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The Valley Drive-In’s concession stand was still standing when I shot some photos of it in 1994 in its abandoned state. I’ll post those photos as soon as I can digitize them.
And as shown by Mike Rivest’s ad, the Hyland became part of the Odeon chain from its reopening, then part of Cineplex Odeon in 1984.
The former Yukon Cinema Centre was reopened by new owners on December 10, 2021 and is being leased by the Yukon Film Society for movie screenings:
Yukon Theatre reopening Dec. 10
With the takeover, the YFS has gone about restoring the theatre, starting with cleaning carpets and seating, replacing broken seats and fixing lighting. It has also restored the original Yukon Theatre name to the venue.
The YFS also has a long-term plan to remove the wall separating the two cinemas and adding in a larger screen to turn it back into a single theatre as it had originally been.
The YFS' website is below:
Yukon Film Society
Famous Players originally ran this theatre before Empire took it over.
If luxury recliners have been put in as stated above, then the seating numbers are now less than half what they were (probably only 700-800 seats total) because of the amount of room the recliners take up.
If the Towne’s been boarded up, that’s an indication that the closure could be permanent. We’ll just have to wait and see what the official word is.
Wrong theatre. This is the Bloor Theatre that later became Lee’s Palace nightclub (and still is today), not the Bloor Theatre that became what is now the Hot Docs Cinema.
That’s the original Cinema de Paris shown above (next to the Palace Theatre), not the one documented in this article (located next to Dunn’s Delicatessen further up the street).
The above post by llgs is correct. A Google street view from November 2020 shows a vacant lot now where the Champlain once stood, so this theatre should be set to Demolished.
The picture shown above is actually the Capitol Theatre in London, Ontario, not the one in Kingston.
The Uptown Cinema Centre has since been reopened a few years back under the ownership of Red Deer Polytechnic and is now known as the Welikoklad Event Centre; one of the cinemas is still used for showing movies, while the rest of the building has been renovated for performing arts space and an art gallery. Here is the website:
Welikoklad Event Centre
I don’t know, I think that’d be up to Cineplex to decide.
This theatre should now be set to Demolished. A recent Google street view from November 2021 shows only the steel framework of the Humber now left.
Wrong theatre in this ad. That’s for what was then the Bloor Eden Theatre (now the Hot Docs Cinema), not the Eve.
The ad above does not include the Towne Cinema, but it has the Towne & Countrye, a different theatre in another part of Toronto.
Looking at this auditorium design and the wall decorations, I actually prefer this over the current trend of plain black boxes now being used by Cineplex and Landmark.
New photo of the reopened Center Cinema added in the photo section.
The Center Cinema is now officially back up and running:
Magic Lantern Theatres Center Cinema page
As indicated above by Mike Rivest, this was originally with 20th Century Theatres as the Twin Drive-In, then later went to Famous Players as the Famous 4 Drive-In after Famous Players absorbed 20th Century’s operations.
As noted above by Spectrum (and confirmed by the Google Maps street view), this theatre should be set to Demolished. The former theatre site is now a parking lot for the nearby CIBC bank.
Now just another luxury recliner-seated black box under Landmark.
The photo shown above is not the Shaw/Rickshaw Theatre, which is on East Hastings. That’s actually the Golden Harvest Cinema (now the Imperial Cinema) on Main Street in the photo.
Wasn’t the B&L chain a Famous Players operating partner at one point?
As part of the renovations, I’m betting that the existing seating will probably be replaced by luxury recliners, which will mean a 60% reduction in the amount of seating in the complex.
The seating numbers look and sound a lot like the Cineplexes of the Garth Drabinsky era, though the modern numbers have a lot to do with the fact that they’re using luxury recliners in those theatres now. If they still used traditional seating, the seating total for this theatre would more likely be between 800 and 900 seats.