History of Corktown's First Movie Theatre



Language: English 

Area: Downtown

Theme: History & Culture; Arts & Architecture


By Coralina Lemos

Walk Description:

The History of Corktown’s First Movie Theatre. Meyer (also Myer) Willinsky ordered the building of Corktown’s neighborhood first purpose-built movie theater called the IDLE Hour. It opened in 1909. This video is educational and suitable for anyone interested in Toronto’s history. Produced and narrated by local historian and author, Coralina Lemos. This is a citizen-led walking tour part of Jane’s Walk 2020. http://corktownhistory.com/

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