A month ago, Torontoist brought you “Great News About the Revue Cinema”—remember? We’re not the type to leave our readers hanging, so we have an update!
The ever-optimistic Revue Film Society released the following on July 9th:
“Realtor Matt Mysak has a challenge for fellow real estate agents in the High Park area: Match my donation. Mysak has contributed $2,000 to the campaign to save the Revue Cinema on Roncesvalles Ave. ‘I consider it a landmark building in our area,’ said Mysak… ‘All of the real estate agents who enjoy movies and love the area we live in, I think all of them should contribute. It’s always nice to give and not just to take.'”
We at Torontoist second Mr. Mysak’s opinion, and are even so bold as to encourage non–real estate agents to contribute. Rep cinema houses are a precious natural resource, and as last year’s heroic re-opening of the Royal proved, they can rise from the ashes…but the Revue needs your help!
Many local businesses in the Roncesvalles area have already made generous donations, and if you’d like to contribute, visit the Revue Film Society’s site, or mail a cheque to 365 Roncesvalles, Box 139, Toronto, M6R 2M8. The magic number necessary for the Revue’s rebirth is $60,000 by summer’s end, and thus far $22,000 has been raised.
Business and programming plans are already underway, with the ultimate goal being a theatre that offers “an experience as diverse and dynamic as our community.” And as west-enders know, that’s pretty dynamic. For now, Torontoist waits, with bated breath and fingers crossed, for an eventual reopened Revue.
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