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CSWalczak commented about Centre Theatre on Jun 13, 2008 at 8:13 am

This webpage has some history of the Centre and a picture:

http://www3.sympatico.ca/menright63/centre-to.html

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CSWalczak commented about Capitol Theatre on Jun 13, 2008 at 7:11 am

Three pictures of the Capitol Theatre in Welland as it was in 1947 from the Ontario Archives:

http://ao.minisisinc.com/Webimages/I0012612.jpg
http://ao.minisisinc.com/Webimages/I0012613.jpg
http://ao.minisisinc.com/Webimages/I0012614.jpg

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CSWalczak commented about Lansdowne Theatre on Jun 13, 2008 at 7:04 am

Here is a picture of the Landsdowne theatre:

http://ao.minisisinc.com/Webimages/I0012575.jpg

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CSWalczak commented about Question for NYC theater buffs on Jun 13, 2008 at 6:56 am

New shows are on NBC but I don’t think the theater is seen in he montage of the newer shows. You are more likely to see it at the beginning of th reruns on the USA cable network.

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CSWalczak commented about Danforth Music Hall Theatre on Jun 12, 2008 at 5:42 pm

Here are two pictures from 1947 when it was the Century:

http://ao.minisisinc.com/Webimages/I0021770.jpg
http://ao.minisisinc.com/Webimages/I0021771.jpg

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CSWalczak commented about Geneva Theatre on Jun 12, 2008 at 11:46 am

Here’s a picture of the Geneva in Orillia from 1939:

http://ao.minisisinc.com/Webimages/I0012832.jpg

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CSWalczak commented about Princess Theatre on Jun 12, 2008 at 11:12 am

Here’s a picture of it as it was in 1947:

http://ao.minisisinc.com/Webimages/I0012828.jpg

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CSWalczak commented about Plaza Theatre on Jun 12, 2008 at 11:02 am

Here are direct links the pictures of the Plaza theatre in Nipigon that are on the Ontario Archives website:

http://ao.minisisinc.com/Webimages/I0012829.jpg
http://ao.minisisinc.com/Webimages/I0012830.jpg

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CSWalczak commented about Olde Walkerville Theatre on Jun 12, 2008 at 10:47 am

Here are direct links to the pictures on the Ontario Archives website:

http://ao.minisisinc.com/Webimages/I0012845.jpg
http://ao.minisisinc.com/Webimages/I0012846.jpg
http://ao.minisisinc.com/Webimages/I0012847.jpg

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CSWalczak commented about Bay Theatre on Jun 12, 2008 at 10:40 am

Here’s a direct link to the picture:

http://ao.minisisinc.com/Webimages/I0012831.jpg

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CSWalczak commented about Capitol Theatre on Jun 12, 2008 at 10:37 am

Here are direct links to the pictures of this theatre on the Onario Archives site:

http://ao.minisisinc.com/Webimages/I0012833.jpg
http://ao.minisisinc.com/Webimages/I0012834.jpg
http://ao.minisisinc.com/Webimages/I0012845.jpg

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CSWalczak commented about New Yorker Theatre on Jun 12, 2008 at 9:55 am

Here’s a direct link to the picture of it as the Embassy:

http://ao.minisisinc.com/Webimages/I0012595.jpg

and here is is as the Astor:

http://ao.minisisinc.com/Webimages/I0012596.jpg

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CSWalczak commented about Olde Walkerville Theatre on Jun 10, 2008 at 8:11 am

The links to the 1947 pictures of the Tivoli in Windsor are no longer working, but the pictures can be seen by going to the Images database on the Ontario Archives website at:

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and entering ‘Tivoli Windsor’ in the search window.

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CSWalczak commented about Plaza Theatre on Jun 10, 2008 at 8:03 am

A picture of the Plaza in Nipigon from 1948 can be seen by going to the Images database of the Ontario Archives at:

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and entering ‘Plaza Theatre Nipigon’ in the search window.

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CSWalczak commented about New Yorker Theatre on Jun 10, 2008 at 7:44 am

Unfortunately that link to the picture of the Embassy is not working. You can see the picture by going to the Images database at the Ontario Archives site at:

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and entering ‘Embassy Theatre’ in the search window.

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CSWalczak commented about Bay Theatre on Jun 10, 2008 at 7:21 am

A picture of the Bay theatre in North Bay can be seen by gong to the Ontario Image Archives at:

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and entering ‘Bay Theater North Bay’ in the search window.

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CSWalczak commented about New Yorker Theatre on Jun 9, 2008 at 2:21 pm

This theatre had apparently had a number of other names during its lifetime. Its opening name may have been the Victoria (rather than the Victory); it became the Embassy in 1935, then the Astor in 1949.
Its first incarnation as the New Yorker started in 1962, may have been briefly an adult theatre called in the Tivoli in the early 70s.
It became the Festival in 1978, the Showcase in 1986, and gian give the name New Yorker in 1998.

Here it is as the Embassy in 1937:

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CSWalczak commented about Olde Walkerville Theatre on Jun 9, 2008 at 9:40 am

Pictures of the Tivoli from 1947:
Auditorium:
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Foyer:
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Exterior:
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CSWalczak commented about Odeon Danforth on Jun 6, 2008 at 1:31 pm

In addition, both the Rivest list and the Ontario archives show a Parkdale Theatre that was operated by Famous Players at 1605 Queen Street West, whereas both the Lakeshore and the Odeon are listed at 1473 Queen Street West. Perhaps a search of old city directories of those Film Daily Yearbooks could resolve the matter, but I don’t have access to those.

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CSWalczak commented about Odeon Danforth on Jun 6, 2008 at 1:08 pm

The information was found on Mike Rivest’s list for the Lakeshore Theatre and the matching of addresses.

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CSWalczak commented about Tivoli Theatre on Jun 5, 2008 at 3:13 pm

After looking at the two pictures of the Tivoli’s beautiful auditorium in John Lindsay’s terrific book “Palaces of the Night: Canada’s Grand Theaters”, it is easy to see why it would be a great Todd-AO house; that very wide outer proscenium frame would accommodate a large, curved screen easily with both minimal side draping and probably no need to tear out or cover the side boxes. Was the original projection box used or was another one built to meet the need for as-near head-on projection as possible? It would be neat to see a picture of this theatre set up for Todd-AO.

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CSWalczak commented about Loft Cinemas on Jun 5, 2008 at 5:24 am

A 1950 picture of the Rio Theatre in Toronto can be seen here:

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CSWalczak commented about Kingsway Theatre on Jun 4, 2008 at 12:55 pm

Here’s a picture from 1957:

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