Friday, July 2, 2010

Centre Theatre/Then and Now

The Centre Theatre in 1943 when Destroyer was showing.
Looking past a solitary gas pump on Dundas near Bathurst towards the Centre Movie Theatre.
According to John Sebert in his excellent book Nabes:
"It gained notoriety as the Duchess Theatre in 1933, when it's owner was arrested for hiring two thugs to beat up a neighbouring theatre owner. Shortly after came the name change."
This photo appears to have been taken in the late 1930's or early 1940's as the marquee lists
The Dead End Kids.

The Dead End Kids A.K.A The Bowery Boys.

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