Toronto - anamorphic widescreen cinema venues

1953-

 

30 March 2009 REVISE

 

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NOTATIONS

 

[CS] CinemaScope

 

[SS] Superscope

 

A Allied Theatres

B B & F Theatres (merged with F 29se55)

F Famous Players Theatres

N National Theatres

O Odeon Theatres

P Premier Theatres

T 20th Century Theatres

 

 

1953------------------------------------------------------

 

Oct 22   IMPERIAL F - The Robe[CS] - stereophonic

         CinemaScope Canadian Premiere

 

1954------------------------------------------------------

 

Jan 14   LOEW’S - Knights of the Round Table[CS] # - stereophonic

          (stereo not advertised before 19mr54)

         (21ja55 - Vera Cruz - Superscope Canadian Premiere)

 

Mar 12   EGLINTON F - The Robe - stereophonic

         UNIVERSITY F - The Robe - stereophonic

 

Apr 09   ODEON TORONTO O - King of the Khyber Rifles[CS]

         - stereophonic

        ‘Presented on Canada’s Largest Motion Picture Screen’

         ODEON CARLTON from 20ar56

 

Jul 16   BEACH F - The Robe - stereophonic

         BLOOR F - The Robe - stereophonic (closed 17fe57)

         COLLEGE F - The Robe - stereophonic

         OAKWOOD F - The Robe - stereophonic (T from 24de56)

         PALACE F - The Robe - stereophonic

         PARKDALE F - The Robe - stereophonic

         RUNNYMEDE F - The Robe - stereophonic

 

Jul 30   DANFORTH O - Prince Valiant[CS]

         FAIRLAWN O - Prince Valiant

         HUMBER O - Prince Valiant

 

Aug 04   CAPITOL (New Toronto) P - The Robe

 

Aug 13   WESTWOOD T - The Robe (F from 19jl57)

 

Aug 26   BEAVER B - The Robe

         BELLEVUE B - The Robe

         PARLIAMENT B - The Robe

         PRINCE OF WALES B - The Robe

         VAUGHAN B - The Robe

 

Aug 30   PARK T - The Robe

 

Sep 01   LOEW’S UPTOWN - The Black Shield of Falworth[CS]

         - stereophonic

 

Sep 02   BIRCHCLIFF T - The Robe (F from 22au58)

 

Sep 06   VILLAGE F - Rose Marie[CS] - stereophonic

         (closed 01oc55)

 

Sep 16   EASTWOOD B - How To Marry A Millionaire[CS]

 

Sep 16   WILLOW P - The Robe

 

Sep 17   NORTOWN F - The High and the Mighty[CS]

 

Sep 23   LANSDOWNE B - How To Marry A Millionaire

 

Sep 29   HOLLYWOOD P - Garden of Evil[CS] (F from 28de56)

 

Sep 30   DONLANDS B - The Robe

         GROVER B - The Robe

 

Oct 04   LAPLAZA B - Night People[CS]

 

Oct 07   MT DENNIS P - The Robe

 

Oct 21   OXFORD B - The Robe

 

Nov 15   COLONY O - Knights of the Round Table

 

Dec 02   YORK B - Prince Valiant

 

Dec 03   SHEA’S F - Ring of Fear[CS] - stereophonic

         (closed 27de56)

 

Dec 27   ROGERS RD P - How To Marry A Millionaire

 

1955------------------------------------------------------

 

Jan 21   TIVOLI F - Garden of Evil[CS]

         (28my55 - closed; conversion for Todd-AO)

 

Jan 28   CAPITOL F - The High and the Mighty[CS] - stereophonic

 

Feb 08   DOWNTOWN T - Sitting Bull[CS]

         GLENDALE T - Sitting Bull

         SCARBORO T - Sitting Bull

         STATE T - Sitting Bull

 

Feb 21   VICTORY T - Knights of the Round Table

 

Mar 07   BAYVIEW T - Sign of the Pagan[CS] (F from 22au58)

         MIDTOWN T - Sign of the Pagan

         ODEON T - Sign of the Pagan

 

Mar 10   MT PLEASANT A - Lucky Me[CS]

 

Mar 21   CIRCLE T - Sign of the Pagan

         KUM-C T - Lucky Me

         SAVOY - Beneath the 12-Mile Reef[CS]

 

Mar 23   CAMEO A - Three Coins in the Fountain[CS]

 

Apr 07   ALLENBY A - How To Marry A Millionaire

         BONITA A - How To Marry A Millionaire

         ROYAL (Long Branch) A - How To Marry A Millionaire

 

Apr 11   CENTURY B - Sign of the Pagan (T from 24de56)

 

Apr 18   KINGSWAY T - Vera Cruz[SS]

         (02my55 - Sitting Bull)

 

Apr 21   ROYCE A - The Robe + Vesuvius Express

 

May 02   GRANADA A - Lucky Me

 

May 05   REVUE T - Lucky Me

 

May 09   BILTMORE (Weston) N - Knights of the Round Table

 

May 10   ST CLAIR F - Vera Cruz

         (15au55 - Violent Saturday + White Feather[CS])

 

May 12   PARADISE O - Lucky Me

         METRO T - Brigadoon[CS]

         PIX T - Lucky Me

         VOGUE T - Garden of Evil

 

May 16   400 DRIVE-IN T - Knights of the Round Table

        ‘First Time in a Toronto Drive-In on Our Gigantic Curved Screen’

        ‘Canada’s Largest Curved Screen’

 

May 18   NORTH-EAST DRIVE-IN T - Knights of the Round Table

 

May 19   CROWN T - River of No Return[CS]

         REX (Mimico) N - Broken Lance[CS]

 

May 26   ADELPHI A - Lucky Me

 

May 30   GOLDEN MILE - How To Marry A Millionaire

         KENT A - Three Coins in the Fountain

 

Jun 06   BILTMORE (New Toronto) N - Brigadoon[CS]

 

Jun 20   GAY A - River of No Return

         KENWOOD A - Three Coins in the Fountain

 

Jun 23   ASTOR A - Three Coins in the Fountain

         JOY A - Lucky Me

 

Jun 27   BROCK A - Beneath the 12-Mile Reef

 

Aug 15   ALHAMBRA F - Violent Saturday + White Feather

 

Sep 13   MAYFAIR A - Lucky Me

 

Sep 14   ESQUIRE A - Lucky Me

 

Sep 26   FOX A - Vera Cruz

         (03oc55 - Seven Brides for Seven Brothers)

 

Oct 24   BILTMORE - The Bar Sinister[CS]

 

Oct 31   RADIO CITY B - Vera Cruz

         (19de55 - The Silver Chalice + The Violent Men)

 

Nov 17   PARAMOUNT A - Vera Cruz

         (09ja56 - The High and the Mighty)

 

Nov 25   GEM A - 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

         venue opening engagement

 

Dec 19   RIO A - Drum Beat

 

1956------------------------------------------------------

 

Feb 13   WEST END A - Beneath the 12-Mile Reef

 

Mar 19   CENTRE A - The High and the Mighty

 

Mar 29   CASINO - Count 3 and Pray[CS]

 

May 21   NORTH WEST DRIVE-IN T - Vera Cruz

         (18je56 - The High and the Mighty)

         (‘World’s Largest Screen’ - 04ar57)

 

Jun 14   TOWNE T - Gaby[CS]

 

Jul 02   DUFFERIN DRIVE-IN - The High and the Mighty

 

Jul 13   SCARBORO DRIVE-IN T - To Hell and Back + Wichita[CS]

 

1957------------------------------------------------------

 

Jun 27   INTERNATIONAL CINEMA T - The March Hare[CS]

 

Sep 12   CHRISTIE O - An Affair to Remember

 

Sep 12   HYLAND O - An Affair to Remember

 

 

 

 

Alphabetical Listing

 

 

ADELPHI A - 26my55 - Lucky Me

 

ALHAMBRA F - 15au55 - Violent Saturday + White Feather

 

ALLENBY A - 07ar55 - How To Marry A Millionaire

 

ASTOR A - 23je55 - Three Coins in the Fountain

 

BAYVIEW T - 07mr55 - Sign of the Pagan

       (F from 22au58)

 

BEACH F - 16jl54 - The Robe (stereophonic)

 

BEAVER B - 26au54 - The Robe

 

BELLEVUE B - 26au54 - The Robe

 

BILTMORE - 24oc55 - The Bar Sinister

 

BILTMORE (New Toronto) N - 06je55 - Brigadoon

 

BILTMORE (Weston) N - 09my55 - Knights of the Round Table

 

BIRCHCLIFF T - 02se54 - The Robe

          (F from 01jl58)

 

BLOOR F - 16jl54 - The Robe (stereophonic)

         (closed 17fe57)

 

BONITA A - 07ar55 - How To Marry A Millionaire

 

BROCK A - 27je55 - Beneath the 12-Mile Reef

 

CAMEO A - 23mr55 - Three Coins in the Fountain

 

CAPITOL F - 28ja55 - The High and the Mighty (stereophonic)

 

CAPITOL (New Toronto) P - 04au54 - The Robe

 

CASINO - 29mr56 - Count 3 and Pray

 

CENTRE A - 19mr56 - The High and the Mighty

 

CENTURY B - 11ar55 - Sign of the Pagan

       (T from 24de56)

 

CHRISTIE O - 12se57 - An Affair to Remember

 

CIRCLE T - 21mr55 - Sign of the Pagan

 

COLLEGE F - 16jl54 - The Robe (stereophonic)

 

COLONY O - 15nv54 - Knights of the Round Table

 

CROWN T - 19my55 - River of No Return

 

DANFORTH O - 30jl54 - Prince Valiant

 

DONLANDS B - 30se54 - The Robe

 

DOWNTOWN T - 08fe55 - Sitting Bull

 

DUFFERIN DRIVE-IN - 02jl56 - The High and the Mighty

 

EASTWOOD B - 16se54 - How To Marry A Millionaire

 

EGLINTON F - 12mr54 - The Robe (stereophonic)

 

ESQUIRE A - 14se55 - Lucky Me

 

FAIRLAWN O - 30jl54 - Prince Valiant

 

400 DRIVE-IN T - 16my55 - Knights of the Round Table

 

FOX A - 26se55 - Vera Cruz

 

GAY A - 20je55 - River of No Return

 

GEM A - 25nv55 - 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

 

GLENDALE T - 08fe55 - Sitting Bull

 

GOLDEN MILE - 30my55 - How To Marry A Millionaire

 

GRANADA A - 02my55 - Lucky Me

 

GROVER B - 30se54 - The Robe

 

HOLLYWOOD P - 29se54 - Garden of Evil

         (F from 28de56)

 

HUMBER O - 30jl54 - Prince Valiant

 

HYLAND O - 12se57 - An Affair to Remember

 

IMPERIAL F - 22oc53 - The Robe (stereophonic)

 

INTERNATIONAL CINEMA T - 27je57 - The March Hare[CS]

 

JOY A - 23je55 - Lucky Me

 

KENT A - 30my55 - Three Coins in the Fountain

 

KENWOOD A - 20je55 - Three Coins in the Fountain

 

KINGSWAY T - 18ar55 - Vera Cruz

 

KUM-C T - 21mr55 - Lucky Me

 

LANSDOWNE B - 23se54 - How To Marry A Millionaire

 

LAPLAZA B - 04oc54 - Night People

 

LOEW’S - 14ja54 - Knights of the Round Table (stereophonic)

 

LOEW’S UPTOWN - 01se54 - The Black Shield of Falworth (stereophonic)

 

MAYFAIR A - 13se55 - Lucky Me

 

METRO T - 12my55 -  Brigadoon

 

MIDTOWN T - 07mr55 - Sign of the Pagan

 

MT DENNIS P - 07oc54 - The Robe

 

MT PLEASANT A - 10mr55 - Lucky Me

 

NORTH EAST DRIVE-IN T - 18my55 - Knights of the Round Table

 

NORTH WEST DRIVE-IN T - 21my56 - Vera Cruz

 

NORTOWN F - 17se54 - The High and the Mighty

 

OAKWOOD F - 16jl54 - The Robe (stereophonic)

       (T from 24de56)

 

ODEON T - 07mr55 - Sign of the Pagan

 

ODEON TORONTO O  (ODEON CARLTON from 20ar56)

   - 09ar54 - King of the Khyber Rifles (stereophonic)

 

OXFORD B - 21oc54 - The Robe

 

PALACE F - 16jl54 - The Robe (stereophonic)

 

PARADISE O - 12my55 -  Lucky Me

 

PARAMOUNT A - 17nv55 - Vera Cruz

 

PARK T - 30au54 - The Robe

 

PARKDALE F - 16jl54 - The Robe (stereophonic)

 

PARLIAMENT B - 26au54 - The Robe

 

PIX T - 12my55 -  Lucky Me

 

PRINCE OF WALES B - 26au54 - The Robe

               (T from 06oc58)

 

RADIO CITY B - 31oc55 - Vera Cruz

 

REX (Mimico) N - 19my55 - Broken Lance

 

REVUE T - 05my55 - Lucky Me

 

RIO A - 19de55 - Drum Beat

 

ROGERS RD P - 27de54 - How To Marry A Millionaire

 

ROYAL (Long Branch) A - 07ar55 - How To Marry A Millionaire

 

ROYCE A - 21ar55 - The Robe

 

RUNNYMEDE F - 16jl54 - The Robe (stereophonic)

 

SAVOY - 21mr55 - Beneath the 12-Mile Reef

 

SCARBORO T - 08fe55 - Sitting Bull

 

SCARBORO DRIVE-IN T - 13jl56 - To Hell and Back + Wichita

 

SHEA’S F - 03de54 - Ring of Fear (stereophonic)

          (closed 27de56)

 

ST CLAIR F - 10my55 - Vera Cruz

 

STATE T - 08fe55 - Sitting Bull

 

TIVOLI F - 21ja55 - Garden of Evil

 

TOWNE T - 14je56 - Gaby

 

UNIVERSITY F - 12mr54 - The Robe (stereophonic)

 

VAUGHAN B - 26au54 - The Robe

 

VICTORY T - 21fe55 - Knights of the Round Table

 

VILLAGE F - 06se54 - Rose Marie (stereophonic)

           (closed 01oc55)

 

VOGUE T - 12my55 -  Garden of Evil

 

WEST END A - 13fe56 - Beneath the 12-Mile Reef

 

WESTWOOD T - 13au54 - The Robe

        (F from 19jl57)

 

WILLOW P - 16se54 - The Robe

 

YORK B - 02de54 - Prince Valiant