Update: The Collingwood Cinemas closed down April 30, 2013.
A cultural meeting place
BY DEANNA CHENG
With their passion for movies and entertainment, it is no surprise this husband-and-wife duo took over the old Raja theatre. Naz and Mike Jamshedian love to draw groups of people together.
They met 18 years ago through a mutual friend and have been together for 17 years. Now they have the Collingwood Cinemas (3215 Kingsway ) and an active, sporty 10-year-old son.
With 18 years of experience in the theatre industry, their dream was to have their own venture. This came true in 2010 when they opened up Denman Cinemas in Vancouver’s West End. Unfortunately, the landlord pulled the rug out from underneath them and they lost the theatre in October 2012.
However, they remained positive and persevered. In November, they took over and created Collingwood Cinemas.
This warm couple are enthusiastic about building community. They want a place where you walk in…
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