Monday, January 11, 2021

Midtown


This homage to the old Midtown theatre was found just off Bloor St W. The theatre has existed here since the 1940s but has had several name changes and is now the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema showing documentary films and doing well until the pandemic hit. One wonders how many theatres will survive. The artist for this one is ACK but there are a few other names which I couldn't read.

Taking part in Monday Murals. Click HERE to see more murals from around the world.

14 comments:

Andy said...

I think covid-19 is going to be the last stand for a lot of the movie theatres. Nice to see this one still in good shape.

Sharon said...

I also wonder how many movie theaters will survive this crisis. I'm guessing some of the big chains might be okay. It will be hard for the small independents.

Jackie McGuinness said...

Not a big movie goer, like the comforts of home. But do love the art deco feel of these buildings.

Sami said...

Nice find Pat. I like murals with these types of letters, but can never figure out what they spell.
Thanks for participating in Monday Murals Pat.

Taken For Granted said...

The homage to the theater is fine, but I do not much like the graffiti tagging style. While it is colorful, it is also chaotic and filled with meaning only known to the artist.

Anne Hagman-Niilola said...

It's special.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

Nice mural and great to see homage to the theater.
Take care, have a great new week!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I wish this movie theater luck, because so many have already shut down, especially those independent film theaters. This is a lovely mural, with lots of movement, but sadly, I cannot understand (or speak) graffiti.

bill burke said...

Hope this theater survives. I always enjoyed going to theaters like these, they usually show films that are not in the bigger ones.

Cloudia said...

I love walking around with you. What a great town

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Hi Pat, hope you are happy and well in these first few weeks of 2021, surely it has to be better than last year. It's pretty quiet around here since my Sydney family flew off a few days ago, miss them already 😊 I really hope the theatres and cinemas do survive Covid, they provide much needed entertainment, when it is needed the most 💙

s.c said...

Nice one.

William Kendall said...

Quite bright.

21 Wits said...

Wow it stands out perfectly!