Royal Theater

3595 Lake Shore Boulevard West,
Etobicoke, ON M8W 1R2

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Located on Lake Shore Boulevard West, between Long Branch Avenue and 35th Street. The Royal Theater dates from the 1910’s, when it was listed with 619 seats. It was part of the Allied chain of movie theaters. Others theaters in the chain were the Allenby, Center, Fox and Mt. Pleasant. The Fox Theater and Mt. Pleasant Theater are still operating but are part of another chain. I don’t know what happened to the Allied chain.

The Royal Theater had a small lobby and concession stand. Monday thru Wednesday they played 2 features. Thursday thru Saturday they played 3 features. Adult admission price was 60 cents.

The Royal Theater was closed in June 1960, and today operates as Cheers Bar & Grill

Contributed by Mike Sullivan

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telliott
telliott on November 11, 2009 at 2:50 pm

That’s interesting. I was always told that the current “Moose Lodge” was the former Royal theatre, which definately looks like a theatre at the side and the back of the building which sits on the corner.

telliott
telliott on November 11, 2009 at 2:51 pm

Also, there hasn’t been a Long Branch Ontario since 1967….was merged in to Etobicoke which is now part of Toronto

qwo06
qwo06 on November 12, 2009 at 11:34 am

I think the Allied theatre chain were made up of independent owners that were against bigger guys like Odeon and Famous Players. I don’t know what happen to them either.

MikeSullivan
MikeSullivan on November 14, 2009 at 8:08 pm

The Moose Lodge is at 3751 Lake Shore Boulevard West, just west of the Eastwood Park Hotel. The Royal Theater was at 3595 Lake Shore Boulevard West. The theater was closed for a number of years (five or six I think) and reopened as Anthony’s Dining Hall.

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