44 King Street East,
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Located at King Street and Victoria Street, this beautiful theatre opened on October 16th, 1921 and originally seated 1,100 people. By the time Famous Players took it over the seating was reduced to 878.
It was once known as the “handsomest structure of its kind between Toronto and Montreal”.
Sadly, it stopped showing movies by October 1989 and was unused for several years until in 2000, the owner of the site petitioned the city to destroy the building. Instead, they declared a historical structure and created the Regent Theatre Renewal Project. There are plans to restore the Regent and use it as a performing arts centre.
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