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jlangdon commented about Bloor Hot Docs Cinema on Jan 14, 2008 at 12:15 pm

The Madison opened in 1905.
It was largely renovated from the end of 1940 to spring of 1941 to become the Midtown.
It had two other names, one was “The Eden”.

Finally in 1979, this theatre was renamed The Bloor Cinema and that is still its name today.

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jlangdon commented about Revue Cinema on Mar 7, 2007 at 1:12 pm

There are more pictures of the collapse and clean up at the Torontoist blog.

Steve Munro, local transit advocate, reminisces about the Revue on his site.

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jlangdon commented about Revue Cinema on Feb 22, 2007 at 10:04 am

The most recent comment points to pictures of the Revue without its marquee. The marquee collapsed early Sunday morning. Bylaws have been changed since it was built in the 30s so we’ll not see it replaced identically, if at all.

What a shame.

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jlangdon commented about Toronto's Festival Cinema chain is closing on Dec 27, 2006 at 8:12 am

Thanks for the news. My sister and I are off to the Royal tonight to see Monkey Warfare. I’m thrilled the Royal was saved. And I know the Revue’s neighbours have been working tirelessly to get movies or live performance in it since the closing.

The Fox is still going and I trek out to the Beach every couple of weeks to catch something there.

But the Kingsway and the Paradise are under threat of demolition. They’re younger than the Fox and Revue and not as likely to be spared. The Kingsway is large enough and in such a prime location that a condo would be it’s likely replacement. I can’t see it sitting empty for too much longer.

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jlangdon commented about New Yorker Theatre on Feb 25, 2005 at 12:28 pm

The facade has been saved, but from what I saw through the hoardings, the body of the New Yorker theatre was demolished.

J. Langdon
Toronto