Paradise Theatre

1006 Bloor Street W,
Toronto, ON M6H 1M2

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Paradise Theatre

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Opened in 1944, the Paradise Theatre is a rather unremarkable theatre which was used as an adult movie house in the 1980’s. The theatre had small balcony, which was still intact when the Paradise Theatre closed in July 2006.

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CSWalczak on April 13, 2009 at 1:34 pm

Another photo, probably before the graffiti:
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igoudge on July 8, 2009 at 12:39 pm

I would love to see someone actually save and restore this theatre, it is the last one of the fest chain waiting to be rented/purchased and or restored to its former glory.

Azzaelea on August 20, 2009 at 3:01 pm

The Friends of the Paradise Official site—>

TLSLOEWS on February 25, 2010 at 12:00 pm

Just another day in Paradise.

socal09 on June 8, 2011 at 11:21 pm

This theatre was used for two scenes in the 2004 feature film ‘Home at the End of the World’ with Colin Farell. The theatre has a balcony and the decor is quite plain inside. It has a small lobby area with a concession counter. I only saw one movie here and the sound wasn’t good. Hopefully someone will reopen it someday. It’s a nice neighborhood theatre worth preserving.

socal09 on June 12, 2011 at 1:45 am

New photos added, taken April 2003.

english4bw on January 24, 2012 at 11:37 am

Quick question – is the stage under the curtain in this theatre still operational? ie; would it work for musical performances/church services?

gordonmcleod on May 22, 2013 at 8:32 am

The stage infront of the curtain is a small plywood structure the original stage and procenium is located about 10feet behind the screen with a very narrow procenium arch giving a very small 137:1 picture Festival moved the screen forward to allow it to be wider The theatre never had any accoustic treatment and when we were installing the sound for festival we measured reverb time that was gigantic we used to joke the sound from the first show was bouncing around the room well after the movie was over

DavidDymond on May 22, 2013 at 3:26 pm

This theatre was built and owned for many years by the Giacomini family.

Buffer on June 9, 2018 at 11:42 am

Apparently the cinema was bought by vintner Moray Tawse and is slowly being made ready fir re-opening, maybe at the end of this year Source: Facebook.

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