Parliament Cinema

309 Parliament Street,
Toronto, ON M5A 2A8

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CSWalczak
CSWalczak on December 10, 2012 at 4:12 pm

Here is a picture of this theatre in its final incarnation as the Parliament Cinema. As such, it should not be confused with an earlier and much larger Parliament Theatre which was once a few blocks away.

This webpage includes a reminiscence of Cabbagetown resident who attended the theatre as a youth when it was the Gay Theatre.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 12, 2011 at 10:52 pm

The Bluebell was in operation at least as early as 1925, and probably earlier. “The Storms Below,” a biography of Canadian writer Hugh Garner, quotes a letter from a former childhood neighbor of Garner, who lived in the area in the 1920s, which mentions the matinees at the Bluebell Theatre. Google Books preview.

JCharles
JCharles on December 27, 2010 at 3:30 pm

That closure date is incorrect. I recently ran across an ad for a double bill of THE PROUD RIDER and OUTLAW RIDERS from 1972, so the closure was sometime after that.

AJOHMSS
AJOHMSS on December 23, 2010 at 4:58 am

It was used as a booze can from about ‘86 to '87.
I have a photo I took in 1987 that I will upload when the photo function returns.