A MOVIE HOUSE HEAVEN, HERE IN TOWN!

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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.   

 

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A not entirely perfect retrofit; but all the more conveying its heart.

 

 

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Not even close to Diego Rivera, but some nice tries.

 

 

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Do you know Wong Kar Wai’s Chungking Express? This little place is here to kindly remind you that you should.

 

 

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Going way back to the silent era!

 

 

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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.

 

 

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A poster betraying the fact that carefree fun was a job.

 

 

IMG_0290Before the show, a flood of atmosphere!

 

 

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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.

 

 

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Homage to an era when movies were new and stories were old.

 

 

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“The Fleet’s In.” Were we ready?

 

 

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Take a plunge!

 

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