Odeon Fairlawn

3320 Yonge Street,
Toronto, ON M4N

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rivest266
rivest266 on March 4, 2014 at 5:01 pm

April 16th, 1948 grand opening ad in photo section.

shureman
shureman on February 27, 2010 at 4:13 am

I worked for Odeon during this period and was transferred as assistant manager to the Fairlawn in 1969, during the reserved-seat presentation of FUNNY GIRL. We played all 3 Sensurround features there: EARTHQUAKE (1974); MIDWAY (1976)—the final film to play in the 1,064 seat single auditorium — and ROLLERCOASTER in both theatres in 1977. The Fairlawn re-opened as a twin with THE SLIPPER AND THE ROSE downstairs and THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN upstairs. As noted above, the lobby had a nice relaxed atmosphere with the little art-gallery — a far-cry from today’s “ make-a-$-in-every-inch ” noisy carnival environs…

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on January 8, 2010 at 10:04 pm

Here’s an updated link to the picture I posted above:
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laserboyTO
laserboyTO on January 8, 2010 at 9:01 pm

Many Odeon Cinemas throughout Toronto, the suburbs and southern Ontario had Sensurround installed, it was not exclusive to the Fairlawn however there were non-Sensurround cinemas too.

I think the cinema was twinned about 1976. I remember seeing Earthquake there and I know it was a single then but when I saw Midway I’m sure it had been cut up. They played Midway in both cinemas and started both Sensurround prints at exactly the same time so that the sound bleeding from one cinema to another wouldn’t be noticed as they were practically in sync with each other, give or take a second or two.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on June 3, 2008 at 10:20 am

A picture of the Fairlawn can be found here:

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