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More coverage of the proposed hotel development is at Brookline Patch: Part of New Cleveland Circle Hotel Would Fall on Brookline Land
Many earlier comments about this cinema are on the page of the nearby (and separate) Stoneham Theatre.
I can’t remember for sure — after GCC got rid of this, was it called Stoneham Flick for a while?
Chestnut Hill is still AMC. The rumored sale did not occur.
Thanks for all of your efforts!
One suggestion – could you give us the ability to subscribe to comments on a theatre without adding our own comments?
I believe this opened as a Hoyts Cinema.
And to complicate things further, this theatre is not to be confused with the later Broadway Theatre that opened in 1915, further east down the hlil, and still stands today.
According to David Guss, this theatre changed its name to Winter Hill Theatre in 1922 before finally closing in 1927. It is not to be confused with an earlier Winter Hill Theatre nearby.
Probably refers to Pearson’s Perfect Pictures theatre, whose name was changed to Winter Hill in 1922 before it closed in 1927. See David Guss’s photo essay here.
According to John Roderick, who provided the Facebook photo sets, the rail line through Davis occasionally saw passenger trains when the Fitchburg main line was closed due to flooding or construction.
Some small commercial buildings that used to be attached to the railroad side of the theatre were demolished for the Red Line. One of them contained a Mexican restaurant called La Pinata.
If you can log in to Facebook, you will find more photos of old Davis Square (including the theatre and the railroad tracks) here and here.
Presumably so that you spend 2 hours shopping in the flea market before you go to a movie.
The track ran across Holland Street right where the Red Line entrance is now, through what’s now the plaza in the middle of Davis Square, and across College Ave. right where that Red Line entrance is now (then down what’s now the busway and Community Path going east).
Here are a 1956 photo and a 1976 photo for comparison — note that the attached jewelry shop (now demolished) is in both photos.
Why was the architect’s name of this theatre changed to Funk & Wilcox? I don’t see anything in any of the comments saying that the Lancaster was designed by them.
Up until some time in the 1980s there was a very strange ‘North Station Cinema’ triplex, with two screens on one street and the third on a parallel street. (I think Friend and Portland streets?) All of the screens were porn theatres by the late 1970s, and I doubt they ever were anything else, but I could be wrong.
Ian, where was it in the old North Station, and what was it used for by the time the station (and Boston Garden) were demolished?
I don’t know why the Strand Theatre’s web address keeps changing, but now it’s http://strandboston.com/ .
Is the excavation to build the State House Annex?
Is that excavation for the State House Annex?
Don, are these two theatres in use now?
For the first time I can remember, Black Nativity will not be performed at Tremont Temple this December. Instead of twelve shows at Tremont Temple, there will be only four at Northeastern University. I don’t know why.
Bill, this was a triplex pretty much from the beginning. The two small cinemas downstairs were not subdivided from the main screen above.
Several sources online say that Seven Brides for Seven Brothers had a 70mm re-release starting in 1968, but I can’t find any reference to a 70mm release of The Girl Can’t Help It
Are any screenings here open to the general public?
Wow – congratulations, Ian!
Where did the old seats go?