Seeds of Love–Almonte Cinema – Then and Now




Former O’Brien Theatre, now the home of the HUB, Almonte, Ont.

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The building was also used by Royal Bank before they moved to new Shopping Centre on edge of town. The old theatre has been renovated with offices on second floor and the HUB at the front on first floor.


Photo-Millstone News


Millstone News-At the right is a story about the arrest of the manager of the O’Brien Theatre in town, after he claimed to have been attacked and robbed after leaving the theatre with the night’s receipts. The police weren’t buying that story, apparently.



Interior of O’Brien Theatre- Almonte-


Before it was the small theatre that brought them to Almonte- now it’s Hallmark and Lifetime Channel

“Seeds of Love” is a Canadian film being made for the Hallmark Channel.  Although this is a low-budget production, it generates income for many local service industries.  Aside from our lead actresses Ashley Williams and Marilu Henner, all of the actors, producers, and crew members are Canadian.”

Read more at The Millstone


Photos- Linda Seccaspina








About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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