The Rainbow Theatre, in Toronto, is that rare conjunction of a staff of young, savvy and sweet devotees, a fabulously appointed vehicle and movies that matter. Housed in a former deep underground parking lot across from the ancient St. Lawrence Market food emporium, it constitutes a challenge to industrial design on the order of maintaining the poetry of the produce on the screen, in face of flagging everydayness.
A not entirely perfect retrofit; but all the more conveying its heart.
Not even close to Diego Rivera, but some nice tries.
Do you know Wong Kar Wai’s Chungking Express? This little place is here to kindly remind you that you should.
Going way back to the silent era!
This scene spans Depression-Era deco on the walls and ceiling and 21st century Surrealism in the theatre and its sign, courtesy of Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight.
A poster betraying the fact that carefree fun was a job.
After seeing The Hateful Eight, you can browse amongst some of the genre factors in the foyer going into the hurricane you just saw slicing and dicing them.
Homage to an era when movies were new and stories were old.
“The Fleet’s In.” Were we ready?
Take a plunge!