Parkway Drive-In

Steeles Avenue E. and Woodbine Avenue,
Toronto, ON L3R 9Z7

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Located in the Markham district to the north of Toronto. The Parkway Drive-In was one of the last drive-ins to be constructed in the Toronto area when it opened September 1, 1966. It featured oversized parking spots, which gave patrons lots of room for their cars and themselves to enjoy the movies. It also featured a huge snack bar decorated with brown floors, and yellow and pumpkin orange snack bar counters.

Canadian Odeon felt that yellow and pumpkin orange subliminally triggered people to want to buy snacks during intermission. The Parkway Drive-In was the only drive-in in the Toronto area that didn’t have AM radio sound in the 1980’s.

Contributed by Doug Gordon

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 23, 2011 at 10:28 pm

Thanks Doug,At least they were splicing Burgers in the features.Lol.

rivest266
rivest266 on February 19, 2014 at 6:51 pm

This was at Alden and Benley in Scarboro. Aerial at http://jpeg2000.eloquent-systems.com/toronto.html?image=ser12/s0012_fl1971_it0282.jp2

rivest266
rivest266 on February 19, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Aerial photo uploaded in photo section.

rivest266
rivest266 on March 1, 2014 at 7:28 pm

Also north of Steeles and east of Warden in Markham, not Toronto.

DavidDymond
DavidDymond on March 1, 2014 at 10:18 pm

This theatre was built by Odeon Theatres of Canada in partnership with Barry Allen of Premier Operating. The operating company was ALDEN THEATRES LTD the Al for Allen and the den for ODEON. The Odeon Don Mills (indoor) and the Odeo Elane (indoor) were also built and operated by this partnership.

rivest266
rivest266 on March 4, 2014 at 8:05 pm

September 1st, 1966 grand opening ad in photo section.

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