Grover Theatre

2720 Danforth Avenue,
Toronto, ON M4C 1L7

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Grover Theatre

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 on December 23, 2004 at 5:25 am

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.

bes on October 8, 2009 at 11:30 am

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).


gordonmcleod on May 22, 2013 at 8:49 am

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

DavidDymond on May 22, 2013 at 3:25 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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