The Old Ticket Booth
The old ticket booth outside the Elgin/Wintergarden Theatres. The theatres, opening in 1913 operated as live-production stages but by 1928 were converted to screen-cinemas. The theatres began a long stage of decline until they were finally closed down at the end of the 1980s. The Ontario Heritage Foundation ended up purchasing the theatres and fully restored them to live-production spaces which reopened as successful spaces in 1989. The theatre was equipped with a cinema screen on a fly system following the successful implementation of such a system at the Isabel Bader Theatre in 2002 which allows for the screen assembly to be 'flown' above the stage when not needed (i.e. for live-stage theatre productions v. cinema). This has allowed the beautiful theatre to be a multi-use space and is home to both stage productions and film events such as the Toronto International Film Festival.
I highly suggest checking out the interior photos here
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