Sunday, September 13, 2015

Picadilly Theatre, Williamsburg, Ontario

I saw the The 7 Faces of Dr. Lao there in about 1976 as part of a festival. It had stopped showing films on a regular basis in 1959 according to Earl McRae. Interesting history - there was a 'miracle' foot doctor living there in the early part of the 20th century who drew large numbers of people to the small town of Williamsburg, Ontario. A wounded World War I vet decided to open a cinema and named it after Picadilly Circus, which was near the hospital he stayed at in London. Sadly, the sign is falling apart but the owner has declined to sell it. Keith Stata, who collects movie memorabilia at his Highlander Cinemas, told me he's tried to buy it.

About 1990:

About 1995:

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