Efforts launched to reopen the former State Theatre in Stoughton

posted by CSWalczak on March 15, 2011 at 8:45 am

STOUGHTON, MA — A concert on March 26 will be the initial event to raise funds to restore and reopen the 1927 State Theatre here, most recently known as the Stoughton Cinema Pub. The theater closed in 2007, and the current owner apparently indicated a desire to tear it down for a parking lot. It is estimated that at least a quarter of a million dollars will be needed to restore the theater to a usable condition.

Most recently known as the Stoughton Cinema Pub, the theater closed in December 2007, just six days shy of its 80th birthday.

“Once that closed, the rest of the remaining downtown started dying with it,” Mutascio said, adding that reopening the theater could help revitalize the downtown.

The full article about the restoration effort, including a vintage photo, appeared at Boston.com.

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Ron Newman
Ron Newman on March 15, 2011 at 12:06 pm

It says “The previous owner had planned to demolish the theater and replace it with a parking lot.” Not the current owner.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on March 15, 2011 at 3:25 pm

Thanks for noting that.

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