764 Yonge Street,
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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 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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