College Theatre

960 College Street,
Toronto, ON M6H

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College Theatre, Toronto, Canada in 1920 - Auditorium

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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

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telliott on June 14, 2008 at 6:38 pm

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 on April 11, 2009 at 12:04 pm

The 1982 picture is most likely of different College Theater.

telliott on April 11, 2009 at 12:12 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 on May 11, 2013 at 12:25 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 on May 11, 2013 at 1:53 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!!

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