Metro Theatre

667 Bloor Street West,
Toronto, ON M6G 1L2

Unfavorite 3 people favorited this theater

Showing 25 comments

JCharles
JCharles on August 2, 2014 at 9:18 am

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/

JCharles
JCharles on December 29, 2013 at 2:13 pm

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

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

youroldfriend6
youroldfriend6 on September 30, 2013 at 1:37 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 January 15, 2013 at 4:57 am

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.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on August 17, 2012 at 1:38 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 August 17, 2012 at 7:02 am

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

JCharles
JCharles on August 9, 2012 at 1:11 pm

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

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on August 4, 2012 at 8:51 pm

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 4, 2012 at 11:08 am

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

http://tinyurl.com/bshcwxd

William Mewes
William Mewes on July 20, 2011 at 3:03 pm

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

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on April 8, 2010 at 6:41 pm

Here is a photo from September 2009:
http://tinyurl.com/yeszewc

Azzaelea
Azzaelea on January 14, 2010 at 9:51 pm

July ‘09 BlogTO article on the Metro Theatre—>
View link

JohnnyCool
JohnnyCool on January 10, 2010 at 12:57 pm

This cinema, while now a tawdry throwback to the diminshed lot of great movie houses that was common in the ‘70s and '80s, has an illustrious history and interesting lobby decor.

I hoped someone like the Rainbow group would purchase it because the well heeled neigbourhod (which I live in) could use a first run house…but alas, they are not about spending money on renovations, but are about taking over existing multi screen houses (such as the one they had in Fairview Mall and the one they operate successfully on Front) and being very competitive price wise.

Aaron77
Aaron77 on July 19, 2008 at 6:25 pm

This place gives a new word for STICKY FLOORS! LOL!

WILD
WILD on July 1, 2007 at 5:54 pm

View link

TO SEE A MONTAGE USE THE LINK ABOVE

WILD
WILD on July 1, 2007 at 4:57 pm

THEATRE IS OPEN I FOUND RECENT PICTURES 2007 JULY
View link

http://www.myspace.com/metrotheatretoronto

View link

WILD
WILD on June 29, 2007 at 10:08 am

I VISITED THE THEATRE YESTERDAY JUNE 27 ,2007 THE PEOPLE WERE FRIENDLY AND IT WAS A NICE EXPERIANCE
THEY HAVE TWO SCREENS AND SIX MOVIES SHOWING DAILY FROM 12 NOON
THE PICTURE QUALITY WAS GOOD AND THE SCREENS WERE LARGE *IT WAS WORTH IT

64lesabre
64lesabre on May 18, 2006 at 10:04 am

Oh yeah, the guy who owns this place was hanging onto the glory days by havign a sign saying it was 35mm — the place had been broken up into several smaller video theatres but I guess the projection room is intact so the guy claimed he was still showing 35mm! He kept one old film poster up in the display case as if to confirm it…

64lesabre
64lesabre on May 18, 2006 at 10:01 am

It was a telling sign when they rented out part of the lobby to someone selling remaindered glitz-clothing!! Great pic.

scottfavareille
scottfavareille on October 12, 2005 at 11:10 am

Apparently, this theater is on the market now & may not be open much longer. I read this on the DVDManiacs forum.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on October 8, 2005 at 8:17 am

OOops sorry, here is the correct link to above:
View link

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on October 8, 2005 at 8:01 am

A recent (October 2005) photograph of the exterior of the Metro Cinema, Toronto here:
View link

ChadIrish
ChadIrish on August 19, 2002 at 8:51 pm

The Metro Theater should be fixed up on the inside and the outside or it should just be blown up and put to rest. Just look at the photo on the right Its falling apart. It dose not look very safe to see a show at all. ~R.I.P.~ This is not a Cinema Treasure at all.