Toronto Theatres and the Golden Age of the Silver Screen

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Toronto’s Theatres and the Golden Age of the Silver Screen

The story of the old movie houses of the city, from the early days of the nickelodeons to the grand movie palaces that followed them. The publication explores 50 of Toronto’s old theatres with more than 80 archival photographs, both archival and modern, depicting the facades, marquees and interiors of these theatres. Relive the days of these wonderful theatres, through anecdotes from those who attended them.

Theatres in this book include the Odeon Carlton. Imperial, Loew’s Uptown and Loew’s Downtown, University, Odeon Humber, Odeon Fairlawn, Odeon Hyland, Odeon Danforth, Tivoli, Nortown, Biltmore, Eglinton, Kent, Colony, Grant, Paramount, St. Clair, Lux, Victory, Astor, Oakwood, Broadway, Town Cinema, Oriole, International Cinema, Bay, Ace, Photodrome, Bedford, Hudson, Park, Belsize, Royal George, Oakwood, Vaughan, Scarboro, Donlands, Scotiabank, Paradise, State, Beach, Madison, Shea’s Hippodrome, Downtown, Willow,Metro, Kingsway, Royal, Runnymede, State, Hollywood and many others.

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