Danforth Music Hall Now Closed?
TORONTO, CANADA — Yet another historic cinema in Toronto is closed. The Danforth Music Hall, which started life as Allen’s Danforth Theatre in 1920, has been closed since the third week of February.
Since 1998 the Music Hall has been a member of the Festival Cinemas chain, showing second run films mostly with the occasional concert or play thrown into the schedule. It is the last operational theatre built the Allen’s chain. All its sister theatres have been either demolished or converted into other uses.
No details are being provided as to the reason for the closing. The message on the Festival Cinemas' Hotline (416-690-2600) states simply that the theater is closed.
Given the recent collapse of the Uptown and ceiling falling at the Bloor cinema, Toronto cinema fans have reason to be worried about this old movie house.
fortunately new owners have been able to rescue the site as a live performance venue with great sound and awesome reconstruction of the inside of the theatre and its historical elements.