Taylor, Nathan A., 1906-

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Taylor, Nathan A., 1906-

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Nathan (Nat) A. Taylor, film and theatre executive, was born on 26 May 1906 in Toronto, Ontario. He was educated at the Universty of Toronto and at Osgoode Hall Law School, graduating in 1930. Operating his first cinema in 1923, he was a pioneer in offering multiple film screenings simultaneously in the same building by subdividing the theatrical space. By 1979, Taylor founded Pan-Canadian Film Distributors Inc. with Garth Drabinsky, and as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cineplex Corporation opened the 18 screen Cineplex in Toronto's Eaton's Centre. Throughout his career, Taylor has founded or served in various capacities in cinema-related organizations such as the Motion Picture Theatre Owners Association of Ontario, Exhibitor's Co-operative Limited, Exhibitors Booking Association, Film Publications of Canada Ltd., Motion Pictures Theatres Association of Ontario and International Film Distributors Limited among others. He has been a president of the Canadian Picture Pioneers and has received both its Pioneer of the Year, and Pioneer Jubilee Awards.


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