Fox Theatre

210 Main Street,
Glencoe, ON N0L 1M0

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Opened April 20, 1939.

“Bruce McLeod, who is building this beautiful Theatre, stated when interviewed by The Transcript that Glencoe’s new "Fox” Theatre would be Western Ontario’s smartest, most modern theatre. Everything is being done in the construction to make it the last word in Theatre design.

The floor is of the latest type, sloping from the front to the back, with enough slope so that no one’s view of the screen will be obstructed even if by a large person sitting directly in front. Besides sloping from front to back, the floor also slopes from side to side, making the seats at the sides considerably higher than the seats at the centre of the Theatre, giving a bowl effect.

The theatre is to be equipped with the latest and most modern equipment. The furnishings will be modern, with stream-lined lighting fixtures. The seats are to be of the latest type, being made to order by the Globe Furniture Company of Waterloo, Ont. The seats on these beautiful chairs will be of Marshall spring construction, covered with red leather and mohair. The carpet is a very smart modern design, in colors of read, green, black, and orange.

The sound and projection equipment to be installed is the most modern, and will use the latest type of screen. Air conditioning equipment being installed will add greatly to the comfort and enjoyment of the theatre patrons. Mr. McLeod stated that he will have the latest and selected programs."

  • from the Glencoe Transcript and Free Press, April 6, 1939.

The building now serves as an indoor market.

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Trolleyguy
Trolleyguy on October 31, 2011 at 11:03 am

I’ve updated the street view. Looks like the original blade sign has been retained.

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