East end Toronto Theatres

The following is a list of historic theatres in Toronto's east end - The Danforth, Greektown, etc...

Alphabetical links: A    B    C    G    J    L    M    O    P    T   

List of all subjects. You can also see all the historic photos for a given neighbourhood. We also have a list of all the photos arranged by date.

And you can also go up a level to see the other photos we've put under the category of theatre photos.

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1936 Historic photo from 1936 - Allenby Theatre auditorium with neon lighting - also the Roxy and then Apollo Theatre - built 1935/36  in The DanforthAllenby Theatre auditorium with neon lighting - also the Roxy and then Apollo Theatre - built 1935/36
88 years ago - The Danforth - 1936
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
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1949 Historic photo from 1949 - Birchcliff Theatre - 1535 Kingston Rd, Scarborough - opened 1949, closed 1970's in ScarboroughBirchcliff Theatre - 1535 Kingston Rd, Scarborough - opened 1949, closed 1970's
75 years ago - Scarborough - 1949
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
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1947 Historic photo from 1947 - Century Theatre - originally Allens Danforth - 147 Danforth Ave in RiverdaleCentury Theatre - originally Allens Danforth - 147 Danforth Ave
77 years ago - Riverdale - 1947
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1947 Historic photo from 1947 - Century Theatre interior - also known as the Titania - now the Music Hall in RiverdaleCentury Theatre interior - also known as the Titania - now the Music Hall
77 years ago - Riverdale - 1947
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1919 Historic photo from 1919 - Century Theatre when it was still Allens Danforth Theatre  in RiverdaleCentury Theatre when it was still Allens Danforth Theatre
105 years ago - Riverdale - 1919
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
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1925 Historic photo from 1925 - Grover Theatre with overhanging electric sign - was recently a nightclub called Funhaus, which became Spectrum and Zoo Bar in The DanforthGrover Theatre with overhanging electric sign - was recently a nightclub called Funhaus, which became Spectrum and Zoo Bar
99 years ago - The Danforth - 1925
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
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1960 Historic photo from 1960 - Joy Theatre - showing Tarzan and the Leopard Woman - 1130 Queen Street East in LeslievilleJoy Theatre - showing Tarzan and the Leopard Woman - 1130 Queen Street East
64 years ago - Leslieville - 1960
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
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1947 Historic photo from Monday, October 27, 1947 - La Plaza Theatre - view of screen from balcony - 735 Queen Street E in Riverside-South RiverdaleLa Plaza Theatre - view of screen from balcony - 735 Queen Street E
77 years ago - Riverside-South Riverdale - Monday, October 27, 1947
Max temp: 21.7°C - Min temp: 11.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1947 Historic photo from Monday, October 27, 1947 - La Plaza Theatre Auditorium and balcony - seats removed for music venue in Riverside-South RiverdaleLa Plaza Theatre Auditorium and balcony - seats removed for music venue
77 years ago - Riverside-South Riverdale - Monday, October 27, 1947
Max temp: 21.7°C - Min temp: 11.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1947 Historic photo from Monday, October 27, 1947 - La Plaza Theatre concession stand - In 1962 it became the Dundas, and in 1965, Cinema Ellas in Riverside-South RiverdaleLa Plaza Theatre concession stand - In 1962 it became the Dundas, and in 1965, Cinema Ellas
77 years ago - Riverside-South Riverdale - Monday, October 27, 1947
Max temp: 21.7°C - Min temp: 11.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1947 Historic photo from Monday, October 27, 1947 - La Plaza Theatre foyer - now The Opera House (was also informally known as the Acropolis) in Riverside-South RiverdaleLa Plaza Theatre foyer - now The Opera House (was also informally known as the Acropolis)
77 years ago - Riverside-South Riverdale - Monday, October 27, 1947
Max temp: 21.7°C - Min temp: 11.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
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1890 Historic photo from 1890 - Manning Arcade - King Street West in DowntownManning Arcade - King Street West
134 years ago - Downtown - 1890
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1922 Historic photo from Saturday, October 28, 1922 - Melba Theatre on Queen East at Ashdale Ave in LeslievilleMelba Theatre on Queen East at Ashdale Ave
102 years ago - Leslieville - Saturday, October 28, 1922
Max temp: 9.4°C - Min temp: -2.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
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1947 Historic photo from 1947 - Odeon Danforth Theatre - 635 Danforth Ave - marquee and sign - became the Rex Danforth in The DanforthOdeon Danforth Theatre - 635 Danforth Ave - marquee and sign - became the Rex Danforth
77 years ago - The Danforth - 1947
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1947 Historic photo from 1947 - Odeon Danforth Theatre - auditorium and screen in The DanforthOdeon Danforth Theatre - auditorium and screen
77 years ago - The Danforth - 1947
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
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1947 Historic photo from Monday, November 17, 1947 - Palace Theatre - auditorium, stage to back in The DanforthPalace Theatre - auditorium, stage to back
77 years ago - The Danforth - Monday, November 17, 1947
Max temp: 3.3°C - Min temp: -1.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1947 Historic photo from Monday, November 17, 1947 - Palace Theatre - marquee and sign - northeast corner of Danforth Avenue and Pape Avenue in The DanforthPalace Theatre - marquee and sign - northeast corner of Danforth Avenue and Pape Avenue
77 years ago - The Danforth - Monday, November 17, 1947
Max temp: 3.3°C - Min temp: -1.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1927 Historic photo from Thursday, November 3, 1927 - Palace Theatre at Danforth and Pape, north-east corner in The DanforthPalace Theatre at Danforth and Pape, north-east corner
97 years ago - The Danforth - Thursday, November 3, 1927
Max temp: 7.2°C - Min temp: 2.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1947 Historic photo from Monday, November 17, 1947 - Palace Theatre auditorium  - opened 1924 with seating for 1,575 in The DanforthPalace Theatre auditorium - opened 1924 with seating for 1,575
77 years ago - The Danforth - Monday, November 17, 1947
Max temp: 3.3°C - Min temp: -1.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1947 Historic photo from Monday, November 17, 1947 - Palace Theatre lobby in The DanforthPalace Theatre lobby
77 years ago - The Danforth - Monday, November 17, 1947
Max temp: 3.3°C - Min temp: -1.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1926 Historic photo from Friday, April 2, 1926 - Palace Theatre stage (opened Feb 19, 1921 - 1987) - set up for the Ben Hokeas Orchestra - Hawaiian in The DanforthPalace Theatre stage (opened Feb 19, 1921 - 1987) - set up for the Ben Hokeas Orchestra - Hawaiian
98 years ago - The Danforth - Friday, April 2, 1926
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
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1932 Historic photo from Monday, March 21, 1932 - Teck Theatre - Queen Street East - open less than 2 years from 1931 in Riverside-South RiverdaleTeck Theatre - Queen Street East - open less than 2 years from 1931
92 years ago - Riverside-South Riverdale - Monday, March 21, 1932
Max temp: -0.6°C - Min temp: -5.0°C - 11.4cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1932 Historic photo from Monday, March 21, 1932 - Teck Theatre looking west from Broadview Ave to No. 700 Queen Street East in Riverside-South RiverdaleTeck Theatre looking west from Broadview Ave to No. 700 Queen Street East
92 years ago - Riverside-South Riverdale - Monday, March 21, 1932
Max temp: -0.6°C - Min temp: -5.0°C - 11.4cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)