Pepsi Forum (Sports Bar)
When Montreal’s historic Forum closed down, the city wept a collective tear for the end of an era. The home to 16 Montreal Canadians Stanley Cups and concerts by the likes of The Beatles, Sinatra and the Stones, is now an entertainment centre called the Pepsi Forum. History runs through this buildings veins, as faint reminders of its storied past are scattered throughout the gutted and refurbished complex. Centre ice (two giant Habs logos) has been recreated in the middle of the floor and original stands are scattered around, serving as benches. In front of the entrance on St. Catherine is the Quebecs Walk-of-Fame, featuring Quebec royalty like Celine Dion and Maurice Richard.
Fun for Everyone
The inside of the new forum is giant, hollow neon coliseum of all things consumption, with all four floors connected via escalator. The buildings centrepiece and main draw is a 22-screen AMC theatre which consistently screens a surprising showcase of good independent cinema, mixed with your regular Hollywood fare. Another dominant presence in this complex is three-floors, with a fouth floor called the Forum Sports Bar, a combination restaurant, bowling alley and arcade, complete with rock-climbing wall. And just in case youre all out of quarters at the arcade, luckily the Future Shop is just an escalator ride away, where you can play their Xbox 360 demos until your thumbs hurt.