Birchcliff Theatre

Kingston Road and Warden Avenue,
Toronto, ON M1N

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Previously operated by: 20th Century Theaters

Architects: Harold Solomon Kaplan, Abraham Sprachman

Firms: Kaplan & Sprachman

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Birchcliff Theatre

This theatre opened on November 3, 1949 with Bob Hope in “Sorrowful Jones” & Richard Denning in “Disaster”. It was operated by 20th Century Theatres and closed in 1974.

Contributed by Christopher Walczak

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JeremyHopkin on July 11, 2008 at 4:53 pm

The Birchcliff Theatre opened in 1949, located at 1535 Kingston Rd. Scarborough, Ontario.

The theatre was built on the old foundation of the barns that once housed a type of streetcar known as a “radial car”, which ran along Kingston Road to West Hill.

The Birchcliff Theatre’s business declined following the advent of multi-theatre cinemas and it was demolished in 1977.

A Toronto Emergency Medical Service (EMS) ambulance dispatch building was then built on the site of the theatre – it remains as of this posting (July 2008).

DavidDymond on February 3, 2013 at 11:01 am

This theatre was built and operated by Twentieth Century Theatres N. A. Taylor who was a Famous Players partner!

rivest266 on November 18, 2020 at 12:42 pm

Opened by 20th Century on November 3rd, 1949. Grand opening ad posted.

ScreenClassic on August 29, 2023 at 1:34 am

The original post at the top is correct. The former site of the Birchcliff Theatre, at 1535 Kingston Road (per Google Maps - postal code M1N 1R5), is now the location of Station 42 of the Toronto Paramedic Services, built there after the Birchcliff was demolished in 1977, so this theatre’s status needs to be changed to Demolished.

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