Century Theatre

194 Dundas Street,
London, ON N6A 1G7

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Previously operated by: Loew's Inc.

Architects: Thomas White Lamb

Functions: Nightclub, Restaurant

Previous Names: Loew's London Theatre

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Century Theatre

The Century Theatre in London opened as Loew’s London Theatre in 1924, operating under a class A license which allowed for both theatrical performances and motion pictures. It was extensively renovated in 1939, and again in the late-1940’s.

The theatre was taken over by United Century Theatres in 1964, renamed the Century Theatre, and converted into a dual auditorium. The auditorium was demolished in the early-1990’s, but former patrons still remember the long walk up the entrance hall to enter the theatre proper.

This hallway has been preserved, and now functions as a nightclub and restaurant.

Contributed by Chad Irish

Recent comments (view all 13 comments)

vic1964 on July 31, 2009 at 1:08 pm

The first picture above is not the Loews as it had no balcony,the second picture is not the Loews either but the rest are.

TLSLOEWS on June 13, 2010 at 2:52 pm

Thanks vic1964.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 12, 2010 at 4:48 pm

1982 photo. almost misses the theatre,needed to be centered.When i take a picture I try and get the subject.

TLSLOEWS on July 12, 2010 at 5:22 pm

Thanks for the post Mike I had forgotten about this one, old age is setting in I guess. Love the photo of the Loews London, in Canada of all places. By the way do you ever save any photos on your computer?

TLSLOEWS on July 12, 2010 at 5:26 pm

By the way I was refering to the photos from the June 26, 2009 post the fifth one down.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 12, 2010 at 5:49 pm

Just read Robin’s post at NationalHills.

DavidDymond on November 6, 2012 at 10:49 am

Century Theatre London was originally built and operated by Loew’s Theatres — it was quite ornate. Nat Taylor’s Twinex Century Theatres (a Famous Player partner) took it over in 1964 and made it into two fairly nice theatres. The smaller theatre (The Little Century) was a bit too shotgun in its approach for me. Mike Rogers and TS Loews I just want you guys to know that I hung around and knew this one very well!!

DavidZornig on July 7, 2015 at 9:33 pm

Photo added. Police Boys Band attends “The Glenn Miller Story" at Loew’s Theatre on Dundas St, between Richmond & Clarence. March 13, 1954

Photo source UWO Archives

Via the Vintage London, Ontario Facebook page.

DavidZornig on July 7, 2015 at 9:55 pm

1952 night photo added, credit – Victor Aziz. Via Barb Trudell Dunbar, daughter of Bill Trudell. 2 other photos added, source – London Free Press Files. All via the Vintage London, Ontario Facebook page.

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