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The Music Hall is once again in the deadpool. A beautiful structure, here’s hoping something is done with it sometime soon.
Here’s a link to a Toronto Star article I wrote about the former Allen’s Danforth in August, 2009. (Original article here)
Here’s a recent Streetview shot of the former Palace, still retaining its namesake as the “Palace Plaza”.
Here’s a recent Streetview shot of the Cinema Six.
Here’s a recent Streetview shot of the former Cartier, now home to Timmins stalwart Don’s Pizzeria.
Here’s a recent Streetview shot of the former Broadway, now a known as the Broadway Plaza. I do like how the namesakes of Timmins theatres has stuck around. The Palace, on the same street, is now known as “Palace Plaza.”
An ad for Mothra at the Downtown in June, 1962.
An ad for “A Devil With Women” starring Victor McLaglen from Dec 22 1930:
More babbling about the Cinema Six, which is no longer owned by Stinson, but Lakeshore Cinemas.
A short history on Griffin’s Auditorium/Pickford Theatre at Silent Toronto.
A quick post on the opening night of the Westwood over at Silent Toronto.
Since we re-branded to Silent Toronto last summer, here’s the new URLs to some of our features on the Pantages/Imperial/Imperial6:
A Zardoz lobby card from 1974
The Imperial Drabinsky
Extreme Usher: The Imperial Six — by Gerry Flahive
Always cool and comfortable at the Pantages(talking pictures arrive)
A new article at Silent Toronto shows Lee de Forrest’s Phonofilms, featuring Eddie Cantor, playing at Shea’s Hippodrome in 1924.
Here’s a post titled The Eglinton Theatre’s Elegant Neighbours.
Hogwash about TIFF — as stated above, they merely rented the space. If anything, TIFF programmer Colin Geddes toasted the Uptown’s screen on its final night of operation (video here). As booming as the Ryerson is at 2 in the morning, Midnight Madness screenings haven’t been the same since the Uptown closed.
A quick history of the building is available at Silent Toronto.
Here’s a great shot of the Allenby’s lobby from from 1936, showing Boris Karloff in “The Walking Dead.”
Here are links to a few posts at Silent Toronto involving the Elgin/Winter Garden:
The Lost Films of the Loew’s Theatre
Tough guys at the Yonge Theare
Dracula Triple-bill at the Elgin!
Hollywood dreams at the Loew’s Theatre
Thanks Christopher. Here’s a direct link to the article.
I should note that it requires amending: at an early cinema studies conference in June, I received evidence from a well-reputed academic that “Get Em Young” wasn’t actually on the bill that day. I have some sources to verify soon, so keep that in mind while reading.
The front page of the Arizona Daily Star from the day after the tragic Laurier Palace incident shows how far news travelled.
Hey all, here’s a shot of the Rio in 1985 with Missing In Action 2 on the bill. It actually opened as the Big Nickel in 1913 as per a contemporaneous article in Construction Magazine.
Hey all, the Bloor’s correct opening date is December 23, 1913 (as the Madison). You can read a little more about it at my site Silent Toronto.
This theatre actually opened in 1906 as part of Griffin’s first four theatoriums. The building was demolished in 1972.
A big thanks to Ken, Ross, Michael and Patrick!
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Over at Silent Toronto, a winter shot from 1924 advertising a Gloria Swanson flick at the Hippodrome.
Hey guys, here’s a photo of the Odeon located at 1473 Queen St. W when it was known as the Regal: http://wp.me/pYW3L-jO