Eglinton Theatre

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Eglinton Grand
Eglinton Theatre.jpg
Address 400 Eglinton Avenue West
Location Toronto, Ontario
Coordinates 43°42′16″N 79°24′38″W / 43.70444°N 79.41056°W / 43.70444; -79.41056Coordinates: 43°42′16″N 79°24′38″W / 43.70444°N 79.41056°W / 43.70444; -79.41056
Capacity 300
Opened 2 April 1936 (1936-04-02)[1]
Architect Kaplan & Sprachman
Designated 1993

The Eglinton Theatre, (or Eglinton Grand) is an event venue and cinema in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.[2] In 2016, it was designated a National Historic Site by Parks Canada and the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.[3]

Built in 1936,[4] 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.[3] During 1965 and 1967, the "Sound of Music" played for 146 weeks.[1]

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

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