Theatres of Toronto - 1940

Theatre names which are underlined are linked to pictures

Much of the data came from the following page of a 1940's Toronto Business Index



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    • Academy Theatre
    • Adelphi Theatre
    • Alhambra Theatre
    • Allenby Theatre
    • Apollo Theatre
    • Arcadian Theatre
    • Aster Theatre
    • Avalon Theatre
    • Avenue Theatre
    • Bayview (Fine Arts) Theatre
    • Beach Theatre
    • Beaver Theatre
    • Bedford Theatre (A.K.A. Park Theatre)
    • Bellevue Theatre
    • Belsize Theatre (A.K.A. Crest Theatre, Regent Theatre)
    • Beverly Theatre
    • Biltmore Theatre *
    • Birchcliff Theatre *
    • Bloor Theatre
    • Bloordale Theatre (A.K.A. State Theatre)
    • Bluebell Theatre (A.K.A. Gay Theatre)
    • Bonita Theatre (A.K.A. Athenian Theatre, Wellington Theatre)
    • Brighton Theatre
    • Broadview Theatre
    • Broadway Theatre
    • Brock Theatre
    • Cameo Theatre
    • Capitol Theatre (2294 Yonge St)
    • Capitol Theatre (777 Lake Shore Rd)
    • Capitol Fine Art Theatre *
    • Capri (Midtown) Theatre *
    • Carlton Theatre - Odeon *
    • Carlton Theatre (511 Parliament)
    • Casino Theatre
    • Centre Theatre
    • Century Theatre (A.K.A The Music Hall
    • Chateau Theatre
    • Christie Theatre
    • Circle Theatre
    • Classic Theatre
    • College Theatre
    • Community Theatre
    • Coronet (Savoy) Theatre *
    • Crescent Theatre
    • Crown Theatre
    • Danforth Theatre - Odeon *
    • Donlands Theatre *
    • Doris Theatre
    • Downtown Theatre *
    • Eastern Theatres Ltd (248 King E)
    • Eastwood Theatre (A.K.A. India Theatre)
    • Eaton Auditorium
    • Eclipse Theatre
    • Eglinton Theatre
    • Elektra (Italia and Bellevue) Theatre *
    • Embassy Theatre (A.K.A. The New Yorker Theatre)
    • Esquire Theatre
    • Fairlawn Theatre - Odeon *
    • Fox Theatre
    • Hart House Theatre
    • Hillcrest Theatre
    • Hollywood Theatre
    • Hudson Theatre (A.K.A. Mt. Pleasant Theatre)
    • Humber Theatre - Odeon *
    • Hyland Theatre - Odeon *
    • Ideal Theatre
    • Imperial Theatre
    • International Cinema *
    • Iola Theatre
    • Island Theatre, Centre Island *
    • **None**
    • Lansdowne Theatre
    • La Plaza Theatre (A.K.A. Cinema Ellas)
    • La Reta Thatre
    • La-Salle Theatre
    • Loew's Theatre
    • Madison Theatre
    • Major Theatre (435 Rogers Rd)
    • Major Theatre (1790 St Clair Ave) (A.K.A.Cinema Italia *)
    • Massey Hall
    • Mayfair Theatre
    • Metro Theatre
    • Midtown Theatre
    • Mount Dennis Theatre


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    • New Grant Theatre
    • New Strand Theatre
    • N.E. Drive-In Theatre, Willowdale *
    • Nortown Theatre *
    • Oakwood Theatre
    • Odeon Theatre (1473 Queen W)
    • Oriole Theatre
    • Orpheum Theatre
    • Oxford Theatre
    • Palace Theatre
    • Paradise Theatre
    • Paramount Theatre (1069 St Clair)
    • Parkdale Theatre
    • Parliamont Theatre
    • Photodrome, The
    • Pickford Theatre
    • Playhouse Theatre
    • Prince of Wales Theatre
    • Pylon Theatre (A.K.A. Royal Theatre)
    • Queen Theatre
    • Radio City Theatre
    • Regent Theatre (225 Queen E)
    • Renne Theatre *
    • Revue Theatre
    • Rex Theatre (127 Lakeshore Rd)
    • Rex Theatre (1130 Queen E)
    • Rialto Theatre
    • Rio Theatre
    • Royal Alexandra Theatre
    • Royal George Theatre
    • Royal Theatre (1483 Dundas W)
    • Royal Theatre (1491 Lake Shore Rd)
    • Royce Theate
    • Runnymede Theatre
    • St. Clair Theatre
    • Scarboro Theatre
    • Shea's Hippodrome
    • Strand Theatre
    • Studio (King) Theatre
    • Theatre of Action
    • Tivoli Theatre
    • Towne Cinema *
    • Twentieth Century Theatre
    • University Theatre *
    • Uptown Theatre
    • Varsity Arena
    • Vaughan Theatre *
    • Victoria Theatre (A.K.A. Shea’s Vaudeville)
    • Victory Theatre *
    • Village Theatre
    • Weston Theatre
    • Westwood Theatre (Opened 1951) *
    • Willow Theatre *
    • Wing Va (Melody, College Playhouse) Theatre *
    • **None**
    • York Theatre
    • Yorkdale Theatre *
    • **None**


An "*" behind a theatre name implies that it appears in the Ontario Archives listing (1944 - 1960), but, the name could not be found in the 1940 Toronto business listing. It is possible that the theatre was built at a later time or the name had changed since 1940.

When verified, the web site will be updated.



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