Graphic of a stylized eye from Scanners

Queen and Broadview

Videodrome (1983)
Exterior Street Scene
Queen and Broadview

This exterior shot of Queen Street East is instantly recognizable, with the Queen Street bridge in the background, as well as a shot of a red Toronto streetcar. By the 1980s, Toronto was one of the last North American municipalities to operate traditional streetcars as part of its transit system—there’s no hiding Toronto in Videodrome!

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A storefront on Queen Street East that was used as the location for Spectacular Optical. The shopfront of Spectacular Optical, the front for an evil corporation in Videodrome.

Videodrome, 1983
Courtesy of Universal Studios Licensing LLC
Max Renn (James Woods) meets Barry Convex (Leslie Carlson) on Queen St. E. in Videodrome. Max Renn (James Woods) crosses the street to meet Barry Convex (Leslie Carlson) in Videodrome.

Videodrome, 1983
Courtesy of Universal Studios Licensing LLC
This stretch of Queen St. E. was used as a location in Videodrome.This present-day photo of Queen St. W., looking West towards the Don River, makes it clear that Videodrome was filmed in Toronto.
Photographer: Neil Haapamaki
© TIFF
This storefront on Queen St. E. was used as a location in Videodrome.This present-day photo reveals 728 Queen St. E to be a benign bakery; far from the sinister location it was in Videodrome.

Photographer: Neil Haapamaki
© TIFF

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