Yorkville’s Cumberland Four Cinemas quietly closed following its last screening on Sunday evening. By Tuesday morning, news had spread that the theatre, beloved for its art-house repertoire and TIFF screenings, would be converted into an outlet for Nespresso, the Nestlé-owned maker of espresso machines that brew the drink from coffee capsules. Toronto tweeters were displeased.
@songscigarettes Goodbye Cumberland Theater, hello awful coffee.
@LemonElizabeth RIP Cumberland but we both know you could have let me in that Inbetweeners screening.
@mjwhigginson Sadness. From a quaint…err…slightly grungy cinema to a coffee-machine hawk shop? Doesn’t seem right. #RIPcumberland
@pwnny It sucks to have one less cinema open, but I had many bad movie patron experiences at the Cumberland. I won’t miss it.
@amuredda I’ll take 4 Nespressos, served in a bowler hat by the Nestle Quik bunny, who, like the rest of us, is a barista now.
@keller_jason Just learned the Cumberland went dark for good yesterday. Too bad, was a rare spot that didn’t devote itself to Hollywood blockbusters.
@danspeerin I miss the Cumberland already. On the bright side, no reason to wander into Yorkville now…
@johnsemley3000 “One Nespresso, please!”—nobody.