Fox Theatre (Toronto)
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. The Fox Theatre has a single screen and shows a mixture of second-run movies, independent and foreign films, and classic favourites.
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. 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.
- "A Brief History of the Fox Theatre". Fox Theatre. Retrieved 2009-12-01.
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