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Location DB > Canada > Ontario > Toronto > Uptown Theatre
 Name
Uptown Theatre
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 Database Info
created by Ampro on 1/21/2004 9:56 PM
last modified by Jupiter on 2/27/2006 9:36 PM
 Viewability
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
 Overview
 Description
Remains of a 20's theatre
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Moderate
Recommendation: forget it - It's now the entrance to a condo
 Physical Information
Address
Yonge St & Bloor
Toronto, Ontario
Canada
Owner: A building company
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  •  Hazards
  • rust
  • Construction
  •  Interesting Features
    -Remains of 20's stonework
    -Huge painted mural in front hall
    (The mural has been removed as of 2005)
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • 24 hour guard
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1920
    Closed: 2003
     Required Equipment
     Recommended Equipment

     History
    Opened as Loew's uptown (vaudeville), was converted to movies later on, and was split into five theatres in 1969. It was demolished (and collapsed) in 2003.

    During the demolition a crane hit a support beam in the auditorium and killed a civilian in a building next door and injured 15 other people.

    Only the front entrance way is left.

    (Has now been turned into condos)


     Media Coverage
    Film festival, The theatres collapse in 2003
     Future Plans
    Famous Players has announced that it will replace the Uptown with a 10-screen movie center across the street, which will be part of a condo-plus-retail complex at 1 Bloor St. E. planned by the development company Nastapoka.
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    Category Rating
    Photography 5 / 10
    Coolness 3 / 10
    Content Quality 6 / 10
     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Jupiter on 2/27/2006 9:37 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Feb 27 06 at 21:36, Jupiter changed the following: Status
  • on Oct 25 05 at 21:21, oldtimer changed the following: Latitude, Longitude, Co-ordinate Accuracy
  • on Apr 2 05 at 21:29, Ampro updated basic gallery info
  • on Apr 2 05 at 21:28, Ampro created a new gallery
  • on Apr 2 05 at 21:25, Ampro changed the main information
  • on Apr 28 04 at 12:13, Ampro changed the main information
  • on Apr 20 04 at 19:40, That Guy Ty updated basic gallery info
  • on Apr 20 04 at 19:39, That Guy Ty updated a gallery picture
  • on Apr 20 04 at 19:39, That Guy Ty updated a gallery picture
  • on Apr 20 04 at 19:39, That Guy Ty updated a gallery picture
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