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Ron Newman
Ron Newman commented about Parsons Theatre on Oct 22, 2010 at 10:19 am

Where did you find the 1935 date?

Ron Newman
Ron Newman commented about Ideal Theater on Oct 20, 2010 at 12:23 pm

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

Ron Newman
Ron Newman commented about Modern Theatre on Oct 19, 2010 at 6:57 pm

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.)

Ron Newman
Ron Newman commented about Modern Theatre on Oct 19, 2010 at 3:23 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.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman commented about Modern Theatre on Oct 19, 2010 at 11:04 am

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

Ron Newman
Ron Newman commented about LIttle Art Theatre on Oct 19, 2010 at 7:33 am

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.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman commented about Parsons Theatre on Oct 19, 2010 at 7:33 am

I added a page here for the Little Art Theatre.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman commented about University Theater on Oct 19, 2010 at 7:32 am

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

Ron Newman
Ron Newman commented about Newport Music Hall on Oct 19, 2010 at 7:31 am

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

Ron Newman
Ron Newman commented about Hudson Theatre on Oct 19, 2010 at 7:30 am

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

Ron Newman
Ron Newman commented about Garden Theatre on Oct 19, 2010 at 7:30 am

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.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman commented about World Theater on Oct 19, 2010 at 7:28 am

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

Ron Newman
Ron Newman commented about Modern Theatre on Oct 18, 2010 at 3:32 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
Ron Newman commented about Parsons Theatre on Oct 17, 2010 at 2:15 pm

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

Ron Newman
Ron Newman commented about Parsons Theatre on Oct 17, 2010 at 1:56 pm

The X-rated ads I remember seeing in the Dispatch and C-J were for the Little Art, New Paris, Livingston Art, Adult Theatre (yep, that was its name), Garden, Bexley, and World. All of these are listed here except for the Little Art, which was on North High Street. Can you add it?

The Little Art and the New Paris ran similar-looking ads, with the same movies moving over from one house to the other after a week.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman commented about Parsons Theatre on Oct 17, 2010 at 12:39 pm

is the ‘CBS Partnership’ somehow related to the TV and radio networks?

Ron Newman
Ron Newman commented about Parsons Theatre on Oct 17, 2010 at 12:36 pm

My recollection is that the Dispatch stopped running ads for X-rated movies but the Citizen-Journal continued carrying them.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman commented about Parsons Theatre on Oct 17, 2010 at 4:03 am

In the late 1960s and early 70s, I recall newspaper ads for the ‘New Paris Cinema’ on Parsons Ave. which showed X-rated movies. Was this the same place?

Ron Newman
Ron Newman commented about Parsons Theatre on Oct 16, 2010 at 7:43 pm

Do you have a street address for this? What is now on the site?

Ron Newman
Ron Newman commented about Methuen Memorial Music Hall on Oct 14, 2010 at 2:07 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 10:30 am

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

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Ron Newman
Ron Newman commented about Clinton Theatre on Oct 10, 2010 at 3:52 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?

Ron Newman
Ron Newman commented about Billy Wilder Theater on Oct 9, 2010 at 6:42 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 4:54 pm

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

Ron Newman
Ron Newman commented about Carolina Union Student Center Campus Cinema-UNC-CH on Oct 8, 2010 at 3:39 pm

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