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gordonmcleod commented about Odeon Carlton on Jul 20, 2020 at 6:49 pm

The organ survives and is in storage at my house

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gordonmcleod commented about Roxy Theatre on Jan 10, 2020 at 11:48 am

It was built as a movie theatre by a division of Odeon Canada and had identical theatres in Brampton Cooksville Uxbridge Woordbridge

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gordonmcleod commented about Famous Players Bramalea Cinemas on Jun 6, 2019 at 9:54 am

It was one of two locations that Famous used the reversing Cinemecanica Victoria 8 projectors that at the end of the 6000 foot reel (one hour) the changeover occured and the out going machine ran backwards so there was no need to rethread The spool boxes could hold a 36" reel that could hold a 90 min feature The Automation was Cinemation MK4

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gordonmcleod commented about Roxy Theatre on Jun 6, 2019 at 9:42 am

When the Roxy was built the Capitol which had been built in the 20s was operating and just taken over by Odeon as well as a drivein located just west of Shoppers World The above Article was from a publication called “Theater Catalogue” In the 60’s and early 70’s it was used as a furniture store

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gordonmcleod commented about Capitol Theatre on Jul 9, 2014 at 12:58 pm

The organ (warren/woodstock) from here and another Hamilton theatre are installed at Ancaster High Scool Sandy MacPherson was the organist for a while (from Paris Ontario) before going to Buffalo and then on to England to be the organist on the BBC

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gordonmcleod commented about Willow Movie Theatre on Jul 9, 2014 at 12:53 pm

I worked there as the relief projectionist often just before it closed the booth was Simplex XL with SH1000 soundheads Peerless Magnarc Lamps and a Teco mono sound system That wide auditorium cried out for stereo and 70mm

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gordonmcleod commented about Lansdowne Theatre on Jul 9, 2014 at 12:33 pm

The landsodowne operated as Spatz burlesque in the late 70 and then became a Hindi theatre operated by a Mr Sahota he also rand hindi films at the Donlands and Paradise

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gordonmcleod commented about Avalon Theatre on Jul 9, 2014 at 12:24 pm

The picture posted above is the Albany Theatre later the Roxy at Danforth and Greenwood

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gordonmcleod commented about Grand Gerrard Theatre on Jul 9, 2014 at 12:22 pm

It was built in approximately 1913 as what appears as an extension to the back of an existing storefront In the late seventies and early 80’s it was called the Krishna Theatre and was operated by the same peron who ran hindi product at the parliment (ex gay theatre) on parliment and dundas he later ran the Donlands Theatre

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gordonmcleod commented about O'Brien Theatre on Jan 26, 2014 at 7:42 pm

The organ is made up of the Warren Organs from the Starland and Capitol in Winnipeg, the Capitol Ottawa (bits) and a Robert Morton from Glendale CA

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gordonmcleod commented about Capitol Theatre on Jan 26, 2014 at 7:39 pm

Bits of the Warren organ are in the Obrien Theatre Renfrew Ontario organ

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gordonmcleod commented about Capitol Theatre on Jan 26, 2014 at 7:34 pm

The Warren Organ from here is part of the installation in the Obrien Theatre Renfrew Ontario along with the Starland’s organ

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gordonmcleod commented about Starland Theatre on Jan 26, 2014 at 7:28 pm

The organ was a 2 manual Warren and it is now part of the organ in the obrien renfrew ontario

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gordonmcleod commented about Palace 6 on Jan 26, 2014 at 7:19 pm

It had I believe a Moller Theatre organ

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gordonmcleod commented about Capitol Theatre on Jan 26, 2014 at 7:15 pm

The HillGreen Lane organ is now in a church in Ingersol Ontario but very much altered

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gordonmcleod commented about Strand Theatre on Jan 26, 2014 at 7:13 pm

The HillGreene Lane organ is now in a church in Lethbridge

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gordonmcleod commented about Strand Theater on Jan 26, 2014 at 7:13 pm

Does anyone know the make of organ

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gordonmcleod commented about Metropolitan Theatre on Jan 26, 2014 at 7:11 pm

It had a very large Hill-Greene Lane organ that parts of are in a Anglican church in Saskatoon

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gordonmcleod commented about Capitol Theatre on Jan 26, 2014 at 7:10 pm

They had a large Hill-Greene Lane organ don’t know where it ended up

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gordonmcleod commented about Metropolitan Entertainment Centre on Jan 26, 2014 at 7:06 pm

The Wicks organ (the largest theatre installation by that firm) was removed and is now in a studio in a residence in B.C.

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gordonmcleod commented about Runnymede Theatre on May 22, 2013 at 9:08 am

The Obrien in Renfrew is the same as the runnyemede

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gordonmcleod commented about Regent Gala Theatre on May 22, 2013 at 9:05 am

The original proscenium existed still behind the screen when it was converted to the regent

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gordonmcleod commented about Plaza 1 & 2 on May 22, 2013 at 9:02 am

Famous did not choose to close but were evicted as the space was required for the new heating system that was being installed and the auditorium is now a boiler room

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gordonmcleod commented about Parliament Theatre on May 22, 2013 at 8:59 am

Was this not the theatre that for years was the CBC radio studio (home of the air farce) it still stands as a dance studio

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gordonmcleod commented about Opera House on May 22, 2013 at 8:57 am

I was told it was much older than that originally haveing no balcony If you go into the mid appartemnt the portholes look out into the cavity under the balcony