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The Golden Age of movie houses

September 9, 2014

The days of 10 cent, double feature Saturday matinees are long gone, but nostalgic Beachers hold fond memories of the film palaces of our youth. Before television came along in the 1950s, the Beach had as many as seven neighbourhood cinemas at one time. Who remembers the Beach, Family/Lake, Manor, Kingswood, Scarboro or Ideal? Only […]

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Can women and men be just friends?

That is the question posed in a charming new comedy starring former boy wizard Daniel Radcliffe in his first romantic lead role. Beach Metro is a family newspaper so I should explain that ‘friend’ is The F Word of the title, which has been changed to What If? for sensitive American audiences. What if the […]

Going the distance in the Beach

The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win. – Dr. Roger Bannister   Beachers are passionate about their sports, and runners may be the most dedicated of all. Athletes push themselves to strive for that next goal, record or personal best. Some run to stay […]

Send in the clones – Orphan Black is back

Winner of 10 Canadian Screen Awards, Orphan Black is back for a second amazing season of clones and conspiracy. In the heart-pounding opening episode Sarah (Tatiana Maslany) is on the run, alone, stalked by mysterious enemies, racing through a rainstorm at the corner of Coxwell and Danforth. She takes shelter in a retro-style diner (The […]


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