Eglinton Theatre is a 775-seat, single-screen
cinema located at 400 Eglinton Avenue
West in Toronto. It was made in the Art
Deco style and there are few (if any)
like it in the city and surrounding area.
The theatre opened in 1936, it was designed
by the architectural firm Kaplan and Sprachman,
and at the time its historically significant
art deco design has been a beloved mainstay
for Toronto filmgoers. In 1937 it won
the Governor General's architecture award
and was once considered the flagship of
the Famous Players Canadian theatre chain.
It is also listed as heritage property
by the City of Toronto because of its
unique architectural design. On September
11, 2001 the Ontario Human Rights Commission
(OHRC) ordered the Famous Players Theatre
chain to make the Eglinton Theatre wheelchair
accessible. As of 2002 the theatre is
being renovated into a rental hall for
special events and renamed will be renamed
the "Eglinton Grand."