Comments from Ron Newman

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Ron Newman
Ron Newman commented about Methuen Memorial Music Hall on Oct 14, 2010 at 4:07 pm

How often are movies shown here? I looked at the website but didn’t see any listed for this year.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman commented about Modern Theatre on Oct 14, 2010 at 12:30 pm

I posted a link to a November 4 event earlier in this thread:

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Ron Newman commented about Clinton Theatre on Oct 10, 2010 at 5:52 pm

Let’s hope so. If an old neighborhood theatre is to be saved for arts use anywhere in Columbus, surely it can be in Clintonville?

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Ron Newman commented about Billy Wilder Theater on Oct 9, 2010 at 8:42 am

That doesn’t seem to be listed here. Would you like to add it?

Ron Newman
Ron Newman commented about Billy Wilder Theater on Oct 8, 2010 at 6:54 pm

Where did UCLA FIlm & Television Archive hold their public screenings before this theatre opened?

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Ron Newman commented about Carolina Union Student Center Campus Cinema-UNC-CH on Oct 8, 2010 at 5:39 pm

I’m not sure this kind of operation really belongs in CinemaTreasures. How do others feel?

Ron Newman
Ron Newman commented about C. Walsh Theatre on Oct 8, 2010 at 7:38 am

http://www.suffolk.edu/college/22887.html says that the C. Walsh theatre has 399 seats.

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Ron Newman commented about Modern Theatre on Oct 7, 2010 at 8:13 pm

One difference between this situation and all of the others mentioned in that thread: the new theatre here will have the same name as the demolished one. In the other cases, the new theatres behind the old facades didn’t continue to have the names Harris, Selwyn, Henry Miller, etc.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman commented about C. Walsh Theatre on Oct 7, 2010 at 2:38 pm

Does this really have 1100 seats? That is much much bigger than what I remember.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman commented about Modern Theatre on Oct 7, 2010 at 12:57 pm

Sounds good to me. As I mentioned in my comment of October 4, the new Modern will show movies. So we’ll need to create a new page for it, with a link back to this one.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman commented about C. Walsh Theatre on Oct 7, 2010 at 11:28 am

Here is Suffolk University’s official web page for the C. Walsh Theatre, with an extensive history of various performers and speakers who have appeared there.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman commented about C. Walsh Theatre on Oct 7, 2010 at 11:02 am

According to an article in today’s Herald, Suffolk University is considering selling its Beacon Hill buildings, including the one that contains this theatre. Would a new owner keep this theatre intact and open?

Ron Newman
Ron Newman commented about Simons IMAX Theatre at the New England Aquarium on Oct 7, 2010 at 10:51 am

This was Boston’s second IMAX screen. The first was the Museum of Science’s Mugar Omni Theater, which I just now added to this website.

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Ron Newman commented about Copley Place Cinemas on Oct 7, 2010 at 9:17 am

Several comments above mentioned the Institute of Contemporary Art, its temporary use of one screen at Copley Place, and the ICA’s old theatre on Boylston Street. In 2006, the ICA moved to a beautiful new building on Fan Pier, including a steeply raked theatre used for both live performances and movies. I’ve added it to CinemaTreasures, as the Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater at the ICA.

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Ron Newman commented about Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater at the ICA on Oct 7, 2010 at 9:13 am

The ICA was previously located in a converted police station at 955 Boylston Street. The old ICA contained a small theatre, sometimes used to present movies. But that room had almost no raking, and it was nearly impossible to read movie subtitles over the heads of people in front of you.

Before that, the ICA presented movies during 1984 and 1985 on one screen of the Copley Place Cinemas.

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Ron Newman commented about Modern Theatre on Oct 6, 2010 at 8:13 pm

I see Cinema Treasures has changed the status again to ‘Closed/Demolished’. When the new theatre opens, should we create a brand-new page (which won’t have any of this discussion on it), or just change the status here back to ‘Open’ ?

Ron Newman
Ron Newman commented about Center Cinema on Oct 6, 2010 at 11:59 am

This page says that it belongs to the Cape Verdean Association in New Bedford who are turning it into a community center.

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Ron Newman commented about Old Howard Casino Theatre on Oct 6, 2010 at 11:28 am

Ron, this Globe movie page from October 1959 (linked from this blog entry) has an ad for the ‘OLD HOWARD CASINO THEATRE’.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman commented about Boston Opera House on Oct 6, 2010 at 10:54 am

Ron, this Globe movie page from October 1959 (linked from this blog entry) has an ad calling it “RKO KEITH’S Memorial”, with the apostrophe.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman commented about Smodcastle on Oct 5, 2010 at 11:10 am

What does the name of this venue mean?

Ron Newman
Ron Newman commented about Modern Theatre on Oct 4, 2010 at 4:53 pm

According to http://www.suffolk.edu/modern_theatre/index.html , Suffolk’s programming of the Modern Theatre will include movies, as well as ‘conversations’ (lectures) and live performances. DocYard Productions will move their documentary series here from the Brattle Theatre, and Actors' Shakespeare Project will produce Antony and Cleopatra next spring.

The page also says that “selected interior elements are being restored and re-installed”, including a “decorative frieze that formerly covered an "acoustic hole built into the three-story wooden proscenium wall.”

Ron Newman
Ron Newman commented about Newport Music Hall on Oct 4, 2010 at 2:40 pm

This Chicago Sun-Times travel article says “Built in 1923, the Newport Music Hall is the longest continually running rock venue in the country” … which is a strange-sounding way to put it!

Ron Newman
Ron Newman commented about Crest Theatre on Oct 2, 2010 at 7:24 pm

I remember Westwood of the early 80’s — it reminded me of Harvard Square in Cambridge. UCLA hasn’t moved anywhere, so where do the students shop and eat now?

Ron Newman
Ron Newman commented about Crest Theatre on Oct 2, 2010 at 6:30 pm

Given that this is the primary commercial district next to a huge mostly-residential university, I don’t understand why it isn’t busy and full of people. Can’t the students along support it enough to make it lively again?

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Ron Newman commented about Symphony Hall on Sep 29, 2010 at 1:30 pm

Glad to hear this. I worried that this event would disappear with WCRB’s sale to WGBH.