Palace Theatre – Once in the Greektown Neighbourhood

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Palace Theatre was once located at 664 Danforth Ave (east of Pape Ave on the north side) in The Danforth/Greektown neighbourhood of Toronto.

Opened in the early-1920s, architect John MacNee Jeffrey designed the theatre. According to the Toronto City Directory, the theatre was first listed in 1921 at the address of 360 Danforth Ave; however, the following year, the address was updated to 664 Danforth Ave.

When the theatre closed in the 1980s, the building was later demolished and replaced with the present-day structure.

Palace Theatre Photos

1931 - Palace Theatre was once located at 664 Danforth Ave, east of Pape Ave on the north side in The Danforth neighbourhood. On the marquee, “Up Pops the Devil,” starring Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher, Stuart Erwin and Carole Lombard, was playing and released in 1931
1931 – Palace Theatre was once located at 664 Danforth Ave, east of Pape Ave on the north side in The Danforth neighbourhood. On the marquee, “Up Pops the Devil,” starring Richard ‘Skeets’ Gallagher, Stuart Erwin and Carole Lombard, was playing and released in 1931 (City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1488, Series 1230, Item 3886)
1947 - Looking northeast towards the Palace Theatre, once located at 664 Danforth Ave, east of Pape Ave. On the marquee, “Cheyenne,” starring Dennis Morgan, Jane Wyman and Janis Paige, was playing and released in 1947
1947 – Looking northeast towards the Palace Theatre, once located at 664 Danforth Ave, east of Pape Ave. On the marquee, “Cheyenne,” starring Dennis Morgan, Jane Wyman and Janis Paige, was playing and released in 1947 (Archives of Ontario I0012599)
1927 - Looking at the corner of Pape Ave and Danforth Ave in The Danforth/Greektown neighbourhood. Notice the Palace Theatre on the right
1927 – Looking at the corner of Pape Ave and Danforth Ave in The Danforth/Greektown neighbourhood. Notice the Palace Theatre on the right (City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 16, Series 71, Item 5484)
1947– Looking from the stage towards the auditorium and seating at the Palace Theatre
1947– Looking from the stage towards the auditorium and seating at the Palace Theatre (Archives of Ontario I0012602)
1947– The auditorium and screen at the Palace Theatre
1947– The auditorium and screen at the Palace Theatre (Archives of Ontario I0012601)
1947– The lobby at the Palace Theatre
1947– The lobby at the Palace Theatre (Archives of Ontario I0012600)
1947– The entrance at the Palace Theatre
1947– The entrance at the Palace Theatre (Archives of Ontario AO 2160)
Between 1920 and 1926 - Looking east on Danforth Ave from Pape Ave towards Palace Theatre. Notice the theatre's overhanging electric sign
Between 1920 and 1926 – Looking east on Danforth Ave from Pape Ave towards Palace Theatre. Notice the theatre’s overhanging electric sign (City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1488, Series 1230, Item 3110)
1947 - Looking northeast along Danforth Ave from Pape Ave. On the Palace Theatre marquee, “The Big Sleep,” starring Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall and John Ridgely, was playing and released in 1946
1947 – Looking northeast along Danforth Ave from Pape Ave. On the Palace Theatre marquee, “The Big Sleep,” starring Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall and John Ridgely, was playing and released in 1946 (City of Toronto Archives, Globe and Mail Fonds, Fonds 1266, Item 114209)
Between 1920 and 1926 - Looking east on Danforth Ave from Pape Ave towards Palace Theatre once located at 664 Danforth Ave in the Greektown neighbourhood
Between 1920 and 1926 – Looking east on Danforth Ave from Pape Ave towards Palace Theatre once located at 664 Danforth Ave in the Greektown neighbourhood (City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1488, Series 1230, Item 2959)
2021 - Looking northeast along Danforth Ave from Pape Ave. Palace Theatre was once located at 664 Danforth Ave. The building that housed the theatre was demolished and replaced with the present-day structure
2021 – Looking northeast along Danforth Ave from Pape Ave. Palace Theatre was once located at 664 Danforth Ave. The building that housed the theatre was demolished and replaced with the present-day structure
 2022 – Looking northeast on Danforth Ave, east of Pape Ave towards the site of the former Palace Theatre
2022 – Looking northeast on Danforth Ave, east of Pape Ave towards the site of the former Palace Theatre
1921 - The Toronto City Directory showing the address of the Palace Theatre when it was listed as 360 Danforth Ave
1921 – The Toronto City Directory showing the address of the Palace Theatre when it was listed as 360 Danforth Ave (Toronto Public Library)
1922 - The Toronto City Directory showing the address of the Palace Theatre
1922 – The Toronto City Directory showing the address of the Palace Theatre (Toronto Public Library)
 1982 - The Toronto Yellow Pages showing the address and phone number of the Palace Theatre
1982 – The Toronto Yellow Pages showing the address and phone number of the Palace Theatre (Toronto Public Library)
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