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Toronto Amateur Movie Club

Alternate Name:

Toronto Movie Club

Year Founded:


Superceded By:

Toronto Film and Video Club


Toronto, Canada

Film Formats:

8mm, Super8, 16mm


Shots and Angles

Associated Filmmakers/People:

J. S. Grassick

Walker Lynch

A. Scott Moorhouse

Narcisse Pelletier

Dr. Charles E. Phillips

John W. Ruddell

Leslie P. Thatcher

Vern Whitnall

R. W. “Ted” Williamson, Jr.

Dr. A. I. Willinsky

Charles Devenish Woodley


PSA Journal, Nov. 1958, 46. PSA Journal, Oct. 1962, 33, 34. PSA Journal, Sept. 1964, 49. PSA Journal, Sept. 1965, 49. PSA Journal, Sept. 1971, 35. Archives Association of Ontario.

"Cine Section," Movie Makers, February 1933, p. 80: Toronto Camera Club has sponsored the formation of a cine section to serve the interests of amateur cinematographers; Leslie P. Thatcher a leading figure.

"More than 200 persons attended the recent organization meeting of the Toronto Amateur Movie Club held in the Royal York Hotel of that city, in Ontario, Canada. Sixty enthusiasts took out charter memberships at the gathering, which was conducted by S. F. D. Sampson, ACL, secretary of the organizing committee. Working with him in successfully launching a strong, new, amateur filming group were A. Ashton, ACL, A. L. Scott Moorhouse, ACL, E. F. O'Bryne, F. P. Boyce, T. A. MeGillivray and F. Taylor. Featured on the program of the opening meeting were Mighty Niagara, by Leslie Thatcher, ACL, of Toronto; Pipe Dreams, by Joseph Dephoure, ACL, and Edward Atkins, ACL, of the Boston Cinamateur Club; Life, by Harold B. Hutchings; a Dufaycolor film, by Mr. Moorhouse, and two professional sound on film reductions. "New in Toronto," Movie Makers, February 1935, p. 72.

Moore, James W. "Amateur Clubs," Movie Makers 10, no. 3 (1935): 116, 133:135

Select volumes of Shots and Angles: The Bulletin of the Toronto Amateur Movie Club (1936-1939) can be found here.

Associated Films:

This Side of Paradise


[Edwards Gardens]


Highwayman, The




Danger Men Working


TV You’ll see in 83’


Love in Bond$


Camera Clippings


Toronto’s Royal Day




Shots and Angles


Gift from Aunt Emily


Courriers T.M.C., The


At First Sight


Movie Club Visit to West Hill


Night at the Movies–1912, A




Surprise! Surprise! The Woodleys


French Without Words


Tired Traveller, The