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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
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
…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.
We don’t have a listing for the Airport Drive-In either. Can you add that one as well?
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.
is the ‘CBS Partnership’ somehow related to the TV and radio networks?
My recollection is that the Dispatch stopped running ads for X-rated movies but the Citizen-Journal continued carrying them.
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?
Do you have a street address for this? What is now on the site?
How often are movies shown here? I looked at the website but didn’t see any listed for this year.
I posted a link to a November 4 event earlier in this thread:
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?
That doesn’t seem to be listed here. Would you like to add it?
Where did UCLA FIlm & Television Archive hold their public screenings before this theatre opened?
I’m not sure this kind of operation really belongs in CinemaTreasures. How do others feel?
http://www.suffolk.edu/college/22887.html says that the C. Walsh theatre has 399 seats.
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.
Does this really have 1100 seats? That is much much bigger than what I remember.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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’ ?
This page says that it belongs to the Cape Verdean Association in New Bedford who are turning it into a community center.