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Barrie Uptown Theater (formerly Imperial 8 Cinema) is a movie theatre in downtown Barrie, Ontario, Canada. The cinema was built in 1937, and is home to the Barrie Film Festival. The building has 8 screens, though currently movies are only shown on 5.
The cinema was part of the now defunct Stinson Theatres chain. In February 2009, the Imperial 8 closed completely for several months. Citing structural problems, but also lack of parking, and declining ticket sales. It was later purchased by local businessman Mark Porter and reopened on November 27, 2009, under the rebranded 'Barrie Uptown Theatre', including a licensed bar and reclining seats. In December 2014, Porter announced intention to sell the building to developers.
The Barrie Community Sports Complex opened in 2000 and is located at 2100 Nursery Road, Midhurst. The 118-acre complex features ball diamonds, turf fields, and three amenity buildings, including Coates Stadium, home of the Barrie Baycats.
Living in Barrie is a walk in the park! Pack a picnic, grab a Frisbee or enjoy leisurely walks through 300 hectares of scenic park space.