Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre
189 Yonge Street,
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The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Center is a fully-restored double decker theatre, which is a combination of two previously separated theatres: the Elgin Theatre and the Winter Garden Theatre.
The Elgin Theatre opened on December 15, 1913 as a Loew’s theater and was used for vaudeville. The theatre was remodeled in the late-1920’s for sound movies.
The Winter Garden Theater opened on February 16, 1914 with 1,422 seats. It was equipped with a Warren 3 manual 12 ranks theatre pipe organ which was opened by organist Horace Lapp. It was closed in 1928, when it became part of the Elgin Theatre.
The theatres were restored and reopened on Dec 15, 1989, 76 years to the day of their original opening on Dec. 15, 1913. One thearer has 1,563 seats, while the other has 981.
Guided tours are held Thursday
at 5 pm, and Saturday at 11 am. Special tours can be arranged and booked through the theatre at 416-314-2871 or 416-597-0956
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