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Ron Newman commented about Fine Arts Theatre on Oct 29, 2010 at 5:29 pm

The book Maynard, Massachusetts: A House in the Village, by Jan Voogd, says that the Fine Arts opened in 1949.

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Ron Newman commented about Modern Theatre on Oct 29, 2010 at 1:13 pm

The Modern and neighboring Paramount will be used as venues for First Night on New Year’s Eve, according to HubArts.com.

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Ron Newman commented about Paramount Center on Oct 29, 2010 at 1:12 pm

The Paramount and neighboring Modern will be used as venues for First Night on New Year’s Eve, according to HubArts.com.

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Ron Newman commented about Paramount Center on Oct 29, 2010 at 4:08 am

Is the front-to-back distance longer or shorter in the new theatre?

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Ron Newman commented about Clinton Theatre on Oct 28, 2010 at 2:56 am

What are they tearing it down in order to build here?

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Ron Newman commented about Huffington Post lists 10 most beautiful US theaters on Oct 26, 2010 at 11:07 pm

They don’t give any clue whatsoever as to what criteria they used to compile their list.

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Ron Newman commented about Gary Theatre on Oct 26, 2010 at 2:17 am

Why would someone picket ‘Oh, God’ ?

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Ron Newman commented about Gary Theatre on Oct 24, 2010 at 9:43 pm

That film actually got the theatre picketed, if I recall correctly.

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Ron Newman commented about Modern Theatre on Oct 24, 2010 at 6:43 pm

Some photos of the fully restored and unveiled façade here:

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Notably, the theatre has a brand-new (but old-fashioned looking) vertical sign.

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Ron Newman commented about Southern Theatre on Oct 24, 2010 at 4:17 am

how did it get reduced by half?

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Ron Newman commented about Clinton Theatre on Oct 23, 2010 at 10:31 pm

say more about that please?

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Ron Newman commented about Parsons Theatre on Oct 22, 2010 at 6:19 pm

Where did you find the 1935 date?

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Ron Newman commented about Ideal Theater on Oct 20, 2010 at 8:23 pm

This page has a photo of the building in its current state as a private home.

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Ron Newman commented about Modern Theatre on Oct 20, 2010 at 2:57 am

The Suffolk press office e-mailed me back and confirmed that the open house is from noon to 6 pm on November 5. (Not much good for working people, unfortunately.)

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Ron Newman commented about Modern Theatre on Oct 19, 2010 at 11:23 pm

I found the Downtown Crossing newsletter here. I’m e-mailing them (and Suffolk) to ask about the discrepancy.

It also says that the Boston Preservation Alliance will hold its 2010 Preservation Achievement Awards this Thursday, October 21 at 5:30 pm at the “newly restored Modern Theatre”. One of the honorees will be the neighboring Paramount Center. The event is sold out.

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Ron Newman commented about Modern Theatre on Oct 19, 2010 at 7:04 pm

Suffolk University’s press release is also here and says noon to 6 pm. Where can I find the Downtown Crossing Association announcement?

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Ron Newman commented about LIttle Art Theatre on Oct 19, 2010 at 3:33 pm

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the Little Art and the New Paris (formelry Parsons) theatre ran very similar advertising in the Columbus Dispatch and the Citizen-Journal. Usually the film advertised in one theatre would show up in the other theatre’s ad the following week. So I assume they were under joint ownership.

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Ron Newman commented about Parsons Theatre on Oct 19, 2010 at 3:33 pm

I added a page here for the Little Art Theatre.

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Ron Newman commented about University Theater on Oct 19, 2010 at 3:32 pm

The University Theatre and other OSU-area movie theatres are described on this page: University District History: 100 Years of University District Theatres

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Ron Newman commented about Newport Music Hall on Oct 19, 2010 at 3:31 pm

The State and other OSU-area movie theatres are described on this page: University District History: 100 Years of University District Theatres

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Ron Newman commented about Hudson Theatre on Oct 19, 2010 at 3:30 pm

The Hudson and other OSU-area movie theatres are described on this page: University District History: 100 Years of University District Theatres

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Ron Newman commented about Garden Theatre on Oct 19, 2010 at 3:30 pm

The Garden and other OSU-area movie theatres are described on this page: University District History: 100 Years of University District Theatres. The page says that the theatre actually contained an indoor garden.

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Ron Newman commented about World Theater on Oct 19, 2010 at 3:28 pm

I added a page here for the Little Art Theatre.

The World and other OSU-area movie theatres are described on this page: University District History: 100 Years of University District Theatres

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Ron Newman commented about Modern Theatre on Oct 18, 2010 at 11:32 pm

I found this press release from a Google Blog search, but don’t see anything like it on Suffolk’s own web site:

Modern Theatre to Open 11/5
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…The University will welcome the general public to the new Modern Theatre during a Friday, Nov. 5, 2010 community open house, part of a two-day grand opening that begins with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 4, for invited guests. Mayor Thomas M. Menino, who has supported the University’s preservation efforts and whose vision for the revitalization of Boston’s Theater District has become a reality, will be the guest speaker….

The CBT architectural firm designed the new jewel-box theater and residence hall in harmony with the restored Modern Theatre facade, which was rebuilt in the exact spot where it previously stood.

The interior of the theater also draws on the original. Tony-award-winning theater scene painter and designer John Lee Beatty created a mural design for the stage house walls, inspired by colors and themes from the earlier theater.

Meanwhile, the first exhibit in the lobby gallery will feature artifacts from the original movie house, vintage photographs of the building, and images of the movie posters and Hollywood stars once featured there.

Modern performances will include a reading by F. Murray Abraham of The Last Will and the Actors' Shakespeare Project’s production of Antony and Cleopatra, featuring Paula Plum.

The theater will host a documentary film series with DocYard Productions, and its Conversations lineup includes comedian Lewis Black, Daily Beast political journalist Peter Beinart, author and columnist James Carroll, psychiatrist-author Robert Jay Lifton, and author Maxine Hong Kingston.

The grand opening celebration will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5 with a community open house featuring tours of the lobby gallery and theater, and original site specific entertainment as part of the tour.
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Ron Newman commented about Parsons Theatre on Oct 17, 2010 at 10:15 pm

We don’t have a listing for the Airport Drive-In either. Can you add that one as well?