Bloor Cinema: The Doc

One of the biggest independent theatres in Canada gets the star treatment in documentary


While many of the city’s historic theatres have closed its doors or were reincarnated into something else completely, The Bloor Cinema has endured, becoming the go-to spot to see anything classic or cult.

From a Vaudeville theatre in the early 1900s, to a porn theatre in the 70s, the annex’s Bloor Cinema has one hell of a storied past. And to celebrate the theatre’s centennial in 2005, filmmakers Robin Sharp and Peter Kuplowsky had put together a funny, deeply-detailed doc worthy of The Bloor’s legacy.

The documentary, simply called The Bloor, premiered to a full house four years ago, and later won an honourable mention at the 2006 YoungCuts Film Festival and received Best Documentary honours at the 2007 UofT Film Festival.

The Bloor can now been seen in its entirety on YouTube. Relive the numerous fires, name changes, “wild” and “crazy” sex stories and more.

The Bloor, Part 1:

The Bloor, Part 2:

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