This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Revue Cinema, a beloved Roncesvalles community landmark and Toronto rep cinema. Not to be outdone, the Fox Theatre turns 100 next year! What better way to celebrate than a wee festival to commemorate the good times. Rep Revival busts out an all-new (old) lineup of favourites to grace the big screen once again.
The Revue’s program is this week (June 15 to 21), but if you miss it, don’t worry; the Fox is running theirs next week, from June 22 to 28, 2012. The Rep Revival is a celebration of repertory cinemas and their influence on how we watch movies. The rep cinemas were the first to screen films other than new releases, a trend that paved the way for video rentals and at-home movie watching. From classics new and old, generally loved or appreciated by a small and mighty select few, the Revival has a pretty intriguing schedule, fit for our diverse city of film lovers. Marching out Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Rear Window with Star Trek II: Wrath of the Khan and A Clockwork Orange, Ghostbusters, and Back to the Future, I think you can see where I’m going with the diversity of this festival.
It’s all going down at the Revue Cinema (400 Roncesvalles Ave) until June 21, and at the Fox Theatre (2236 Queen St. E) from Friday, June 22 to Thursday, June 28. Check out their websites for the full schedules and further details.
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