TROTTOIR ET PEINTURE EN DIRECT / NDG ART WALK AND LIVE PAINTING
13:00 – 17:00 COOPERATIVE LA MAISON VERTE 5785 SHERBROOKE O.
La Coopérative la maison verte presents the NDG ART WALK AND LIVE PAINTING (Between Melrose and Wilson). Featuring Live painting by G. Scott MacLeod, Jenny Schade Helene Mayer and other guests. And side walk chalk drawing for kids. Perfect for families, come one come all.
La Coopérative la maison verte présente le ART SUR TROTTOIR et PEINTURE EN DIRECT (Entre Melrose et Wilson). Peinture en direct par G. Scott MacLeod, Jenny Schade Helene Mayer et plus. Dessin de craie sur le trotoire pour les enfants. Idéal pour les familles, Venez tous.
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DIMANCHE – SUNDAY 29 AÔUT – AUGUST
COUNTRY EN VILLE
12:00 – 18:00 PARC NDG(GIROUARD & SHERBROOKE O.)
Valo-eco presents Country en ville 2010, in NDG Park (Corner Girouard and Sherbrooke W.) from 12:00PM to 6:00PM. Acoustic music many artists, lemonade, and corn on the cob, old-time children’s activities, information and demonstrations from community organizations. Country en ville 2010 a “zero waste” event, meaning that all waste created during the day will be recycled, composted or reused. Event cancelled in case of rain.
Valo-eco présente Country en ville 2010, a parc NDG (Coin Girouard et Sherbrooke O.) Musique acoustique avec plusieurs artists, limonade et épis de maïs, activités pour les enfants, Présence active d’organismes communautaires. 2010, un «zéro déchet» événement, ce qui signifie que tous les déchets créés au cours de la journée seront recyclés, compostés ou réutilisés. Événement annulé en cas de pluie.
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO BECOME A VOLUNTEER:
firstname.lastname@example.org ou 514-369-8192.