Biltmore Theatre

319 Yonge Street,
Toronto, ON M5B 1R4

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Biltmore Theatre

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The Biltmore Theatre, north of Dundas Street, was opened April 15, 1948 and had 929 seats. It showed double and triple features (1948-1977).

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kencmcintyre on September 30, 2006 at 1:15 am

Here is a 1950 photo. Do you think a film with “Pagan primitive jungle action” would get by the PC police today?

Electro on August 7, 2007 at 2:50 pm

Here’s a photo from 1977 (under the marquee) with another one of the same location in 2007:

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on August 7, 2007 at 3:41 pm

“The Hurricane” is from 1937 and “Sundown” is from 1941, so maybe the date of the picture isn’t 1950?

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 7, 2007 at 4:51 pm

If you look at the second 1950 photo, the movies on the marquee are “The Prisoner of Shark Island” (1936) and “Berlin Correspondent” (1942). Judging by the cars, this photo could be from 1949-50. I wonder if this theater had problems booking movies at that time.

Grainger on July 13, 2008 at 2:54 am

Here it is in a postcard probably from the early 1970s

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 26, 2009 at 12:37 am

This is another night photo from 1982.

SilentToronto on May 26, 2009 at 7:57 pm

The latest article at 32 Elvis Movies takes a look back at some of the cinemas that lined the south end of Yonge St. in the 1970s.

CSWalczak on January 6, 2010 at 10:38 am

Here’s an updated link to the photo posted by ken mc on September 29, 2004: View link

rivest266 on March 5, 2014 at 12:35 am

April 15th, 1948 grand opening ad in photo section.

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