Friday, May 7, 2021

Golden


 I felt the need for something lovely after so many months being locked down so went digging in my archives. This is the ceiling in the entrance hall of the Ed Mirvish Theatre on Yonge St. The theatre was built in 1920 as a cinema and vaudeville venue and opened under the name Pantages. It had many name changes through the years until finally being named after Ed Mirvish who was a great theatre impresario and also owned Honest Ed's. At some point in its history all of this gorgeous decoration was covered up with drywall until the theatre was finally restored back to its glory.

19 comments:

William Kendall said...

A grand ceiling.

Sharon said...

Wow, that ceiling is quite spectacular. I can't imagine that it was every covered up. It's stunning.

Stefan Jansson said...

Spectacular is a good word here.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,
It is a beautiful ceiling! Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

Marleen said...

Glorious!

Tom said...

...Honest Ed left a legacy.

Anne Hagman-Niilola said...

Awesome!

Taken For Granted said...

What an elaborate ceiling. This is why these 1920 and 1930s theaters are called movie palaces. Perhaps we can once again enjoy a film in a movie theater later this summer? Let us hope so.

Jenn Jilks said...

I've been there!

bill burke said...

What a stunning ceiling.

Revrunner said...

I'll say!

Catalyst said...

They knew how to decorate back in those days.

The Furry Gnome said...

That's amazing!

Cloudia said...

I adore this palace!

Iris Flavia said...

Wow, this is beautiful!
I near to never "dress up" but this one sure requires this and I would do happily.
Likely I´d be the person standing in the way studying it all.
Those sure were the golden days.

s.c said...

Nice ceiling indeed.

Laura. M said...

Preciosa decoración tiene. Me gusta.
Cuídate.
Un abrazo

21 Wits said...

Digging through those photos is delightful for us, they are always a gift that keeps on giving!

Jack said...

Wow! This is grand. I would love to see it.