Century Theatre

194 Dundas Street,
London, ON N6A 1G7

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Century Theatre

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The Century Theatre in London opened as Loew’s London Theatre in 1924, operating under a class A license which allowed for both theatrical performances and motion pictures. It was extensively renovated in 1939, and again in the late-1940’s.

The theatre was taken over by United Century Theatres in 1964, renamed the Century Theatre, and converted into a dual auditorium. The auditorium was demolished in the early-1990’s, but former patrons still remember the long walk up the entrance hall to enter the theatre proper.

This hallway has been preserved, and now functions as a nightclub and restaurant.

Contributed by Chad Irish

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CSWalczak
CSWalczak on June 16, 2008 at 9:17 am

A slightly more direct link to the pictures Warren referred to:
View link

and two more from the Ontario Archives:

http://ao.minisisinc.com/Webimages/I0011987.jpg
http://ao.minisisinc.com/Webimages/I0011984.jpg

vic1964
vic1964 on July 31, 2009 at 10:08 am

The first picture above is not the Loews as it had no balcony,the second picture is not the Loews either but the rest are.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on June 13, 2010 at 11:52 am

Thanks vic1964.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 12, 2010 at 1:48 pm

1982 photo. almost misses the theatre,needed to be centered.When i take a picture I try and get the subject.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on July 12, 2010 at 2:22 pm

Thanks for the post Mike I had forgotten about this one, old age is setting in I guess. Love the photo of the Loews London, in Canada of all places. By the way do you ever save any photos on your computer?

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on July 12, 2010 at 2:26 pm

By the way I was refering to the photos from the June 26, 2009 post the fifth one down.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 12, 2010 at 2:49 pm

Just read Robin’s post at NationalHills.

DavidDymond
DavidDymond on November 6, 2012 at 8:49 am

Century Theatre London was originally built and operated by Loew’s Theatres — it was quite ornate. Nat Taylor’s Twinex Century Theatres (a Famous Player partner) took it over in 1964 and made it into two fairly nice theatres. The smaller theatre (The Little Century) was a bit too shotgun in its approach for me. Mike Rogers and TS Loews I just want you guys to know that I hung around and knew this one very well!!

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