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scruffywilber commented about Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Dundas on Feb 11, 2010 at 7:03 am

I think this will be considered a classic one day.
I like the Auditorium sizes much better than the shoe boxes around the corner at the “Market Square Rainbow Cinema”

http://i50.tinypic.com/rs4j76.jpg

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scruffywilber commented about New Yorker Theatre on Feb 10, 2010 at 8:48 pm

Actualy I apologize for posting on the wrong thread.
I was just quoting a source of reference to confirm the address of the “Victory Theatre”

With this I bid you farewell I have a plane to catch.

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scruffywilber commented about New Yorker Theatre on Feb 10, 2010 at 5:30 pm

Yes I posted that in response to the post five above this one.

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scruffywilber commented about New Yorker Theatre on Feb 10, 2010 at 2:05 pm

The 1947 Toronto Telephone book lists the “Victory Theatre” as being at “287 Spadina”

If you want to check performance times telephone ( WAverley 5006 )

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scruffywilber commented about New Yorker Theatre on Feb 10, 2010 at 2:00 pm

Here is a snap I took on Monday February 8th 2010

http://i49.tinypic.com/hryctd.jpg

I figure it looks better in the dark when it is all lit up.

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scruffywilber commented about Cinecity on Feb 10, 2010 at 1:54 pm

Here is a photo I took on Monday February 8th 2010 of the building Cinecity was located in.

http://i47.tinypic.com/oqzszm.jpg

I have established now that the building was erected in 1905.

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scruffywilber commented about Cinecity on Jan 22, 2010 at 8:33 pm

The old Post Office Building is still there.
I guess the cinema was in the Post Office building.
It just didn’t look suitable to me.
The front of the building contains a 24hr McDonalds.

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scruffywilber commented about Cinecity on Jan 22, 2010 at 7:19 pm

Yes you are right the even numbers are on the north side of the street.

I wonder if they renumbered the street at some time because the old “Postal Station F” dates from the late 1800s.

So the cinema couldn’t have been there.

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scruffywilber commented about Odeon Theatre on Jan 22, 2010 at 9:51 am

I beleive that this is the same photo that CWalczak posted on June 4 2008 and unfortunately the link no longer works.

A lot of the links to the “City of Toronto Archives” no longer work.

http://i46.tinypic.com/21d1i77.jpg

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scruffywilber commented about Cinecity on Jan 22, 2010 at 7:08 am

This is probably considered cheating but I snagged this from “Google Street View” this shows 4 and 6 Charles Street East.

I assume “Cinecity” was the building where the people are sitting at the table. I don’t know if it also incorporated the building to the left or not?

http://i49.tinypic.com/289hdms.jpg

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scruffywilber commented about New Yorker Theatre on Jan 21, 2010 at 6:00 pm

That brings back memories thank you but I seem to recall an even bigger Gorilla at one time and it was climbing the building like the Gorilla in King Kong.

Here is a night time photo I took in February 2009.

View link

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scruffywilber commented about Cinecity on Jan 21, 2010 at 7:35 am

My 1969 Telephone Book shows the address as 6 Charles Street East.

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scruffywilber commented about Skyline Theatre on Jan 21, 2010 at 7:24 am

The official address was 655 Dixon Road

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scruffywilber commented about Glendale Theatre on Jan 21, 2010 at 6:46 am

According to my 1969 Telephone book the actual address of the “Glendale” was 1661 Avenue Road.

My apologizes if this has been stated before but I don’t beleive it has.

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scruffywilber commented about Coronet Theatre on Jan 20, 2010 at 5:17 pm

Here are two photos I took on January 18th 2010

http://i49.tinypic.com/2e5unv6.jpg

http://i48.tinypic.com/33cu13k.jpg

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scruffywilber commented about Rio Theatre on Jan 20, 2010 at 5:11 pm

Here is how it looks as of January 18th 2010

http://i50.tinypic.com/2q3ua2r.jpg

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scruffywilber commented about Cameo Theatre on Jan 16, 2010 at 6:49 pm

South East corner of Pape & Floyd
There is a TD-Canada Trust branch on that piece of land now.