Monday, February 19, 2007

it all comes tumbling down...

Thanks to Jesika Joy for emailing me with the sad news that the marquee of the Revue Cinema has tumbled down. Oh, sweet sweet irony. For more pics head over to The Torontoist for contrib bitefight's posting.

The Revue served as the last home for the Kung Fu Fridays series I ran until the family that owned it closed it along with the Royal and The Kingsways. The cinema was supposed to be designated a heritage site, but often that can create a big headache for the property owners. I recall the situation was that the sign was historical and could not be altered to keep the heritage status, but at the same time it was a safety violation, as we can now see. Click over to here for more pics.

And here is the Revue in happier times, merely 7 months ago. :(

3 comments:

tintarchive said...

That's too bad. I think I was only there once, years and years ago.

Jesse said...

A lowdown, rotten, dirty shame.

Anonymous said...

sad. it's the first theater i went to when i moved to toronto. sometimes, i think the whole place is falling apart.

carol