Granada Theatre, originally Model Theatre – Once in Greektown

Granada Theatre, originally Model, was once located at 413-417 Danforth Ave (west of Logan Ave on the south side) in Toronto’s Riverdale/Greektown neighbourhood.

The movie house began as Model Theatre at this location in the early 1920s. By the mid-1930s, it had been renamed Granada and closed in the late-1950s. Today, the former theatre building is home to a restaurant.

In my research, I found a Model Theatre located at 181 Danforth Ave from around 1914 until the early 1920s; however, I could not confirm if the two Model theatres were related.

Granada Theatre Photos

Between 1935 and 1937 - Granada Theatre was once located at 413-17 Danforth Ave, west of Logan Ave on the south side. On the marquee, “David Copperfield,” starring W.C. Fields and Lionel Barrymore and “Only The Brave,” starring Ernest Truex, were playing
Between 1935 and 1937 – Granada Theatre was once located at 413-17 Danforth Ave, west of Logan Ave on the south side. On the marquee, “David Copperfield,” starring W.C. Fields and Lionel Barrymore and “Only The Brave,” starring Ernest Truex, were playing (Mandel Sprachman Architect Fonds, photo taken at City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 122, Series 881, File 345)
2022 - Granada Theatre was once located at 417 Danforth Ave, west of Logan Ave on the south side in the Greektown neighbourhood. Today the site is home to Louis Cifer Brew Works
2022 – Granada Theatre was once located at 417 Danforth Ave, west of Logan Ave on the south side in the Greektown neighbourhood. Today the site is home to Louis Cifer Brew Works
1937 - The Toronto City Directory showing the address and phone number of the Granada Theatre
1937 – The Toronto City Directory showing the address and phone number of the Granada Theatre (Toronto Public Library)
1922 - The Toronto City Directory showing the address of the Model Theatre
1922 – The Toronto City Directory showing the address of the Model Theatre (Toronto Public Library)
1915 - The Toronto City Directory showing the address of the Model Theatre. In my research, I found a Model Theatre located at 181 Danforth Ave from around 1914 until the early 1920s; however, I could not confirm if the two Model theatres were related
1915 – The Toronto City Directory showing the address of the Model Theatre. In my research, I found a Model Theatre located at 181 Danforth Ave from around 1914 until the early 1920s; however, I could not confirm if the two Model theatres were related (Toronto Public Library)

Source

  • The “Nabes” Toronto’s Wonderful Neighourhood Movie Houses by John Sebert, pg 81
  • Photos: Denise Marie for TorontoJourney416
  • Vintage Photos: City of Toronto Archives
  • Toronto City Directory 1915, 1922 & 1937 from the Toronto Public Library