Cedarbrae Cinemas 8

3434 Lawrence Avenue East,
Toronto, ON M1H 1A9

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telliott on January 1, 2015 at 7:32 am

Interesting. I DO wish Landmark would expand inside the city, like you said, we need the competition. I always regret that once Cineplex took over Famous Players, there went the 10 screen complex at 1 Bloor East to replace the Uptown. That would have been a nice addition to the Yonge-Bloor area.

SilverPlaqueVII on January 1, 2015 at 12:51 am

To do so, they could sell off the less powerful Morningside to Landmark (we need healthy competition) since Coliseum cannot expand into a VIP unit. This could be interesting telliott since one high school in Ottawa closed in 2005 that sat empty for a few years until it became a Wal-Mart. In my point of view, SilverCity Cedarbrae and VIP would have as far as 8 or 12 cinemas (3 VIP, 1 AVX) and similar features to what STC has.

Since Landmark has no cinemas in the inner city limits within Toronto, Morningside could be a nice option to sell to pay for the new theatre. Rio Can would have to deal with Cineplex first, many remember when Rainbow Fairview closed, the landlords booted them out for the Cineplex cinema.

telliott on December 29, 2014 at 11:49 am

Have you heard of any new development in that area? With Cineplex already having the Coliseum (now Cineplex Cinemas), Morningside and Eglinton Town Centre in Scarborough, I doubt if they’d want to open any more. Scarborough seems pretty well covered it seems.

SilverPlaqueVII on December 29, 2014 at 11:11 am

In part 2, they could build a similar sized cinema since Cedarbrae is so small at the David and Mary Thomson Collegiate Institute property (2740 Lawrence Ave. E.) which is 12 acres if the TDSB or public body is unable to keep it. Funny story is the TDSB is building the new school on the Bendale Business and Technical Institute property (1555 Midland Ave.) which they are selling off the portions of the site where it ends up as 111 townhouses. The Thomson property is also being sold off too but the community is unimpressed about 400 townhomes and they wanted it to keep it into public hands. If the TDSB sells the school lands to Rio-Can, Cadillac Fairview or any commercial developer, the new Cineplex standard/VIP SilverCity branded theatre being built on Thomson Collegiate lands could spell trouble for Coliseum Scarborough.

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.

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.

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 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.

rivest266 on April 15, 2004 at 4:16 pm

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

ChadIrish on April 24, 2002 at 4:31 pm

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