The Great Candy Bar Uprising of 1947

The Great Candy Bar Uprising of 1947

The thought of modern-day kids protesting the price of candy bars — let alone anything — seems inconceivable. No matter how pricey multiplex food courts get, people just keep gobbling and sipping away. But years before concessions became common-place, independently owned cigar stores and candy stores such as Laura Secord or Jenny Lind often flanked downtown or neighbourhood theatres and they continued to do so long after snack bars came to vogue in Toronto in…

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Murders in the Rue Morgue

by Eric Veillette Since tomorrow is the first day of the Rue Morgue Festival of Fear, I thought it’d be fitting to share this ad featuring the premiere of Universal’s Murders in the Rue Morgue, starring Bela Lugosi. The film opened on Friday, March 18, 1932 at the Tivoli, which was then owned by Famous Players Canada. It was also host to many early Universal horror films, beginning with Dracula in April, 1931, followed by…

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