764 Yonge Street,
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Previously operated by: Loew's Inc.
Architects: Thomas White Lamb
Previous Names: Loew's Uptown Theatre, Uptown Backstage 1 & 2
News About This Theater
- Oct 6, 2010 — Happy 50th, "Spartacus"
- Mar 3, 2004 — Cineplex Founder Nat Taylor Passes Away
- Jan 29, 2004 — Contributors Needed for Uptown Theatre Documentary
- Dec 11, 2003 — Festival Centre: New Home for the Toronto International Film Festival
- Dec 9, 2003 — More Details on the Uptown Theatre Collapse
- Dec 9, 2003 — Images of the Uptown's Demolition (Pre-Collapse)
- Dec 8, 2003 — BREAKING NEWS: Uptown Theatre Collapses, Killing At Least 1 Person
- Oct 15, 2003 — Last Days Of The Uptown
- Oct 14, 2003 — Toronto's Uptown Theater Closes Forever
With an original seating capacity of 3,000, the Uptown Theatre was one of Toronto’s largest theatre’s. It opened September 18, 1920. It was equipped with a Warren3 Manual 14 ranks theatre pipe organ which was opened by organist Horace Lapp.
It was damaged by a fire in the 1960’s, which gutted the main auditorium. Following the fire, the theatre was rebuilt. The Uptown Theatre reopened and continued to show movies when it was closed in September, 2003.
The theatre was demolished in December, 2003. During the demolition a crane hit a support beam in the auditorium and killed a civilian in a building next door and injured 14 other people.
Famous Players has announced that it will replace the Uptown Theatre with a ten-screen movie center across the street, which will be part of a condo-plus-retail complex at 1 Bloor St. E. planned by the development company Nastapoka.
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