Excentris was a performing arts center and cinema located on Saint-Laurent Boulevard in Montreal, Quebec. The complex was conceived by Daniel Langlois as a laboratory for digital media production as well as a screening venue.[1] It was opened in June 1999, after two years of construction at a cost of CA$6.2 million,[2] and covered 70,000 square feet (6,500 m2).


Excentris ran into financial difficulty in 2009 and was forced to shut down two of its three cinemas. It was revived as a three-screen complex in 2011, with the help of a $4 million loan from Quebec provincial film funding agency SODEC, $2.75 million from the City of Montreal, and $1 million from the Daniel Langlois Foundation.[3][4]

The centre closed its doors in November 2015, citing financial difficulties. Cinéma Parallèle, the non-profit organization that ran the center, entered bankruptcy protection in May 2015.[5][6]

In 2018 the building was sold to Collège Salette [fr] for CA$1.6 million.[2]


  1. ^ "Ex-Centris sparkles". Playback. 31 May 1999. Retrieved 19 October 2020.
  2. ^ a b Baril, Hélène (20 March 2018). "Ex-Centris vendu pour 1,6 million". La Presse (in French). Retrieved 19 October 2020.
  3. ^ Bailey, Patricia (11 April 2011). "Gov't and Langlois save Cinema Parallele and Ex-Centris". Playback. Retrieved 19 October 2020.
  4. ^ "Cinéma Excentris closes its doors — for now". Montreal Gazette. November 24, 2015. Retrieved 28 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Closure of Cinéma Excentris in Montreal spurs contretemps". Globe and Mail. December 11, 2015. Retrieved 28 June 2016.
  6. ^ "Le cinéma Excentris suspend sa programmation". Radio Canada. November 24, 2015. Retrieved 28 June 2016.

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