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Playhouse Cinema, The Doors Open Hamilton


Playhouse Cinema, The

The Playhouse Cinema is Hamilton’s oldest existing cinema. Explore the theatre and appreciate the beautiful beaux arts architecture and ornamental plaster work that decorates the lavish interior. Watch and enjoy a collection of short and silent films during your visit. This site was also the voting location for the 1946 Steel Workers Union strike that changed labour laws across Canada.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Food vendors
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

177 Sherman Avenue North
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-545-8888


Year built: 1914
Architect: William Palmer Witton
Architectural style: Beaux arts
Building type: Theatre

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4 – Sunday May 5, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Playhouse Cinema, The 177 Sherman Avenue North