Metro Theatre

667 Bloor Street West,
Toronto, ON M6G 1L2

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Metro Theatre

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Built in the 1940’s, the Metro Theatre operated for many years as an adult movie theatre. It was closed in December 2013.

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William Mewes
William Mewes on July 20, 2011 at 11:03 pm

The address at the top of this page is wrong. It should be “677 Bloor Street West”

JCharles
JCharles on August 4, 2012 at 7:08 pm

Renovations and a format change are underway with the theatre re-opening on Aug. 17th, 2012:

http://tinyurl.com/bshcwxd

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on August 5, 2012 at 4:51 am

This the theater’s official website: http://www.metrotheatretoronto.com/

There is a history page indicating that it opened in 1939; the website suggests that although it still has an adult-theater emphasis, it is also marketing itself to some extent as mixed-use venue.

JCharles
JCharles on August 9, 2012 at 9:11 pm

The website for the new incarnation of the theatre is located here: http://www.projectionbooth.ca/#!PB%20Metro%20Home/cee5

JCharles
JCharles on August 17, 2012 at 3:02 pm

Another article on the revamped theatre, which is now scheduled to re-open on Aug. 24/12: http://tinyurl.com/crqscjd

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on August 17, 2012 at 9:38 pm

Apparently, according to the articles, the new business model is to continue running porn during the day and switching to independent and alternative fare in the evenings after a thorough daily cleaning of the theater with isopropyl alcohol. I think I will go elsewhere when I am next in Toronto.

JCharles
JCharles on January 15, 2013 at 12:57 pm

The attempt to add mainstream programming to the Metro was a predictable failure. While horror and schlock audiences may have been willing to attend a dumpy old porn theatre, no one else was. During the fall of 2012, the Metro advertised a series of mainstream movies, but it was not clear how many of them were even shown. I stopped by at the beginning of November for the advertised “Pythonfest” screenings of MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL and LIFE OF BRIAN only to be told that, no, the theatre was showing porn that night. When I called the Projection Booth the next day for an explanation, I was told that the house belonging to the Metro’s owner had been robbed, thus he wasn’t at the theatre that night and the other person there (some older guy named Warren) didn’t know how to run the digital projector, hence them showing porn instead. Bizarre. At any rate, as of January 2013, the Metro is still listed on the Projection Booth’s website, but nothing is scheduled, so it is presumably back to its all-adult programming.

youroldfriend6
youroldfriend6 on September 30, 2013 at 9:37 pm

30 Sept. 2013 Hi; I’ve always been interested in visiting the Metro Theatre, 667 Bloor Street West, Toronto.
My Wife & I would really appreciate someone/some ones contacting us to tell us all about the Theatre (Best times to go, about the different screenings, about the different audiences etc etc) My best contact is my email address: Thanks:

  M & J
                  
JCharles
JCharles on December 29, 2013 at 10:13 pm

Looks like the curtain has finally come down for the Metro:

http://dailyxtra.com/toronto/news/metro-theatre-closed-good

JCharles
JCharles on August 2, 2014 at 5:18 pm

Article on the Metro’s sale and the plans the new owner has for the site:

http://www.torontolife.com/informer/toronto-real-estate/2014/05/30/someone-paid-2-9-million-metro-theatre-wants-turn-gym/

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