Fox Theatre (Toronto)

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The Fox Theatre

The Fox Theatre is a cinema in the Beaches neighbourhood of Toronto, Ontario at the intersection of Queen Street and Beech Avenue. It has operated since 1914.[1] The Fox Theatre has a single screen and shows a mixture of second-run movies, independent and foreign films, and classic favourites.

History[edit]

The Fox opened in 1914 as the 'Pastime Theatre', built and owned by Arthur Brooks Webster. After less than a year, the name was changed to the 'Prince Edward', the name it would use until 1937, when it was changed to the Fox Theatre. A stained glass panel with the Prince Edward name, over the doorway from the lobby, remains from the Prince Edward period.[1] It is the second-oldest movie cinema in Toronto, after the Revue Cinema, opened in 1912.

In October 2007, The Fox Theatre re-opened its doors after undergoing an extensive restoration. Some of the changes include 250 new plush reclining red-finish seats with cupholders, a 1930s-inspired carpet, a new concessions stand with an old-fashioned popcorn machine and menu chalkboard, a reupholstered smoking wall, one-of-a-kind classic light up movie posters, and the original Prince Edward and candy bar signs.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "A Brief History of the Fox Theatre". Fox Theatre. Retrieved 2009-12-01. 

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Coordinates: 43°40′22″N 79°17′14″W / 43.672853°N 79.287311°W / 43.672853; -79.287311