Dixie-5 Theatre

1185 Dundas Street E.,
Mississauga, ON L4Y 2C5

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The Jerry Lewis Cinema was opened on January 26, 1972 and was the first and only Jerry Lewis Cinema to operate in Canada. The Dixie-5 Theatre Theatre opened on October 10, 1972. I have an advertisement from the Toronto Star for “The Coal Miner’s Daughter” dated Friday May 9, 1980 for this movie theatre. It was closed in 1984.

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telliott
telliott on August 11, 2015 at 8:57 pm

This was in Mississauga, not Toronto and was at Dundas and Dixie RD.

ccameron
ccameron on January 31, 2017 at 8:26 pm

I used to work at the Dixie 5 theatre (1982-1983)when I was a student. I remember watching the Big Chill over and over when it first came out…still my favourite movie of all time! In those days, the films were delivered in canisters each week and there was a projectionist who played the movies from his booth. Sadly the theatre closed, became the Dixie 5 pharmacy and then a baby store, not sure what it is now. Wish someone would post a photo of the theatre. Many happy memories from my teenage years working there!

Texas2step
Texas2step on August 18, 2017 at 4:33 pm

The address is 1185 Dundas Street East.

truenorthstrongnfree
truenorthstrongnfree on September 1, 2017 at 6:48 am

Given the size of the renovated building, I can’t see this being a five-screen cinema. Can anyone confirm the number of screens?

CorusFTW
CorusFTW on January 9, 2021 at 1:51 pm

My mother saw The Smurfs and the Magic Flute at this theatre in 1983.

rivest266
rivest266 on February 8, 2021 at 10:04 am

This opened as Canada’s first and only Jerry Lewis Cinema on January 26th, 1972, and closed later in the year. It reopened on October 10th, 1972 as the Dixie 5 cinema and closed in 1984. It was booked by Premier theatres. Grand opening ad posted.

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