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City of Waterloo
For more than 30 years, audiences have enjoyed everything from the best in international and independent films to popular hits at Princess Cinemas.
Princess Cinemas is a true Canadian independent cinema that is owner-operated and owner-programmed, with two locations in the heart of Waterloo.
Original Princess Cinema:
This single screen cinema opened in 1985, and is located at 6 Princess Street West, behind the Huether Hotel. With 177 seats, the cinema is located on the second floor of an historic 19th century brewery building. International, independent and Canadian films are featured here, as well as festival hits, documentaries, mini-festivals, Hollywood classics, cult films and special series. The Original Princess Cinema is also home to the Live on Stage performance series. A bi-monthly newspaper called The Film Guide provides information about upcoming films at the cinema.
Princess Twin Cinemas:
In 2003 the former Alan Rigby House of Furniture in Uptown Waterloo was purchased, and over the course of two years was converted into a twin cinema with stadium seating.
The Princess Twin Cinemas began screening movies in January 2005. Located at 46 King Street North, just around the block from the Original Princess Cinema, this theatre allows film goers to take in a mix of quality, popular mainstream movies, as well as fresh looks at new, specialty films. The Princess Twin features a spacious lobby for receptions and parties, and is also home to the Princess Café which offers the popular Dinner and a Movie combo. The Odeon Gallery, located in the basement of the cinema, features exhibits by local artists.
All 3 of Princess Cinemas’ auditoriums are available to rent for events of all types, including private screenings, corporate events, staff appreciation days, benefits, and birthday parties. Spaces can be booked by contacting their business office.