Royal Cinema

The Royal Cinema is an Art Moderne event venue and cinema in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It was built in 1939 and owned by Miss Ray Levinsky.[1]

Royal Cinema
The Royal Cinema.jpg
The Royal Cinema in 2017.
Royal Cinema is located in Toronto
Royal Cinema
Royal Cinema
Location of The Royal in Toronto
Former namesThe Pylon
The Golden Princess
Address608 College Street
Toronto, Ontario
Canada
CoordinatesCoordinates: 43°39′18″N 79°24′54″W / 43.6549698°N 79.4150322°W / 43.6549698; -79.4150322
Capacity390[1]
Construction
Opened1939
ArchitectBenjamin Swartz
Website
theroyal.to

When it was built in 1939, it was called The Pylon, with an accompanying large sign at the front of the theatre. It included a roller-skating rink at the rear of the theatre, and a dance hall on the second floor.[2]

In the 1950s, the theatre was purchased by Rocco Mastrangelo.[2] In the 1990s, the theatre was renamed The Golden Princess.[2]

Since early 2007, Theatre D has owned and operated The Royal.[3] During the daytime, it operates as a film and television post-production studio.[1] It hosts film festivals, including the European Union Film Festival, Caribbean Tales International Film Festival and Japanese Movie Week.[4]

The Royal is featured in the 2013 film The F Word and the 2011 film Take This Waltz.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "About - theroyal.to".
  2. ^ a b c "Toronto's old movie theatres—the Royal Theatre (the Pylon)".
  3. ^ "Toronto repertory theatre reopens with HD projection".
  4. ^ "The Best Place to Watch a Film in Toronto".