The Willow           RockMarquee (30K)
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        Grab some popcorn and a drink, sit back and enjoy revisiting the Willow! This little movie will take you back to memorable music of the 1950's
        To leave the show, simply click on the red EXIT sign

Willow-1947-RedStallion The Willow was a movie theatre in Willowdale, Ontario, Canada, built in 1947 on the South-East corner of Yonge St. and Ellerslie Ave. At that time Willowdale was a growing suburb just north of Toronto's city limits. This area is now part of the North York region of Toronto.




    Click here to EXIT

The Willow was known for its modern architecture which featured a large block-glass entrance. Locals recall the around-the-block lines for its double-features, as it was one of the last Toronto-area theatres to run a double. It remained an independent theatre until its closure in 1987, when a Cineplex Odeon multi-screen was opened at Yonge Street and Shepherd Street about 2km (1.25 mi) south. The site is now a condominium.

Left picture below is a painting by Charles Dowson.   Vertical sign changed - Originally, that sign was more fancy in the shape of the lette P, probaably because it was part of the Premier Theatre chain.

1961 Elvis Blue Hawaii 1986 1987 Closed

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