Black and white photo of Montreal Forum, former home of the Montreal Canadiens.

Montreal Forum was the long time home of the most historic hockey team in the NHL, the Montreal Canadiens. Between 1926 and 1996, the building was home to an NHL record 24 Stanley Cup championships. It was the only arena in league history that was home to two NHL teams - the other being the Montreal Maroons. The Montreal Maroons played at the Forum from 1926 until 1938. It was also the first NHL arena to host the NHL draft when it hosted the event in 1980. In 1998, it served as the setting for the Nicholas Cage movie "Snake Eyes". 

 

The last game at the Forum was played on March 11th, 1996 when the Habs hosted the Dallas Stars with whom they beat 4-1. Following the game, former Montreal Canadiens captains held a torch passing ceremony in front of a tearful audience. The following day, the torch was carried in a celebratory parade from the Montreal Forum to the Bell Centre. Today, the Montreal Forum still stands but as a movie theater. Originally branded as the "Pepsi Forum", it is now called the "Cineplex Forum". The center ice portion of the arena is still there with a small portion of the original bleachers. A few original seats are scattered throughout the theater as well. A statue of Maurice Richard is also located at the theater paying homage to the legend that dawned the Montreal Canadiens uniform for 18 seasons.

Although fans can visit the Cineplex Forum as a tourist, it just can't replicate what used to take place there. The history, the fanfare, the incredible hockey teams. Our staff wanted to give Montreal Canadiens fans the opportunity to take a small walk down memory lane and see some old "Habs" memories at the old Montreal Forum. Enjoy!

 

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Montreal Canadiens hosting the New York Rangers during the 1960's. 

Photo of the Montreal Canadiens hosting the New York Rangers during the 1960's.

 

 

The Montreal Canadiens flag that hung from the Montreal Forum ceiling.

Photo of the Montreal Canadiens flag that hung from the Montreal Forum ceiling.

 

 

Former Montreal Canadiens great Larry Robinson.

Photo of former Montreal Canadiens great Larry Robinson.

 

 

Nicholas Cage and Gary Sinise in the movie "Snake Eyes" which was filmed at Montreal Forum.

Photo taken from the movie "Snake Eyes" which was filmed at the old Montreal Forum.

 

 

News Coverage of the final game at the Montreal Forum.

 

 

Montreal Canadiens celebrating one of their many Stanley Cup victories.

Old photo of the Montreal Canadiens celebrating one of their many Stanley Cup victories.

 

 

Montreal Canadiens player banners inside the Montreal Forum today.

Photo of the Montreal Canadiens player banners inside the Montreal Forum today.

 

 

The Montreal Forum as it looks today. It has been converted into a movie theater (Cineplex Forum) with tribute to the Montreal Canadiens inside. 

Photo of the Montreal Forum today.

 

 

A panoramic view of the Montreal Forum ice from the upper level.

View of the Montreal Forum ice from the upper level.

 

 

 

The final passing of the torch at Montreal Forum.

 

 

Former Montreal Canadiens legend and center Jean Beliveau scoring on the Detroit Red Wings.

Photo of former Montreal Canadiens legend and center Jean Beliveau scoring on the Detroit Red Wings.

 

 

What the old seats at the Montreal Forum used to look like. 

Photo of the old seats at Montreal Forum.

 

 

The old Montreal Forum locker room, still preserved today.

Photo of the old Montreal Forum locker room.

 

 

 

Former Montreal Canadiens legendary goalie Jacques Plante. Jacques was the creator of the goalie mask.

Photo of  former Montreal Canadiens legendary goalie Jacques Plante.

 

 

 

 

Roger Doucet sings the Canadian and American national anthems at Montreal Forum.

 

 

 

Inside the Cineplex Forum, former site of the Montreal Forum. 

Photo taken inside the Cineplex Forum, former site of the Montreal Forum.

 

 

Montreal Forum during the 1940's. 

Photo of Montreal Forum taken during the 1940's.

 

 

An exterior view of the Montreal Forum during the 1980's.

An exterior photo of Montreal Forum during the 1980's.

 

 

The Habs hosting the New York Rangers during the 1970's.

Photo of a Montreal Canadiens vs. New York Rangers game during the 1970's.

 

 

History of the Montreal Forum.

 

 

 

Former Montreal Canadiens right winger Maurice Richard.

Photo of former Montreal Canadiens right winger Maurice Richard.

 

 

Former Habs right winger Guy Lafleur. Lafleur was a member of 5 Stanley Cup championship teams with the Montreal Canadiens.

Photo of former Montreal Canadiens right winger Guy Lafleur.

 

 

Guy Lafleur returns to the Montreal Forum as a member of the New York Rangers.

 

 

An exterior view of the Bell Centre. Current home of the Montreal Canadiens.

An exterior photo of the Bell Centre. Current home of the Montreal Canadiens.

 

 

View of the Bell Centre ice from the middle level.

Photo of the Bell Centre ice from the middle level.

 

  

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