Parliament Cinema

309 Parliament Street,
Toronto, ON M5A 2A8

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CSWalczak on December 10, 2012 at 8:12 am

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 2:52 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 on December 27, 2010 at 7:30 am

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 on December 22, 2010 at 8:58 pm

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.