Revue Cinema Marquee Collapses

This post is for the benefit of those from afar who have an interest in theatres.  The Revue Cinema, closed since last June, suffered a horrible loss on Sunday when its marquee collapsed under the weight of snow and ice.  The Torontoist site has a full writeup and links to photos new and old.

I’ve always loved the Revue and remember learning all about “foreign” films there decades ago. 

http://www.torontoist.com/archives/2007/02/revue_cinema_ma_1.php

2 thoughts on “Revue Cinema Marquee Collapses

  1. What a shame! The theatre opened in 1911, and I’m not sure if the marquee goes back that far, but it certainly was in the old style.

    I don’t hold out much hope that it could be replaced. It’s a real loss to the city, on top of the already significant loss from the closing of the theatre last summer.

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  2. Most unfortunate.

    We’ve lost almost all the old theatres, big and small.

    I miss the Uptown, Eglinton, and the Roxy.

    The Revue was probably already lost to us; but now even its facade has crumbled!

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