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SilentToronto commented about Danforth Music Hall Theatre on Jan 23, 2011 at 10:33 am

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)

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SilentToronto commented about Palace Theatre on Jan 23, 2011 at 10:30 am

Here’s a recent Streetview shot of the former Palace, still retaining its namesake as the “Palace Plaza”.

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SilentToronto commented about Cinema Six on Jan 23, 2011 at 8:40 am

Here’s a recent Streetview shot of the Cinema Six.

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SilentToronto commented about Cartier Theatre on Jan 23, 2011 at 8:35 am

Here’s a recent Streetview shot of the former Cartier, now home to Timmins stalwart Don’s Pizzeria.

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SilentToronto commented about Broadway Theatre on Jan 23, 2011 at 8:33 am

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.”

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SilentToronto commented about Downtown Theatre on Jan 22, 2011 at 11:54 am

An ad for Mothra at the Downtown in June, 1962.

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SilentToronto commented about Shea's Hippodrome Theatre on Jan 22, 2011 at 11:51 am

An ad for “A Devil With Women” starring Victor McLaglen from Dec 22 1930:

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SilentToronto commented about Cinema Six on Jan 22, 2011 at 11:42 am

More babbling about the Cinema Six, which is no longer owned by Stinson, but Lakeshore Cinemas.

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SilentToronto commented about Pickford Theatre on Jan 22, 2011 at 11:40 am

A short history on Griffin’s Auditorium/Pickford Theatre at Silent Toronto.

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SilentToronto commented about Westwood Theatre on Jan 22, 2011 at 11:38 am

A quick post on the opening night of the Westwood over at Silent Toronto.

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SilentToronto commented about Ed Mirvish Theatre on Jan 22, 2011 at 11:29 am

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)

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SilentToronto commented about Shea's Hippodrome Theatre on Jan 22, 2011 at 11:07 am

A new article at Silent Toronto shows Lee de Forrest’s Phonofilms, featuring Eddie Cantor, playing at Shea’s Hippodrome in 1924.

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SilentToronto commented about Eglinton Theatre on Jan 22, 2011 at 9:30 am

Here’s a post titled The Eglinton Theatre’s Elegant Neighbours.

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SilentToronto commented about Uptown Theatre on Jan 22, 2011 at 9:25 am

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.

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SilentToronto commented about Roxy Theatre on Jan 22, 2011 at 9:14 am

Here’s a great shot of the Allenby’s lobby from from 1936, showing Boris Karloff in “The Walking Dead.”

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SilentToronto commented about Laurier Palace Theatre on Jan 22, 2011 at 9:00 am

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.

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SilentToronto commented about Laurier Palace Theatre on Jan 22, 2011 at 8:57 am

The front page of the Arizona Daily Star from the day after the tragic Laurier Palace incident shows how far news travelled.

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SilentToronto commented about Rio Theatre on Jan 22, 2011 at 8:53 am

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.

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SilentToronto commented about Bloor Hot Docs Cinema on Jan 22, 2011 at 8:22 am

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.

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SilentToronto commented about Pickford Theatre on Jan 10, 2011 at 7:52 pm

This theatre actually opened in 1906 as part of Griffin’s first four theatoriums. The building was demolished in 1972.

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SilentToronto commented about Cinema Treasures Reaches 30,000 Theaters on Dec 14, 2010 at 2:22 pm

A big thanks to Ken, Ross, Michael and Patrick!

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SilentToronto commented about Shea's Hippodrome Theatre on Dec 13, 2010 at 10:03 am

Hey Jerry, drop me a line at — would love to have a look!

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SilentToronto commented about Shea's Hippodrome Theatre on Nov 5, 2010 at 2:17 pm

Over at Silent Toronto, a winter shot from 1924 advertising a Gloria Swanson flick at the Hippodrome.

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SilentToronto commented about Odeon Theatre on Oct 24, 2010 at 1:56 pm

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