May 17, 2009


Bonita Theatre in Toronto, 1933-1964

Unfortunately, I don't have a photo of how the Bonita looked between 1933 and 1964, but I took this photo a few years ago:


Bonita (now called Gerrard Cinema)
1035 Gerrard East, Toronto, Ontario
Opened 1933 and closed in 1964
Harry Lester owned the Bonita, which had 542 seats

clipping from:
"Scholarship and Sports Furthered by Exhibitor Toronto Ten medals are being offered by Harry Lester, owner of the Bonita Theatre in this city, to constitute awards to the ten highest ranking scholars in the five schools in the area adjacent to his theatre, to stimulate scholarship among the pupils. Lester also is tying into the social life of his community by sponsoring a senior Softball team and cooperating with other sport activities in the neighborhood schools. Needless to say, his popularity has made his theatre a mecca for a regular legion of youngsters in that section of the city."

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