International Cinema

2061 Yonge Street,
Toronto, ON M4S 2A2

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Architects: Kirk Hyslop, Harold Solomon Kaplan, Abraham Sprachman

Firms: Kaplan & Sprachman

Previous Names: Oriole Theatre, Cinema

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Located on Yonge Street at Manor Road. The Oriole Theatre was opened on November 11, 1933. It was remodelled in 1941, and on February 12, 1942 was renamed Cinema. By 1947 it had been renamed International Cinema. I have a newspaper advertisement for this theatre that I would like to post. It was still open in December 1970 and played “Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx” with Gene Wilder. It was closed in the 1980’s.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 19, 2015 at 9:14 pm

Doug Taylor has a web page for the International Cinema with two historic photos. The Oriole Theatre was originally designed by architect Kirk Hyslop in 1933. It was remodeled in 1941 with plans by Kaplan & Sprachman. One of the photos dates from 1945 when the house was called the Cinema, which name probably dates from the 1941 remodeling. It had become the International Cinema by 1947.

rivest266 on November 18, 2020 at 9:19 pm

reopened as Cinema on February 12th, 1942. Grand opening ad posted.

rivest266 on October 1, 2023 at 5:01 pm

Opened on November 11th, 1933. Ad posted.

m00se1111 on October 1, 2023 at 5:35 pm

Now is a location for the outdoors chain “Skiies & Biikes”, address for store is 2063 Yonge, but iis stiill same building.

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