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Fox celebrates a century of film

April 15, 2014

The Fox Theatre is celebrating a century of entertaining the Beach community. Our favourite local movie house came to life on April 14, 1914, built by Arthur Brooks Webster. Some neighbours had opposed the new development at Queen and Beech Avenue. Pious citizens looked down on moving picture palaces as vulgar dens of iniquity ever […]

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Remembering the “Bard of Queen Street”

Would you want your kid to become a child actor? Back in the baby boom era of the 1950s and early 1960s, family shows were all over the dial in the “Golden Age” of television. On gentle comedies like Leave It to Beaver, adorable children got into innocent mischief, while stern dad sat smoking a […]

Toronto’s image varies in films

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and each of us sees the world around us in our own unique way. Let’s look at three Canadian filmmakers offering their own ‘takes’ on Toronto in all its hope and despair. Director Denis Villeneuve followed up his Oscar-nominated Incendies (2010) with Prisoners (2013) and now Enemy […]

Harland Williams, wacky son of a Beacher

State Trooper: Pull over! Harry: No, it’s a cardigan, but thanks for noticing! Lloyd: Yeah, killer boots, man! – Dumb and Dumber, 1994 After a year of scandals and storms, our fair city deserves a dumb laugh or two. After all, Toronto has brought the gift of laughter to the world of comedy with bright […]

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