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Eglinton Theatre

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Location  Toronto, Ontario
Opened  2 April 1963
Architect  Kaplan & Sprachman
Capacity  300
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Address  400 Eglinton Avenue West
Similar  Runnymede Theatre, Uptown Theatre, University Theatre, Lansdowne Theatre, Panasonic Theatre

The Eglinton Theatre, (or Eglinton Grand) is an event venue and cinema in Toronto, Canada. In 2016, it was designated a National Historic Site by Parks Canada and the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.

Built in 1936, the Eglinton became one of the best examples of the Art Deco-style in Canadian theatre design. In 1937, architectural firm Kaplan & Sprachman was awarded the Royal Architecture Institute of Canada's Bronze Medal for their design of the theatre. During 1965 and 1967, the “Sound of Music” played for 146 weeks.

It operated as a cinema for 67 years, until 2003, after which it was converted to an event venue.

References

Eglinton Theatre Wikipedia


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