Boston Mayor Favors Destroying Gayety Theatre
posted by Gerald A. DeLuca on October 19, 2004 at 8:22 am
BOSTON, MA — Boston’s mayor is actively supporting a plan to tear down one of the city’s most significant historic theatres and cultural landmarks to replace it with a luxury apartment building.
The Gayety (alternately spelled Gaiety) has been shuttered for years and last operated under the name of the E.M. Loew’s Publix.
Read the full story on the Boston Phoenix website.
And the Saga continues! (Long article)
Gerald: I just found the http site that you have provided CT members. There is much to read, but do hope this theatre can be saved! Sounds like another ego-driven Mayor who wants to see progress for his city and not another theatre restoration. So very sad. I attended college in Boston and don’t recall the Gayety back in the 60’s, but then again my interest wasn’t old theatres at the time…it sure is now though! Fellow CT member, Bill of South Bend informed me of the Gayety Theatre story so I stopped by to learn and to leave my comment(s). Bill has posted about the Tivoli Theatre in Mishawaka Indiana whose Mayor felt that their theatre should be demolished! And to think that it was once on the National Historic Registry yet it couldn’t be saved with that distinction! :–(
I can’t seem to find a separate theatre page devoted to the Gayety Theatre so perhaps there isn’t one at this time and should be?
Patsy, it’s listed as the Publix, its last name as a movie theatre.
Gaiety Theatre website…www.gaietyboston.com