What's the Future Ever Done for Me?

375 Yonge Street/Then and Now


Thanks to Eric V. of Silent Toronto for identifying this Yonge Street Theatre.  Built in 1913 and originally called the Big Nickel (the admission price),

it later changed it’s name to the National and then the Rio.

Screen Shot 2013-02-03 at 4.29.18 PM Screen Shot 2013-02-03 at 4.25.31 PM

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The theatre finally closed in 1991.

4499956943_80939840bb_oScreen Shot 2013-01-28 at 11.35.31 AMStill a movie theatre, if that’s the sort of movie you like……..

Screen Shot 2013-01-28 at 11.41.13 AMA Yonge Street stitch up from 1950.



2 responses

  1. Mark Moore

    Do you know the name of the theatre ?

    January 24, 2013 at 1:58 pm

  2. No…but looking.

    January 25, 2013 at 1:54 am

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