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The Canon Theatre is one of Toronto's live entertainment venues. It was home to Phantom of the Opera from 1989 to 1999. Motto: Diversity Our Strength Map of Ontario Counties, Toronto being red Area: 641 sq. ... The title character as depicted by Lon Chaney, Sr. ... 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday Anno Domini (or the Current Era), and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...


History


The Canon Theatre, in Toronto, is a 2200-seat legitimate theatre, fronting on Yonge Street, just below Dundas Street, with its main entrance at the rear of the building at 244 Victoria Street. The theatre is owned by Clear Channel Entertainment and is, at this writing (Sept. 2005), under the management of the Toronto company Mirvish Productions, which owns that city's Royal Alexandra Theatre and Princess of Wales Theatre. }|135px|City of Toronto, Ontario Official Flag]]|Coat Image=[[Image:{{{Coat Image}}}|135px|City of Toronto, Ontario Coat of Arms]]}} {{Canadian City/Disable Field={{{Disable Motto Link}}}}} Motto: Diversity Our Strength {{Canadian City/Location Image is:{{{Location Image Type}}}|[[Image:{{{Location Image}}}|thumbnail|center|250px|City of Toronto, Ontario, Canada... Clear channel stations are AM radio stations that are designated as such so that only one or two 50,000 watt powerhouses operate at night on each designated frequency, covering a wide area via sky wave propagation. ... The Royal Alexandra theatre The Royal Alexandra Theatre is a theatre in Toronto, Ontario Canada. ... The Princess of Wales Theatre is a 2000-seat theatre located at 300 King Street West in the heart of Torontos Entertainment District. ...


Prior to its 1999 purchase by Clear Channel, the building was known as the Pantages Theatre (Toronto) and was the property of the Toronto-based company "Livent" (Live Entertainment Corporaton of Canada). The building was purchased by Clear Channel subsidiary SFX along with other assets of Livent following that company's bankruptcy. Torontos Pantages Theatre began its life in 1920 as a combination vaudeville and motion picture house. ...


Prior to its acquisition and renovation as a legitimate theatre by Livent (originally a subsdiary of the motion picture exhibitor Cineplex-Odeon), the Canon was known as "the Imperial Six" and was a motion picture theatre.


The theatre was built in 1920 by the Canadian motion picture distributor Nathan L. Nathanson, founder of Famous Players Canadian Corporation, the Canadian motion picture distributing arm of Paramount Pictures, as a combination vaudeville and motion picture theatre. With its original 3373 seats, it was the largest cinema in Canada and, with its lavish interior - designed by the great theatre architect Thomas Lamb - the most elegant. 1920 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 7 - Forces of Russian White admiral Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. ...


While Famous Players retained ownership, management and booking were turned over to the Pantages organisation, one of the largest vaudeville and motion picture theatre circuits in North America, and named "the Pantages".


With the banruptcy of the Pantages circuit in 1930, the Pantages name came off the marquee and Famous Players took direct control of the building, renaming it "The Imperial". It became exclusively a cinema - no more live vaudeville - for the next 50 years. 1930 is a common year starting on Wednesday. ...


In 1973, the Imperial was divided into six small cinemas to become "the Imperial 6". It operated under that name until 1986, when Famous Players lost a vital lease on the Yonge Street entrance to the building to its rival, Cineplex Odeon. Cineplex was able to force Famous Players to sell the theatre, but the victory was a Pyrrhic one; in a bitter legal fight, Famous Players won an injunction forbidding Cineplex from ever again using the theatre for motion pictures. 1986 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Cineplex responded to the court order by gutting the Imperial 6 and rebuilding it as a live theatre, restoring the lobby areas to the original 1920 design and renaming the structure "the Pantages". The "new" Pantages reopened in 1989 with the first legitimate theatre production it had ever known, Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Phantom of the Opera. Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber (born March 22, 1948) is a highly successful British composer of musical theatre. ... The title character as depicted by Lon Chaney, Sr. ...


The Pantages was operated by a division of Cineplex Odeon known as "Livent". After a battle for control of Cineplex between its founder, Garth Drabinsky, and its majority shareholder, MCA, Livent became an independent company, with no ties to the parent corporation. Livent continued to own and operate the Pantages until 1999, when that publicly held company collapsed and Mr. Drabinsky, his partner Myron Gottlieb, and other officers of the company were indicted in the U.S. on charges of securities fraud. The theatre was purchased - along with other assets of the bankrupt Livent - by SFX. MCA can stand for: Maximum credible accident MCA (rapper) - A rapper in the group, The Beastie Boys Micro Channel architecture - a type of computer bus Music Corporation of America - a music booking company and record label. ...


In July, 2001, naming rights for the theatre were purchased by the electronics company Canon Canada, Inc.



Theatre specifications:

  • Total seats (1920): 3373; (2005): 2295
  • Seating: mezzanine , orchestra and boxes
  • Entrance: 244 Victoria Street, Yonge Street
  • Owner: Clear Channel Communications
  • Leased to: Mirvish Productions

See Also

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Performing arts: Bathurst Street Theatre | Canon Theatre | Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres | Four Seasons Centre | Hummingbird Centre | Massey Hall | Princess of Wales Theatre | Royal Alexandra Theatre | Roy Thomson Hall Bathurst Street Theatre The Bathurst Street Theatre is a theater in Toronto that is housed in a former church. ... The entrance to the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres Interior of Winter Garden Theatre History The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres are a pair of stacked theatres in Toronto, Canada. ... The Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts is the future home for both the Canadian Opera Company and the National Ballet of Canada. ... The Hummingbird Centre The Hummingbird Centre is a major performing arts venue in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Inside Massey Hall in 1945. ... The Princess of Wales Theatre is a 2000-seat theatre located at 300 King Street West in the heart of Torontos Entertainment District. ... The Royal Alexandra theatre The Royal Alexandra Theatre is a theatre in Toronto, Ontario Canada. ... Roy Thomson Hall Roy Thomson Hall is a concert hall in Toronto, Canada. ...


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Canon Theatre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (247 words)
The Canon Theatre is one of Toronto 's live entertainment venues.
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The theatre was renamed The Canon Theatre in 2001.
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Theatre producer David Mirvish says, "This will be the first of what we hope will be many exciting productions at the Canon Theatre.
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