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February 19, 2007

The Revue Theatre marquee crashes to the ground!

Filed under: The Revue Cinema — NorthRonces @ 11:55 am

Breaking (Sad) News! The historic marquee of the Revue Theatre crashed to the ground sometime late Sunday night/early Monday morning. At first glance, it appears that snow build up and water retention was too much for the old structure to handle. The marquee was well-known for collecting rain water and releasing it at a slow drip on the heads of unwary passerbys.

The process of finding buyers or leasors who were willing to operate the theatre as a neighbourhood cinema has been a long process. As far as is aware, the building is still owned by the McQuillan’s and still sought after by the community supported Revue Film Society. What implications this catastrophe has for the fate of the historically protected building is presently unknown. The big question that needs to be answered is will the marquee be replaced (and, I guess, who is responsible)? Stay tuned…


  1. Oh my! No smokers from the Local next door injured I hope!

    Comment by sheena — February 19, 2007 @ 12:27 pm

  2. Hi Sheena,

    Initial word on the street is that the crash took place sometime past 3:00 am. The Local was closed up tight and from my own preliminary observations avoided any collateral damage itself. Maybe fate does love smokers (and drinkers) after all!

    Comment by NorthRonces — February 19, 2007 @ 12:33 pm

  3. I took some pictures as well! Thank god no one got hurt…its a sign though. So many years showing awesome movies and finally the doors close and the building seems to regurgitate that “for lease” sign so pervertedly strung up across its front. Way to go, Revue! Stick it to the man! :)

    Comment by Laura — February 19, 2007 @ 10:26 pm

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