College Theatre

960 College Street,
Toronto, ON M6H

Unfavorite 1 person favorited this theater

College Theatre, Toronto, Canada in 1920 - Auditorium

Viewing: Photo | Street View

The College Theatre was opened by the Allen Theatres chain on May 24, 1920. All seating was on a single floor. It held an imposing position on the corner of College Street and Dovercourt Road.

It was later a part of the Famous Players circuit and was closed in 1967.

Contributed by Christopher Walczak

Recent comments (view all 6 comments)

telliott
telliott on June 15, 2008 at 2:38 am

I remember during the 60s the College was one of several “neighbourhood” theatres that together showed double-bills of recent movies that had finished their runs downtown, or sometimes had them “direct from downtown” for films that had been big hits. Other theatres on the list included the Alhambra, Beach, Palace, Parkdale, Runnymede, Vaughan, St Clair.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on April 11, 2009 at 8:04 pm

The 1982 picture is most likely of different College Theater.

telliott
telliott on April 11, 2009 at 8:12 pm

Correct CW. By 1982 the College theatre at College & Dovercourt was long gone, replaced with stores and apartments above them. The second College photo is of one on College in the Chinatown area, near Spadina Ave.

gordonmcleod
gordonmcleod on May 11, 2013 at 8:25 pm

Kay Stokes first job when she moved to toronto was as organist here regretably we dont know the make of the organ probably a Warren/woodstock or a legge

DavidDymond
DavidDymond on May 11, 2013 at 9:53 pm

Mort Margolius was the Manager at this theatre during the war. During the war Queen Julianna of the Netherlands watched movies here. This theatre closed in the late 60’s. Closed circuit hockey broadcasts on a big screen EDIDOPHOR were tried out at this theatre!!

You must login before making a comment.

New Comment

Subscribe Want to be emailed when a new comment is posted about this theater?
Just login to your account and subscribe to this theater