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Ron Newman commented about Pi Alley 1-2 on Jul 28, 2004 at 6:14 pm

When Sack Theaters had a new Disney film to show, they usually put it into this theater.

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Ron Newman commented about Nickelodeon Cinemas on Jul 28, 2004 at 6:11 pm

The first Nickelodeon location was actually a reopening of an earlier cinema, Loew’s Abbey.

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Ron Newman commented about National Theatre on Jul 28, 2004 at 6:10 pm

This theater has been replaced by Atelier 505, which includes condominiums and two new live stages.

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Ron Newman commented about Boston Opera House on Jul 28, 2004 at 5:44 pm

It’s now open and it is still called the “Opera House”.

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Ron Newman commented about Boston Opera House on May 9, 2004 at 11:16 pm

The Lion King ads refer to this venue as the “Opera House”.

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Ron Newman commented about West End Cinema on May 6, 2004 at 4:02 pm

Yes, the West End ended its days as the ‘West End Pussycat’. The Stuart Theater, on Washington Street, also was a Pussycat in its final years. (Was this a national chain of adult theaters?)

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Ron Newman commented about Symphony Cinema I & II on May 6, 2004 at 4:00 pm

The Huntington occupies the next-door Boston University Theatre. I believe the Symphony Cinema was converted to back-office, back-stage, or rehersal space for the Huntington.

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Ron Newman commented about Stuart Theatre on May 6, 2004 at 3:59 pm

It’s now a McDonald’s.

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Ron Newman commented about State Theatre on May 6, 2004 at 3:58 pm

The Ritz-Carlton Towers complex now occupies the former site of this theatre.

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Ron Newman commented about Gary Theatre on May 6, 2004 at 3:50 pm

This theatre was torn down in order to build the State Transportation Building in the early 1980s.

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Ron Newman commented about Paramount Center on Feb 17, 2004 at 6:35 pm

Some time in the 1970s, I believe.

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Ron Newman commented about Boston Opera House on Feb 13, 2004 at 3:17 pm

Oops, I meant late fall of 2005. Anyway, there will be plenty of other shows in this theater besides the Lion King. Hopefully we’ll get some opera, too.

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Ron Newman commented about Boston Opera House on Feb 13, 2004 at 3:15 pm

Boston Ballet’s Nutcracker will move into this theater in the late fall of 2006.

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Ron Newman commented about Modern Theatre on Feb 4, 2004 at 2:33 pm

After it closed as the Mayflower porn movie house, it briefly repoened as the Modern to present live stage shows in the late 1970s – early 1980s. Sun Ra performed there.

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Ron Newman commented about RKO Boston Theatre on Jan 24, 2004 at 4:34 am

The Keith Memorial/Savoy/Opera House had a corridor on the other side of Mason Street leading to a second entrance (and marquee) on Tremont Street. This was demolished in the 1980s or early 90s to make way for the Parkside condominium building on Tremont.

Today’s Loews Boston Common multiplex cinema now stands on the former site of the Tremont/Astor Theatre.

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Ron Newman commented about Paramount Center on Jan 24, 2004 at 4:29 am

The marquee has been beautifully relit, and brings a welcome touch of neon to a formerly dreary part of Washington Street. But the entrance is still boarded up, and where the marquee should be announcing current and upcoming shows, it instead just says

RITZ-CARLTON HOTEL & TOWERS
URBAN LAND INSTITUTE AWARD WINNER

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Ron Newman commented about Coolidge Corner Theatre on Jan 24, 2004 at 4:18 am

The Coolidge now has a small video screening room in addition to the two cinema screens.

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Ron Newman commented about Exeter Street Theatre on Dec 22, 2003 at 9:48 pm

An article about the theatre, written in its “idealab!” days….

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Ron Newman commented about Zeiterion Theatre on Dec 16, 2003 at 5:35 am

The correct URL is now http://www.zeiterion.org/

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Ron Newman commented about Berklee Performance Center on Dec 12, 2003 at 4:51 pm

This page describes a Captain Beefheart show at the Fenway Theatre in 1972. It must have been one of the last events held there before Berklee bought it and began gutting it for renovation.

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Ron Newman commented about Berklee Performance Center on Dec 12, 2003 at 4:43 pm

URL is http://www.berkleebpc.com/ . (I thought I had included that when I submitted this theatre yesterday).

http://www.berkleebpc.com/history.html has some history of the theatre, and a couple of old photos.

The interior is now thoroughly modern, as shown in this photo and this one .

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Ron Newman commented about Orpheum Theatre on Dec 11, 2003 at 4:38 pm

The web site is now at http://boston.cc.com/orpheum.asp , and includes some history and photos.

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Ron Newman commented about Boston Opera House on Dec 11, 2003 at 4:33 pm

“The Lion King” reopens this house in July, 2004 (not May).

Until then, the status should be “Restoring”, not “Closed”.

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Ron Newman commented about Exeter Street Theatre on Dec 11, 2003 at 4:30 pm

There is currently a “Retail Space For Lease” sign on the front door.

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Ron Newman commented about Cutler Majestic Theatre on Dec 11, 2003 at 4:27 pm

Still owned by Emerson College, but now renamed “Cutler Majestic Theatre” after donors Ted and Joan Benard-Cutler.