Cate Enterprises & Boston Theatres (c. 1970s)

posted by pmont on August 8, 2008 at 4:35 am

Curious to know if anyone knows anything about Cate Enterprises. I came across a Film Comment article from 1979 (“Alls not Welles that Ends Welles,” by Sam Lasoff) that says this “Massachusetts realty trust” bought the Welles sometime after 1976, as well as a bunch of other theatres in New England (including those formerly belonging to Boston’s Esquire chain) totaling 33 (between MA, NH, and NY) & showing “everything from gay, skin, and blaxploitation to first-run American and foreign movies.”

Anyone know how long these guys were in the Boston film scene? Which theatres they owned?

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