Wednesday, October 18, 2017

An Oldie Saved

I first showed  a pic of the Bloor Cinema back in 2012 (HERE) bu the theatre has recently been renamed the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema after a $4million gift from the Ted Rogers Foundation. For the last several years it has been showing wonderful documentary films from around the world and is the site of many doc film festivals as well.
Taking part in Signs, Signs. Click HERE to see more signs from around the world.

24 comments:

Lea said...

Good!

Tom said...

...hotdog!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, it is nice to see this old Cinema still in business. Great sign.

Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

Adam said...

Nothing a little donation can't fix

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Looks really smart now Pat, thank goodness it was rescued! I see a mural up in the right hand corner ☺

Taken For Granted said...

Good there is a theater that shows documentary films. These films are rarely shown except on Public Broadcasting television.

Christine said...

Great name for this great cinema!

Lowell said...

I'm also glad the theater was saved and renovated and is still going strong. But I don't know Hot Docs or Ted Rogers...must be Canadians, right?

William Kendall said...

Neat looking building. Can't say I'm a fan of the re-naming, but I have a pretty low opinion of Rogers in general.

Sharon said...

Very nice refurbishment. At first I thought it said "Hot Dogs" I hope it gets a lot of use.

Lois said...

It's always nice to see something like this saved and put to good use.

Cloudia said...

Nice, Pat!

bill burke said...

It's still looking good, nice!

Andy said...

Thanks for the update on the Bloor Theater. I thought it was demolished long ago.

Revrunner said...

Like how they handled the restoration.

Michelle said...

Always nice to see the old become new again!

Jim said...

Interesting name indeed

Catalyst said...

Yes, Hot Docs is definitely an inspired name.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Gosh I'm not sure I would ever have figured out what 'Hot Docs' referred to without your explanation.... it makes perfect sense now and is really clever ... and I feel sort of illiterate for not thinking of it right away. But definitely this is another great example of something you wouldn't see in a small or average sized city....

s.c said...

Great facade with a touch of the art deco style a lot of famous theaters have and had in the past. Clever restoration.

Jenn said...

Nice to see old buildings restored and used. Hot Docs is an interesting name but makes sense once you know what they show there!!

Photo Cache said...

The building and the signage has that funky feel to it.

Frankly My dear

Linda said...

Glad it was saved. Odd name.

21 Wits said...

Excellent place and those flower are lovely too!