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Toronto theatres and the golden age of the silver screen

Author: Doug Taylor
Publisher: Charleston, SC : The History Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The history, heritage, and architectural significance of Toronto's most notable theatres and movie houses. Movie houses first started popping up around Toronto in the 1910s and '20s, in an era without television and before radio had permeated every household. Dozens of these grand structures were built and soon became an important part of the cultural and architectural fabric of the city. A century later the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Doug Taylor
ISBN: 9781626194502 1626194505
OCLC Number: 880237303
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 158 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Doug Taylor.

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The history, heritage, and architectural significance of Toronto's most notable theatres and movie houses. Movie houses first started popping up around Toronto in the 1910s and '20s, in an era without television and before radio had permeated every household. Dozens of these grand structures were built and soon became an important part of the cultural and architectural fabric of the city. A century later the surviving, defunct, and reinvented movie houses of Toronto's past are filled with captivating stories. Explore fifty historic Toronto movie houses and theaters, and discover their roles as repositories of memories for a city that continues to grow its cinema legacy. Features stunning historic photography.--https://www.dundurn.com/books/

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