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Location DB > Canada > Quebec > Montreal > Le Spectrum
Le Spectrum
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created by tijeff on 10/31/2007 3:09 AM
last modified by Emperor Wang on 8/6/2018 1:23 PM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.

 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: None - it's gone
Recommendation: forget it
 Physical Information
318 St. Catherine W.
Montreal, Quebec
Owner: Sidev
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  •  Hazards
  • None
  •  Interesting Features
    The basement of the building is still there
     Security Measures
     Historical Dates
    Built: 1952
    Closed: 2007
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    From Wikipedia:

    The Spectrum or Le Spectrum de Montreal was a small yet significant concert hall in Montreal, Quebec that closed on August 5 2007 after 25 years of service. Opened on Mars 1952 as the Alouette Theatre, it was briefly renamed Club Montreal before receiving its final and most recognized name. The venue hosted many concerts, including genres like rock, pop, and electronic performed by local artists like Daniel Bélanger, Richard Desjardins, Richard Séguin, Jean Leloup, Céline Dion, La La La Human Steps, Corey Hart, as well as international acts like The Police, U2, Tina Turner,Marillion, Miles Davis, Metallica, The Tragically Hip, Les Rita Mitsouko, Jean-Jacques Goldman and more.

    The Spectrum had a capacity of about 1200 and had a 'cabaret'-style setup with tables and table service. A unique characteristic was the wall mounted lighting which included hundreds of small lightbulbs giving a starlight effect.

    The last show was performed by Michel Rivard, the only performer to have played over one hundred concerts at the venue. The block on which the building stands was slated to be torn down and rebuilt as a combined shopping centre and office complex. The Spectrum had been owned by 'Equipe Spectra' which owns other venues in Montreal.

    Urban explorers were the very last people to set foot on the Spectrum's stage during the last night before the demolition began. They hold the very last picture ever taken on the Spectrum's stage before demolition.
     Media Coverage
    Few sellouts darkened the doors - but a few bands almost blew the doors off

    Spectrum 1982-2007: Remembering 25 years of music and magic
     Future Plans
    Big, tall building with big box stores on the first levels (there was a deal to have a Best Buy in there) and mixed usage (commercial and condos) on the upper levels. Will be part of the "Place des Festivals" major redesign of the area.

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     Photo Galleries
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    Pure luck
    Wed, Oct 31st, 2007
    posted by tijeff
    22 pictures
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    J'ai pénétré Simone
    Wed, Oct 31st, 2007
    posted by maZe
    10 pictures
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    Bye Spectrum!
    Wed, Oct 29th, 2008
    posted by swiftman007
    10 pictures
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    vintage picture
    Mon, Dec 29th, 2008
    posted by guil
    1 pictures
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    Démolition du Spectrum
    Wed, Jan 13th, 2010
    posted by magstb
    25 pictures
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    Souvenirs du Cinéma Alouette
    Fri, Jan 15th, 2010
    posted by magstb
    21 pictures
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    Aout 2008 , Lente agonie
    Wed, Jan 20th, 2010
    posted by magstb
    22 pictures
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    Septembre 2008 , le degarnissage
    Tue, Jan 26th, 2010
    posted by magstb
    25 pictures
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    Plus de souvenirs!
    Fri, Mar 12th, 2010
    posted by magstb
    11 pictures
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    Soirée de fermeture
    Mon, Mar 22nd, 2010
    posted by magstb
    22 pictures
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    Sun, Mar 6th, 2011
    posted by magstb
    1 pictures
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    Le Spectrum - 1 octobre 2013
    Wed, Oct 2nd, 2013
    posted by magstb
    7 pictures

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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 8/6/2018 1:24 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Aug 6 18 at 13:24, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Aug 6 18 at 13:23, Emperor Wang changed the following: Display Name, Street Address
  • on Jun 19 14 at 8:20, Steed validated this location
  • on Oct 2 13 at 4:28, magstb added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Oct 2 13 at 4:23, magstb created a new gallery
  • on Mar 9 11 at 3:10, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Mar 7 11 at 15:41, magstb changed the following: History, Year Built, Recommendation
  • on Mar 7 11 at 10:15, Steed validated this location
  • on Mar 6 11 at 16:56, magstb updated gallery picture 3042839238_a678881a27_b.jpg
  • on Mar 6 11 at 16:56, magstb deleted 3 pictures from gallery souvenirs
  •  Forum Threads about this Location
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    You must log in for this feature to work.C est pas a la veille de se remplir ce trou lamagstb063010/29/2012 6:27 PM by magstb
    You must log in for this feature to work.Spectrum remains , its not to late yet!!magstb086311/24/2009 2:49 AM by magstb
    You must log in for this feature to work.La fintijeff2111410/3/2008 11:35 PM by nel58
    You must log in for this feature to work.Permis de démolitionmaZe112072/19/2008 2:55 PM by Emperor Wang
    You must log in for this feature to work.Ah, the memories...Emperor Wang515511/7/2008 4:30 AM by TaP
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