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The Fox Theatre gets a video tribute

Posted by Derek Flack / November 14, 2012

Fox Theatre TorontoAlthough the Revue Cinema tends to get more attention — probably on account of the fact that it claims the title of Toronto's oldest movie theatre — the Fox is every bit its equal when it comes to nostalgic charm. If ever proof of such a claim were required, a new video released by Ryan Couldrey shows some love to the Beaches theatre, which first opened its doors in 1914.

Under management by Andy Willick and Daniel Demois since 2007, the theatre remains firmly committed to 35mm film and to preserving its historical character. As for Couldrey's motivation for making this little tribute to the movie house, he says that the short was "a personal project, produced out of love for cinema."

Have a look below. And for something decidedly more depressing, see our post on the lost movie theatres of Toronto.

The Fox Theatre from Ryan Couldrey on Vimeo.

Discussion

5 Comments

Simon Tarses / November 14, 2012 at 08:47 am
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Great video tribute, except for one thing: they DO show digital movies at the Fox-I know, because I went to see Hugo there last year and I saw it in 3D. Just a little FYI.
Paul / November 14, 2012 at 09:10 am
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So many happy memories of the Fox. I hope it lasts for years and years.
mike in parkdale / November 14, 2012 at 09:52 am
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My great grandmother worked as a ticket taker there back in the 40's or 50's.
Ravi / November 14, 2012 at 12:26 pm
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I'm sure the city will eventually allow a condo developer to build a skyscraper over it. Enjoy it while it's still there.
Patrick / November 14, 2012 at 01:14 pm
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You short-change The Revue in your tiny article.

It isn't because it is old that makes it special, its because we have almost lost it numerous times and the COMMUNITY comes together with money/time to keep it alive.

It is special because it represents a symbol of Roncesvalles and what the community can achieve.

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