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CSWalczak on Jun 16, 2008 at 12:30 pm

This entry should be removed; it was once the O'Brien’s Theatre but it is already listed as the O'Brien Theatre which the current name.

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CSWalczak commented about Guild 45th Theatre on Jun 16, 2008 at 12:16 pm

It may be the same peron who does (or did) the marquee changing at he Neptune in Seattle; similar humorous commentary used to (perhaps still does) appear on that marquee.

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CSWalczak commented about Paramount Theatre on Jun 16, 2008 at 12:01 pm

This theatre was twinned in 1979; closed in 1999. Screens should be 2.

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CSWalczak commented about Midway Theatre on Jun 16, 2008 at 11:17 am

Sorry; wrong URL. THe correct one is:

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CSWalczak commented about Midway Theatre on Jun 15, 2008 at 11:02 pm

A picture of what used to be the front of this theatre can be seen here:

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CSWalczak commented about Ford-Tel Theatre on Jun 15, 2008 at 10:54 pm

There are several pictures and comments here. It appears that the theater space has now been completely gutted out.

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CSWalczak commented about Ford-Tel Theatre on Jun 15, 2008 at 10:45 pm

It spent the decade or so of the last part of its life as a $1 theatre.

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CSWalczak commented about Movies at Fairlane on Jun 15, 2008 at 10:41 pm

This theatre originally opened as a five-plex in 1976 and was operated by United Artists. Its entry was inside the mall; it was later expanded to a ten-plex
and management was taken over by Jack Loeks Theatres.
Fairlane Mall is a multi-level mall and there was for a time two different entries to the screening rooms depending on what level the particular cinema was located, which was an awkward layout. The cinemas themselves were undistinguished in decor and by the end of the complex’s life had become very shabby.

The theatre complex closed in 2000 or 2001, esssentially replaced by a new 21-screen theatre, originally operated by Loew’s Cineplex (which had a substantial part ownership of Loeks). It’s now operated by AMC. That theatre was built immediately adjacent to the part of the mall where the originally Fairlane theaters were, but I do not know if the new theatre occupies any of that space. The new theatre’s entry is outside the mall.

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CSWalczak commented about Esquire Theatre on Jun 15, 2008 at 5:51 pm

An exterior picture from 1944:
http://ao.minisisinc.com/Webimages/I0012562.jpg

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CSWalczak commented about Centre Theatre on Jun 15, 2008 at 5:44 pm

A 1947 picture from the Ontraio Archives when it was the Trent:
http://ao.minisisinc.com/Webimages/I0012611.jpg

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CSWalczak commented about Regent Theatre on Jun 15, 2008 at 5:39 pm

A picture from the Ontario Archives from 1944:
http://ao.minisisinc.com/Webimages/I0012561.jpg
It could have been created out of storefronts, but it looks purpose-built.

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CSWalczak commented about Regent Theatre on Jun 15, 2008 at 4:45 pm

Two interior pictures from 1947:
http://ao.minisisinc.com/Webimages/I0012539.jpg
http://ao.minisisinc.com/Webimages/I0012540.jpg

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CSWalczak commented about Avon Theatre on Jun 15, 2008 at 3:11 pm

A picture of the Avon as it was in 1966 from the Ontario Archives:

http://ao.minisisinc.com/Webimages/I0011956.jpg

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CSWalczak commented about Lansdowne Theatre on Jun 15, 2008 at 3:06 pm

and another, of the interior:

http://ao.minisisinc.com/Webimages/I0012576.jpg

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CSWalczak commented about Opera House on Jun 15, 2008 at 3:04 pm

Sorry; I hit ‘Submit’ before ‘Preview" – I meant to delete the second URL as that picture had been posted previously, and correct “additional”.

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CSWalczak commented about Avon Theatre on Jun 15, 2008 at 2:35 pm

Here are three pictures of the Avon from 1944 when it was a movie theatre:

http://ao.minisisinc.com/Webimages/I0012563.jpg
http://ao.minisisinc.com/Webimages/I0012564.jpg
http://ao.minisisinc.com/Webimages/I0012565.jpg

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CSWalczak commented about Question for NYC theater buffs on Jun 13, 2008 at 5:04 pm

Although it alwys looked to me like a closed theatre marquee when ever I have seen it on TV, the clip reveals as most likley a vehicle. I realized that it is unlikley that marquee would extend over the street that way. Thanks to all who took the time to respond.

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CSWalczak commented about Hollywood Theatre on Jun 13, 2008 at 3:03 pm

Here are three 1943 pictures of the Hollywood theatre in Toronto:

http://ao.minisisinc.com/Webimages/I0012592.jpg
http://ao.minisisinc.com/Webimages/I0012593.jpg
http://ao.minisisinc.com/Webimages/I0012594.jpg

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CSWalczak commented about College Theatre on Jun 13, 2008 at 2:57 pm

Three pictures of the College theatre as it was in 1947:

Exterior:
http://ao.minisisinc.com/Webimages/I0012589.jpg
Auditorium:
http://ao.minisisinc.com/Webimages/I0012588.jpg
Lobby area/Concessions:
http://ao.minisisinc.com/Webimages/I0012587.jpg