Pickford Theatre

382 Queen Street West,
Toronto, ON M5V

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Auditorium Theatre, 382 Queen Street, Toronto, Canada in 1910

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This theatre was built in 1910 as the Auditorium Theatre and was located at Queen Street West at Spadina Avenue (northwest corner). It became the Avenue Theatre in 1913 and renamed in 1915 for Mary Pickford, who, though widely known as "America’s Sweetheart," was born in Toronto. The theatre survived into at least the 1940’s.

Contributed by Christopher Walczak

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on June 6, 2008 at 5:48 am

The Pickford shows up on this list of 1940 theaters in Toronto:
http://tinyurl.com/6ajbrr

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on July 9, 2008 at 3:38 pm

Apparently this theatre had one final name change – to the Variety – in 1945. Status should be changed to “Demolished” as a McDonald’s restaurant occupies the site.

SilentToronto
SilentToronto on January 10, 2011 at 5:52 pm

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

SilentToronto
SilentToronto on January 22, 2011 at 9:40 am

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

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