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When Yonge Street Was Fun

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The Biltmore Theatre and POW Burgers!

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1266542_545236555546333_213977156_oThe Rio Theatre, Sam the Chinese Food Man, a Pinball arcade and a smutty bookstore!

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375 Yonge Street/Then and Now

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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.

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The theatre finally closed in 1991.

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

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