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telliott commented about Westwood Theatre on Jun 26, 2009 at 3:25 pm

I agree igoudge. Apparently the city will be building a new west end court house on this site. Just waiting for final approval. But you are right, would have made a perfect Rainbow cinema all these years!

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telliott commented about Skyway 6 Cinemas on Jun 26, 2009 at 3:16 pm

Actually probably a perfect location for a restaurant considering it’s right on the airport strip with all those airport hotels and restaurants. It’s now a Jack Astor’s and Canyon Creek. Still miss it as a theatre though.

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telliott commented about Eaton Centre Cinemas on Jun 16, 2009 at 1:19 pm

I like all the AMC “multiplex” theatres in the Toronto area. They are comfortable, have all the amenities and are not noisy, garish with that carnival atmosphere that the others have, especially the former Famous Players locations.

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telliott commented about Eaton Centre Cinemas on Jun 16, 2009 at 1:09 pm

Mine too Jon. Much classier than all the others, and a great location too!

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telliott commented about Carlton Cinema on May 23, 2009 at 7:04 pm

That’s a beautiful picture. But it’s actually the old Odeon Carlton which has it’s own site on Cinema Treasures and not the current Carlton Cinemas that is next door to where the original Odeon Carlton was.

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telliott commented about York Theatre on May 22, 2009 at 9:31 pm

Were the new additions added on to the north side of the original theatre? Towards W 2nd St.? Just trying to figure out from satellite shot which parts of the buildings make up the 9 screens.

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telliott commented about Sherway Cinemas on May 18, 2009 at 6:31 pm

Still miss these theatres alot. Wish they had been turned into a 2nd run house that Toronto sorely lacks but other cities have such as the Cinema City theatres in Winnipeg or Movies 12 in Edmonton. Still boggles the mind that no major theatre chain in Canada has matinee pricing before 6pm like most major chains do in the U.S. This 13 screen theatre was perfect for watching movies even though it didn’t have stadium seating. Would have made a fantastic 2nd run theatre at lower prices.

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telliott commented about Cinestage Theatre on May 5, 2009 at 7:02 pm

Thanks CW, always wondered about that.

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telliott commented about Cinestage Theatre on May 5, 2009 at 6:23 pm

Was this theatre pronounced “SINstage” or “SIN-EHstage”??

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telliott commented about Saint Clair 10 Cine on May 5, 2009 at 6:14 pm

Always wondered, what does Cine mean? Is it short for cinema? Seems to be on the names of alot of the Wehrenberg theatres. Is it pronounced “sin” or “sin-eh”?

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telliott commented about Humber Cinema on May 4, 2009 at 1:31 pm

Humber is STILL sitting there empty after all these years. What a shame. Made a great “neighbourhood” theatre, something Toronto is sorely lacking.

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telliott commented about Showcase 6 Cinemas on Apr 15, 2009 at 10:28 am

That may be the case. I’ve always wondered about that since “Coliseum” was such a signature brand with Famous Players, I would have thought that Cineplex would have wanted to keep all theatres with that name.

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telliott commented about Encore Upper Canada Place Cinemas on Apr 14, 2009 at 6:05 pm

I thought that the Rainbow Market Square 6 in downtown Toronto was also one of the “original” Cineplex theatres, having opened around 1981 or ‘82 and before Canadian Odeon taking over Cineplex theatres.

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telliott commented about Showcase 6 Cinemas on Apr 14, 2009 at 5:33 pm

I always found some of the theatres sold to Empire to be very curious indeed. How for instance was Cineplex able to keep BOTH the Devonshire Mall cinemas and SilverCity Windsor which are very close together and more or less show the very same films. Also why would Cineplex give up the Coliseum Calgary which is one of their very own brands to Empire? It’s like in the U.S. when AMC took over Loews Cineplex and had to sell off certain theatres, they kept BOTH the AMC River East 21 and the AMC Loews 600 North Michigan 9 which are mere blocks apart and now dominate the downtown scene in Chicago.

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telliott commented about Shea's Hippodrome Theatre on Apr 13, 2009 at 1:51 pm

Hurray, Shea’s is finally in here! If it hadn’t been torn down for the new City Hall, I’ve always imagined that Shea’s would have lasted in to the 60s, 70s and maybe beyond…maybe even multi-plexed like the Imperial Six, or the Uptown 5.

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telliott commented about College Theatre on Apr 11, 2009 at 3:12 pm

Correct CW. By 1982 the College theatre at College & Dovercourt was long gone, replaced with stores and apartments above them. The second College photo is of one on College in the Chinatown area, near Spadina Ave.

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telliott commented about Showcase 6 Cinemas on Apr 11, 2009 at 12:30 pm

What a shame. Wouldn’t it be nice if Rainbow Cinemas or Encore Cinemas took this over so it could continue to be a theatre? Too bad there are not enough of these less expensive but perfectly fine theatres around the GTA anymore. Also wish that Rainbow had taken over the Upper James in Hamilton as well.

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telliott commented about Odeon Lakeshore on Apr 8, 2009 at 4:12 pm

Thanks CW for all your help. The Lakeshore looks quite different now, has been real estate and lawyers offices for years. Fits in to the neighbourhood quite well.

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telliott commented about Odeon Theatre on Apr 8, 2009 at 12:45 pm

Perfect. Now if they could only change the Odeon Danforth back to “single screen”.

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telliott commented about Odeon Danforth on Apr 6, 2009 at 1:10 pm

The listing for this should be changed back to single screen then.

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telliott commented about Odeon Theatre on Apr 6, 2009 at 11:39 am

Ok, for the reccord….the picture is of the Odeon Lakeshore in New Toronto…it was formerly known as the Biltmore New Toronto until December of 1963 when Odeon bought 3 former Biltmore theatres…the Savoy downtown became the Odeon Coronet…the Biltmore Weston, became the Odeon Weston and the Biltmore New Toronto became the Odeon Lakeshore because of it’s location on Lakeshore Blvd. I went there several times and it closed with the name of Odeon Lakeshore. It is now offices. I’ve lived in Toronto my whole life as CWalczak says and remember many of these theatres very well. There was an Odeon theatre on Queen St W in the Parkdale area of Toronto but that was part of the 20th Century theatre chain.

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telliott commented about Odeon Danforth on Apr 6, 2009 at 11:11 am

That picture is of the Odeon HYLAND at Yonge & St Clair. The Odeon DANFORTH was never twinned. It was sold by Odeon before any twinning could be done.

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telliott commented about Remembering Cinerama (Part 25: El Paso) on Apr 1, 2009 at 8:53 pm

Love, love, love the Cinerama series Michael, keep up the great work! Look forward to it every week.

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telliott commented about Former Cineplex Odeon duo found guilty on Mar 30, 2009 at 7:41 pm

Exactly Jon…too bad someone couldn’t have saved the old Uptown the same way. Then we could have had the Elgin/Winter Garden, Canon and Uptown all on Yonge St and all showing travelling shows! By the way have NEVER liked the name Canon Theatre…still always call it the Pantages. I would have preferred the Canon-Pantages like the Cadillac Palace in Chicago.

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telliott commented about Former Cineplex Odeon duo found guilty on Mar 30, 2009 at 1:35 pm

The best thing they did for Toronto…the glorious Pantages theatre (now known as the Canon). It’s an absolute gem.