Regent Theatre in 1942 & 2024

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The former Regent Theatre, originally Belsize and later the Crest Theatre, is located at 551 Mt Pleasant Rd north of Belsize Dr in the Davisville Village neighbourhood of Toronto.

The archive photo shows when “It Happened in Flatbush” was playing at Belsize Theatre. Built in 1926/27, architect Murray Brown designed the theatre to host both movies and live stage performances. It had 725+ seats on the main floor and another 205 on the balcony.

The building received heritage status from the city in 1984. The theatre closed in 2021, and there are plans for a neighbourhood art centre in the building.

Then and Now

1942/March 16, 2024 - The former Regent Theatre, originally Belsize and later the Crest Theatre, is located at 551 Mt Pleasant Rd north of Belsize Dr in the Davisville Village neighbourhood of Toronto. The archive photo shows when “It Happened in Flatbush,” was playing at Belsize Theatre. Built in 1926/27, architect Murray Brown designed the theatre to host both movies and live stage performances. It had 725+ seats on the main floor and another 205 on the balcony. The building received heritage status from the city in 1984. The theatre closed in 2021, and there are plans for a neighbourhood art centre in the building
1942/March 16, 2024 – The former Regent Theatre, originally Belsize and later the Crest Theatre, is located at 551 Mt Pleasant Rd north of Belsize Dr in the Davisville Village neighbourhood of Toronto (Archives of Ontario I0012591)

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