Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
506 Bloor Street West,
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Bloor Hot Docs Cinema (Official)
Styles: Streamline Moderne
Previous Names: Madison Theatre, Midtown Theatre, Capri Theatre, Eden Theatre, Bloor Cinema
News About This Theater
- Jun 30, 2008 — Wanted: 35mm film trailers
- Mar 11, 2004 — Toronto's Bloor Cinema to Reopen on March 19th!
- Jan 26, 2004 — Bloor Cinema Closes for Repairs After Partial Ceiling Collapse
Opened as the Madison Theatre on December 23, 1913 with the feature “Alexia’s Strategy”. It was renovated in the early-1940’s and in 1943 it was known as the Midtown Theatre. In the 1970’s it was operating as the Eden Theatre, screening censored adult movies. On March 16, 1979 it was renamed Bloor Cinema becoming a first run theatre. The 997-seat Bloor Cinema has been in operation ever since and later became a repertory cinema.
In March 2012 it was renamed Bloor Hot Docs Cinema after a $3 million renovation It is now a premiere cinema for the Hot Docs International Film Festival, and also shows regular first-run and repertory programming. Thea seating capacity has been reduced to 727.
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