Behind the Bohemian Embassy at T.U.C.

The Toronto Underground Cinema is hosting a screening this coming Monday, July 12th, of Behind the Bohemian Embassy. This documentary concerns the Bohemian Embassy, a major Toronto centre for poetry and folk music during the early to mid sixties, and a spiritual home to performers including Atwood and The Gordfather. The B.E. is something that I’ve heard older Toronto poets whisper about for many years now, like raw sugar and one dollar bills, but I’ve only limited concrete knowledge of the place. Getting anywhere at 7pm on a Monday is pretty tough for me, but I’m going to make an effort. Do I have any fellow travellers? C’mon, this is your history, folks!

The Toronto Underground Cinema lists their directions as follows: We are located at the basement level of 186 Spadina Avenue, just north of Queen Street West. The building is located on the west side of the street. Our theatre can be accessed through both entrances of the building at Spadina Avenue and at Cameron Street. Just follow the signs.

Admission to the film is FREE(!). Thanks to Heather Cadsby for bringing news of this screening to my mailbox. If you want to hang around after the first feature, the TUC is showing the pretty awesome graffiti documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop at 9:30.

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One Comment on “Behind the Bohemian Embassy at T.U.C.”


  1. The Bohemian Embassy is back! Our next event is Sat. Nov. 13, featuring Honey Novick and Michal Hasek.

    Check us out at:

    bohemianembassy.wordpress.com


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