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Events Guide: Silent Film returns to the Music Hall

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WHAT: Music Hall’s 90th anniversary, featuring silent film Dollars and Sense
WHEN: Tuesday, August 18, 2009. Doors open at 7:00pm, plaque presentation at 7:30pm, silent film (1hr) at 8:oopm
WHERE: Music Hall, 147 Danforth Avenue (east of Broadview).
HOW MUCH: $1 (available at the door or in advance at Music Hall box office)
WEBSITE: Heritage Toronto Plaque Presentation

Ninety years to the day, relive the opening of this rare surviving theatre of the Allen family theatre chain — a “super-suburban, photo-play palace” on the Danforth. After a brief commemorative Heritage Toronto plaque ceremony, enjoy the rarely seen silent film, “Dollars and Sense,” featuring Madge Kennedy, the star of the theatre’s 1919 opening night film, with live piano accompaniment.

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Photo from the Toronto Archives (Fonds 1231, File 1231, Item 712)



  1. I used to live on Marlborough Avenue in the 60s and 70s. There was a very good restaurant just west of Yonge St. on the south side. Can anyone remember the name of the restaurant? It’s driving me crazy.

  2. Hey Chris: I used to live next door to you in the 80s. I think the restaurant you’re thinking of was called Troys. Hope all’s well. Cheers