Sherway Cinemas

30 Boncer Drive,
Toronto, ON M9C

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Opening Lobby Shot

The Sherway Cinemas was one of the first multiplexes built in Toronto, Ontario, Canada,and was located in the Etobicoke district. Known for its three story high lobby and multiple concession stands, this theater was one of the most popular of its time, and was operated by Cineplex-Odeon.

One of the most popular features of the theater was the 1,500 space parking lot that made parking easy.

The theater has converted into a department store.

Contributed by Tom

Recent comments (view all 18 comments)

telliott
telliott on June 26, 2009 at 8:28 pm

I agree. I liked the Sherway lobby much better than Queensway. All that space with the cafe right in the middle. And it was much closer to Sherway Gardens. I used to work next door at the Chapters, and often people would come in to the store before or after the movies.

igoudge
igoudge on June 26, 2009 at 8:33 pm

Yeah the good times, from 98 until 00 always went for drinks at Jack’s and then went in for a double feature ;–) Great memories

igoudge
igoudge on July 8, 2009 at 8:34 pm

I am kind of interested to see what happens to the site since the condos are starting to go up in the area to see if the Sears store is going to remain or if at some point the lease is going to expire and if theyu are going to put something else on the site like a new AMC or Empire.

Azzaelea
Azzaelea on August 19, 2009 at 7:43 pm

Picture of Sherway Cinemas—>
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igoudge
igoudge on February 25, 2010 at 5:33 pm

Luv the photo Elissa great memories ;–)

igoudge
igoudge on March 14, 2011 at 4:36 pm

Yeah the photo defintely takes me back to the heyday of the chain after the expansion. Still miss catching screenings here ;–(

telliott
telliott on March 14, 2011 at 5:10 pm

I agree…miss this place a lot. I preferred the large, open lobby here than at the Queensway cinemas that replaced this. Also the convenience to Sherway Gardens across the street was great. This would have made a terrific discount house and who knows, it might still be there. Too bad Rainbow didn’t get a crack at this since all their other local cinemas are former Cineplex Odeons.

telliott
telliott on March 21, 2011 at 7:23 pm

I remember I was so shocked when Sherway Gardens mall across the street from here opened in 1971 and didn’t have a theatre in it. By that time there were several malls in the Toronto area that had at least one screen, or twins but Sherway never did. That’s why it was so exciting when this was opened in 1987 with 9 screens! Which was a lot in those days.

igoudge
igoudge on September 30, 2011 at 5:22 pm

Big time! I still remembered the expansion back in 1997 bringing the total up to 15 screens or so and them being pretty high end at the time and being equipped with the highest THX surround at the time. Only reason it was closed was strictly the lack of `Stadium Seating, and that was it. Could have defintely found a way to continue making it feasable for sure.

rivest266
rivest266 on January 7, 2012 at 8:33 pm

This opened on December 11th, 1987 along with the Oakview Mews and the reopening of the Pantages. I uploaded the grand opening ad.

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