Graphic of a stylized eye from Scanners

King and Strachan

Videodrome (1983)
Exterior Classic Hotel
King and Strachan

The Palace Arms on King Street West stands-in for the seedy Classic Hotel, in which Civic TV president Max Renn (James Woods) meets with Japanese soft-core pornography producers, in an effort to find a “tough” new kind of programming that will “break through” to audiences. Unfortunately for Hiroshima Video, Max concludes that their porn is “too soft.”

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  • This Toronto building was used as the location for The Classic Hotel in Videodrome.
  • The Palace Arms Hotel on King St. W. at Strachan was used as a location in Videodrome.
This Toronto building was used as the location for The Classic Hotel in Videodrome.Max Renn (James Woods) meets with Japanese television executives at The Classic Hotel in Videodrome.

Videodrome, 1983
Courtesy of Universal Studios Licensing LLC
The Palace Arms Hotel on King St. W. at Strachan was used as a location in Videodrome.In this present-day photo, The Classic Hotel from Videodrome is revealed as The Palace Arms Hotel on King St. W. at Strachan.

Photographer: Jordan Bowden
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