Neon lights on Montreal’s rue Ste-Catherine

A quick break to visit our neighbours in la belle province: this Kodachrome postcard from 1952 shows the south side of Montreal’s rue Ste-Catherine in all its post-war, neon-lit glory. In the distance you can see the Loew’s, Capitol and Palace Theatres. Source: Silent Toronto Archives; postcard printed by the Photogelatine Engraving Co. Ltd., Toronto.

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Single screens, megaplexes, and Michael Corleone

Last week, Cineplex wrapped its first Great Digital Film Festival. As I reported in the Toronto Star, a selection of twenty “classic” films played alongside Avatar and whatever else is currently in theatres. Anyone reading this blog knows I’m a big advocate for Toronto’s great rep cinemas and loathe the alienating, epilepsy-inducing feeling brought on by so many megaplexes, so I never thought I’d say this, but Cineplex did a great job. First off, the…

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