Mount Dennis Theatre

1296 Weston Road,
Mount Dennis, ON M6M

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Previous Names: Maple Leaf Theatre, Major Theatre, Mt. Dennis Theatre

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Mount Dennis Theatre Exterior View Late 1940s

This was a neighborhood theatre in the York area of greater Toronto that opened in 1918 as the Maple Leaf Theatre. It was renamed Mount Dennis Theatre in 1929 and was closed by 1975.

Contributed by Christopher Walczak

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TeddieWright on September 30, 2012 at 12:23 pm

The Brydon Family describes this picture as 1944. Picture is from Ontario Treasury Department, Motion Picture Censorship Theatre Inspection. Mount Dennis ont Treas dept. I0012827.jpg]Branch.

TeddieWright on September 30, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Mount Dennis, Ontario

Title: Marquee and exterior of Mount Dennis Theatre, Mount Dennis Date: 1944 Place: Mount Dennis (York, Ont.) Reference Code: RG 56-11 Item Reference Code: RG 56-11-0-154-5

TeddieWright on October 1, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Special thanks to Cinema for even existing. The people of Mount Dennis have just rediscovered a piece of their heritage that was essentially lost. Also a lost theatre was rediscovered. Thanks Cinema treasures.

TeddieWright on October 1, 2012 at 6:50 pm

The above comments do not refer to the grey/white side view building. They refer to a building which has Mount Dennis actually written on it. This is the former Maple Leaf Theatre in Mount Dennis. The Maple Leaf Theatre operated from approx 1918 to approx 1930s sometime. We have not found any period photos. Only period add or references in The Toronto Directory.

robboehm on June 16, 2015 at 8:29 pm

Looking at the photos section the one says it was once called the Major Theater.

And when you look at the shape of the marquee in that picture do any locals notice the similar shape to the Bloor and the former theatre on the same street?

TeddieWright on August 6, 2015 at 1:46 am

So, in summation, and after info has been found, there were two theatres in Mt Dennis. The Maple Leaf Cinema (with several names) and The Mt Dennis Theatre (with at least 2 affiliations (Major Theatre and Premier Chain). Other names to come.

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