Cinema St. Clair

1154 St. Clair Avenue,
Toronto, ON M6E

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Cinema St. Clair

Located on St. Clair Avenue and Dufferin Street. The St. Clair Theatre was opened in 1921 by the Allen Theatres chain. I have an advertisement for “The Devil’s Rain” for this theatre from the Toronto Star August 21, 1975. By 1984 it had been twinned and renamed Cinema St. Clair.

Contributed by ROBERT MORROW

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robboehm on June 16, 2015 at 7:40 am

Historic Toronto has a detailed history on this theatre which was located at 1154-1156 St. Clair. I’ve uploaded a photo from that site.

telliott on June 16, 2015 at 8:58 am

By the time the St Clair theatre closed, it was a twin. The balcony was one cinema and the orchestra level was another. The one screen showed Italian movies and the other English. I saw a James Bond double bill there before it closed, “Live and Let Die” and “The Man with the Golden Gun” in the late 70’s.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 16, 2015 at 11:36 am

The Historic Toronto post robboehm referred to says that the St. Clair Theatre opened in 1921 and had been designed for the Allen circuit by the architectural firm of Hynes, Feldman & Watson. Design work began in 1919. James Patrick Hynes and Albert Edward Watson were the firm’s principals when this theater was completed. Isadore Feldman died suddenly of pneumonia in January, 1919, at the age of 32, though his name was retained as part of the firm’s name for some time thereafter.

DavidZornig on June 19, 2019 at 7:47 pm

1984 photo added courtesy of Toronto Public Library & the Toronto Star Archives, via Vintage Toronto.

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