What's the Future Ever Done for Me?

Danforth and Pape/The Palace Theatre

palace-1948-oa-2161-6 palace-1948-oa-2161-61Built in 1924 on the north side of Danforth just east of Pape.

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I’m sure that I saw Blade Runner here when it came out.

The theatre closed in 1987.


Whipper Billy Watson

See comments below….

7 responses

  1. Joe

    Thanks for the pics! Brings back memories of when I used to live at Danforth and Broadiew some time during the early sixties; actually on Tennis Crescent, just below Danforth.
    Closed in 1987 but is the building still there?

    November 20, 2016 at 3:51 pm

  2. Tom Dyer

    The newspaper boy who sold papers at Danforth and Dawes Roads in the 1940’s became famous as Whipper Billy Watson, the wrestler.

    November 20, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    • Joe

      Whipper Billy Watson! 🙂 A friend of mine, around 1957-59, insisted I go along with him to watch that ‘hero’ facing the likes of Gorgeous George and other villains at the Maple Leaf Gardens. He took those wrestling matches so seriously that one day a cop had to come and take him away for a few minutes. The reason: he was shouting ‘F…g referee! F…g referee! Of course I tried to calm him down when people started to stare at us, but to no avail. He was a Dutchman recently arrived in Canada and I suppose he did not realize the ‘seriousness’ of his foul language. How times have changed!
      Ah! The good old days 🙂

      November 20, 2016 at 7:49 pm

  3. What a shame it was replaced by one of the ugliest buildings on the Danforth.
    My dad took my family to see it’s a Mad Mad Mad world to that theatre.

    November 20, 2016 at 6:48 pm

  4. Joe

    There is an ironical good side on your comment, with which I totally agree, in passing. The day that replacement ‘ugly building’ will itself be torn down no one will feel sorry about it and chances are that the building taking its place will be even more insipid.

    November 20, 2016 at 7:53 pm

  5. Nico b

    Is this the building that the good life is in at pape and Danforth? If so a lot of the theatre details are intact inside

    December 11, 2016 at 8:25 pm

  6. I should go and visit

    December 11, 2016 at 8:33 pm

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