The Montreal Forum was an indoor arena located in Montreal. It was home of the National Hockey League’s Montreal Maroons from 1924 to 1938 and the Montreal Canadiens from 1926 to 1996.
After the Canadiens left the Forum, the building was used to film arena sequences for the Brian De Palma film Snake Eyes. It was then completely gutted and converted into a downtown entertainment centre called the Pepsi Forum, consisting of an AMC Theatres multiplex theatre, shops and restaurants. Centre ice has been recreated in the centre of the complex complete with a small section of the grandstand, along with a statue of a fan leaning forward in delight, while original seats are used as benches throughout the complex.
A statue of Maurice Richard can be found next to the grandstand. On the Saint Catherine Street entrance there is a Quebec Walk of Fame consisting of Richard and Celine Dion. Both were on hand for their bronze star’s respective unveiling. The Atwater street entrance has a large bronze Montreal Canadiens logo surrounded by 24 bronze Stanley Cup banners cemented into the sidewalk. Inscribed in French are the words “forever proud”. The entire building is themed after the Forum’s storied history with special emphasis on the Montreal Canadiens.
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Card created: 03/2012
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