A week ago last week the Toronto Star carried the following headline and byline;
Revue Cinema rescued The story concerns ex-pat Danny Mullin who has been in Canada since 1959 and owns a substantial real estate portfolio in Toronto. His properties include the theatre on Roncesvalles Avenue which opened in 1912 and lays claim to being one of Canada's oldest cinemas.
Closed theatre bought by
working-class hero from
Liverpool, who lets
film society take over.
Mullin, 79, came to Canada from his home town of Liverpool, in 1959 but still has a "Scouse" accent you could cut with a knife. Describing how he met his wife Mullins, who was a bartender at the U of T faculty club says "I gave her the auld Scouse wink and told her I will marry her. She didin't know what hit her."
Mullins, who was a docker in his native Liverpool and worked a 52 hour week has in his years in Canada been a waiter, bartender, garbage collecter and a cleaner.
I have since learned that Danny Mullin was from Hunter Street and lived facing Charlie Evan's stables a few doors down from Rose Place, the street of my birth.