39 King Street E,
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Previously operated by: Biltmore Theatres, Odeon Theatres (Canada) Ltd.
Firms: Webb, Blyth & Sproule
Styles: Art Deco
Previous Names: Biltmore Theatre
Opened as the Biltmore Theatre on April 4, 1940 and closed in 1965. In the 1970’s it was taken over by Odeon Theatres (Canada) Ltd. and reopened as the Odeon Theatre. The Odeon Theatre closed in 1989. The building is currently used as a nightclub named Biltmore.
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The history section of the Biltmore’s official web site says that the house opened on April 4, 1940, and was designed by the architectural firm of Webb, Blythe & Sproule. Note that the current operators of this live music venue have readopted the original name of the house. Although the original decoration of the interior is gone, work is ongoing to restore what remains of the façade and to recreate the original Streamlined/Art Deco look elsewhere.
This location appears to have been the first for the Okun Bros. Biltmore Theatres, Ltd. chain. It was followed by four other houses called the Biltmore, plus the Biltmore Savoy Theatre in Toronto.