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Bathurst and Adelaide

Videodrome (1983)
Interior and Exterior at the Cathode Ray Mission
Bathurst and Adelaide

The building which is now home to Factory Theatre at Bathurst and Adelaide stands-in for The Cathode Ray Mission, where the homeless are offered a slightly unusual fare of charity: food, shelter, and endless TV viewing. The familiar yellow-bricked facade of this historical building can be seen in this exterior shot. The interior of the theatre can also be seen in several shots.

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  • A sign for the Cathode Ray Mission was hung on this Toronto building in Videodrome.
  • This Toronto building served as the location for the Cathode Ray Mission in Videodrome.
  • This building at Bathurst St. and Adelaide St. W. was used as a location in Videodrome.
A sign for the Cathode Ray Mission was hung on this Toronto building in Videodrome.The sign for the fictional Cathode Ray Mission from Videodrome, featuring the Sacred Heart symbol from Christian tradition.

Videodrome, 1983
Courtesy of Universal Studios Licensing LLC
This Toronto building served as the location for the Cathode Ray Mission in Videodrome.  The Cathode Ray Mission as seen at night, when Max Renn (James Woods) breaks in to confront Bianca O’Blivion in Videodrome.

Videodrome, 1983
Courtesy of Universal Studios Licensing LLC
This building at Bathurst St. and Adelaide St. W. was used as a location in Videodrome.In this present-day image, the Cathode Ray Mission from Videodrome is revealed to be The Factory Theatre on Bathurst St.

Photographer: Jordan Bowden
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