This tragedy happened 82 years ago at the Laurier Theatre on Ste Catherine St in Montreal East as described in the La Presse article and photo. 77 children died mostly from panic and smoke. From then on to the beginning of the sixties all children had to be 16 years old to be able to entre movie theatres. I myself recall being refused entrance to the Savoy theatre when the manager asked me my age and I was too shy to tell a lie.
From the collection of Raymond Aubry, member of the SHGV