Sunday, June 14, 2009
The Eglinton Theatre designed by Kaplan and Sprachman opened in 1936 but like so many beautiful Art Deco cinemas it could not survive the onslaughts of television, videos and dvds.
Today it operates as The Eglinton Grand, a reception centre. The raked seating has been removed and the floor levels in the stalls and balcony areas levelled off providing a large area for tables with overlooking bar areas.
Many of the original features have been retained inside the former cinema including these stunning pendant lights in the main auditorium.