Vanity Theatre

673 Ouellette Avenue,
Windsor, ON N9A 4K1

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The Vanity Theatre is listed as operating since at least 1941. It was part of Twentieth Century Theatres in the early-1960’s. Now known as the Blind Dog Bar, which is also a live music venue.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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spectrum
spectrum on December 10, 2010 at 8:08 pm

This looks to be “The Blind Dog” Bar. New metallic facade on the front, the back of the building looks old and may have had a very small stagehouse. It is a long narrow building. The other side of the street is a large modern tower.

AJOHMSS
AJOHMSS on December 22, 2010 at 9:52 pm

I loved this theatre when I lived in Windsor (69-70).
Let’s see what I can remember seeing there….

Airport
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
Ben-Hur
The Hawaiians
Battle of Britain

And a couple of others I’m sure. Loved that place.

rivest266
rivest266 on March 9, 2014 at 11:35 am

November 21st, 1936 grand opening ad in photo section.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 25, 2014 at 10:49 am

This web page about the Vanity Theatre says that Famous Players closed the house in 1987. It was designed by local architect A. H. McPhail. In later years the seating capacity was reduced from the original 966 to 695 by closing the balcony. There are three photos, including one of the original Streamline Modern front. A mid-1970s remodeling removed the marquee and covered up the elegant details of the facade with an aluminum skin.

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