Grover Theatre

2720 Danforth Avenue,
Toronto, ON M4C 1L7

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The Grover Theatre is listed as open in editions of Film Daily Yearbook since at least 1941.

After closing as a movie theatre, it housed a nightclub called Funhaus, which became Spectrum.

In 2008, the building has been converted into a hostel for the homeless, named Heyworth House.

Contributed by Chad Irish

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socal09
socal09 on December 23, 2004 at 1:25 pm

The information is incorrect for this theatre. This former movie house (now a men’s shelter) was located at 2714 Danforth Avenue. No longer identifiable as a movie theatre.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 21, 2008 at 2:01 pm

This listing does need some updating. At one time this building was the Spectrum nightclub. The building is currently known as Heyworth House.

bes
bes on October 8, 2009 at 7:30 pm

Chad mentions that the Grover Theatre was opened “since at least 1941”. I have run across some information that indicates it was opened at least a bit sooner. My father was born (1916) and raised just a block south of the Danforth and when reading over his diary he made the following entry for Friday October 25, 1940 – “After supper I called up Clarence and we went to the Grover Theatre . We saw “Two Girls on Broadway” (released: April 19, 1940) and “20 Mule Team” (released: May 3, 1940).

bes

gordonmcleod
gordonmcleod on May 22, 2013 at 4:49 pm

Interesting that the theatre probably was a lot older as it had a complete stage house with a fly tower

DavidDymond
DavidDymond on May 22, 2013 at 11:25 pm

The Grover originally called the East Danforth was again one of the many many B & F neighbourhood theatres in Toronto. B & F theatres were controlled by Famous Players and usually played 2 or 3rd run double features!!

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