Cinema At The Toronto Dominion Centre

King Street and Bay Street,
Toronto, ON M5H

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Cinema At The Toronto Dominion Centre

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The Cinema at The Toronto Dominion Centre is located at the corner of King Street and Bay Street, and opened in 1967.

The Cinema showed movies like "Dead End" starring "Humphrey Bogart" and classic films like "Gone With The Wind".

Famous Players owned the Cinema, which closed in 1978 and had 690 seats in its auditorium.

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AJOHMSS
AJOHMSS on December 22, 2010 at 11:37 pm

I loved this theatre.
Surprisingly quiet considering all the streetcars along King Street.

Saw “Bonnie & Clyde” there in 1968 and “The French Connection” in 1972.

Many others that I can’t quite remember.

Andrew_Dykstra
Andrew_Dykstra on December 29, 2011 at 2:53 pm

There was once a restrospective of Goldwyn movies and I saw “Dodsworth” with Walter Huston at that cinema. Those were the days when it was very difficult to see classic movies in Toronto.

DavidDymond
DavidDymond on November 6, 2012 at 1:55 pm

Famous Players Theatres had very few theatre failures. The Cinema at the TD Centre in Toronto was one of them. Even it’s name “THE CINEMA” reeks of elitism. Built in the basement of one of Toronto’s largest and earliest office towers in the financial district, what Famous Players couldn’t understand was that people who worked there all day wouldn’t likely go back downtown to see a movie there at night. Famous Players put a lot of money into this theatre, and some of the expensive lobby furnishings, etc. were over the top.

rivest266
rivest266 on December 2, 2012 at 5:57 pm

Famous Players was trying to copy Montreal’s Place Ville Marie Cinemas, which was a twin in a office complex built in 1962.

rivest266
rivest266 on January 27, 2014 at 4:39 pm

The cinema’s lobby looked like the reception of the fancy law firms.

MarkNYLA
MarkNYLA on January 27, 2014 at 7:40 pm

Been wracking my brains for years trying to recall the name of this place, where I remember seeing “Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid” on the first of many visits I’ve made to Toronto. I remember the projectionist was a young man with longish hair, mustache and wire-rim glasses, as befits the era. He let me look into the booth, which was down at mezzanine level. Is it true that this theatre is still there, behind locked doors?

DavidDymond
DavidDymond on January 27, 2014 at 8:52 pm

Place Ville Marie Cinemas in Quebec, were part of Famous Players Canadian Corporation, through Twentieth Century Theatres, one of their operating partners and then later they were operated by United Amusement another partnership of Famous Players!!

rivest266
rivest266 on March 4, 2014 at 7:41 pm

October 27th, 1967 grand opening ad in photo section.

ScreenClassic
ScreenClassic on March 4, 2014 at 10:21 pm

The auditorium inside this venue looks much like a larger-scale version of Vancouver’s recently-departed Denman Place Cinema, which likewise began life as a Famous Players house when it opened in 1969.

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