The Friends of St-Laurent Boulevard are proud to present their audioguide “10 Moments on the Main”.
Discover the rich history of the Boulevard one moment at a time!
An innovative and original tour to learn about the history of cinema on Saint-Laurent Boulevard!
Saint-Laurent Boulevard is an iconic street in Montreal, well-known as the point of arrival for successive waves of immigrants and as the bridge between Montreal’s two principal linguistic communities. But did you know that it also plays a role in the history of cinema? The first film screening in North America took place on Saint-Laurent Boulevard in 1896.
Numerous places on the Main between Sherbrooke Street and Mont-Royal Avenue have been significant for the film industry, such as the Cinema Parallèle, Excentris and the old Cinema Élysée, now demolished.
Come along on this tour led by Québécois filmmaker Luc Bourdon, and be one of the few to see behind the scenes at the Cinema l’Amour, or to learn more about the history of Excentris…
Don’t miss the opportunity!
Walking tour - Saturday, October 12 [FULL] and Sunday, October 13, 2013 – 10 am – 12 am
Reservation required: email@example.com or 514-286-0334
Meeting point: Cinéma l’Amour, 4015 Saint-Laurent Boulevard
A free activity, offered by the Friends of Saint-Laurent Boulevard, organised with the participation of the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma.
Sunday, August 25, 2013
During Mix’arts, discover the history of the Main!
Walking tour led by Catherine Browne
While the street is closed to traffic, come discover or rediscover the historical and architectural heritage of the Main, between Sherbrooke Street and Mont-Royal Avenue.
Our guide will share her knowledge and passion for one of the most iconic streets of Montreal.
Walking tour, in French, 9:30 am – noon.
Meeting point: service station on the northwest corner of Saint-Laurent Boulevard and Sherbrooke Street
Price : $12 non-members / $10 members
Reservation recommended : firstname.lastname@example.org or 514-286-0334