Cedarbrae Cinemas 8

3434 Lawrence Avenue East,
Toronto, ON M1H 1A9

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The Cedarbrae Theatre was built by renovating the remains of the former Cedarbrae Bowl structure, built in the late-1950’s. Unfortunately, the parcel of land the theater was located on was not much larger than the theater building and a parking lot had to be created across the street in the Cedarbrae Plaza lot.

The Cedarbrae Theatre opened November 21, 1969 with two screens. Two more were added in 1975; two more added in 1982; and two more were added in 1987 turning the theater into an eight-plex.

20th Century Theatres and later on Famous Players ran the Cedarbrae, which in later years showed discount movies.

In 1987-1991, the Cedarbrae was perhaps the biggest theater in Canada until Centre Laval 12 opened near Montreal.

The Cedarbrae Cinemas 8 closed in 2003 after the nearby Eglinton Town Square opened. The theater has been replaced by a shopping center.

Contributed by Chad Irish, Jeremy Hopkin

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ChadIrish on April 24, 2002 at 4:31 pm

If anyone has photos of any movie theater is Canada that is not posted on this site, then please post them here by clicking the “Add A Theater” or “Add A Photo” buttons. The more photos on this great site the better. Thanks from Chad Irish.

rivest266 on April 15, 2004 at 4:16 pm

This theatre closed in 2003 when the nearby Eglinton Town Square opened,

rivest266 on October 25, 2008 at 8:15 am

Famous Players was involved in bowling alleys, Cable-TV systems and owned a TV station in Quebec City. The Cable-TV systems ended up with what is now Rogers.

DavidDymond on February 3, 2013 at 11:30 am

Cedarbrae Cinemas were certainly NOT the nicest theatres of their time, but to Famous Players Canadian Corporation, they were one of the most profitable theatre operations that they had!!

rivest266 on March 4, 2014 at 4:37 pm

November 21st, 1969 grand opening ad in photo section as well as the 4-plex ad from December 19th, 1975.

SilverPlaqueVII on November 30, 2014 at 7:14 pm

Site replaced by Staples, Marks, EBGames and ListenUP Canada. Staples was recently closed weeks ago but could raise a possiblity Cineplex would reclaim it and build a SilverCity/VIP there since Scarborough has no VIP cinema.

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