2800 Eglinton Avenue East,
2800 Eglinton Avenue East,Scarborough, ON M1J
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I used to go as a kid in the early seventy’s, they would show old cartoons and have a draw before the movie started. That’s were I saw the first Star Wars movie. I believe this theatre is what gave my lifelong passion of going to the movies. Me and my two younger brothers used to go the barber shop in the Elane plaza, the barber shop has since moved to a location a little farther north on Danforth road still owned by Joe and whom I still get my hair cut.
As far as I know, since I came to this neighbourhood in 1999, there was a bridge connected to a plaza and No Frills.
July 4th, 1963 grand opening ad in photo section.
This theatre was a joint venture of Barry Allen (Premier Operating) and the original British Odeon Theatres of Canada. Other theatres in this partnership included the Odeon Parkway Drive-In and the Odeon Don Mills Theatre. At the same time Barry Allen was partners with Famous Players Canadian through Premier Operating and Theatre Holding Corporation.
Sayvette wasn’t a grocery store, it was a dept store similar to a Towers or a K-mart. There was a large Sayvette near where I grew up in what is now Mississauga at Dixie Rd and QEW.