Leroy Theater

66 Broad Street,
Pawtucket, RI 02860

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Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on March 31, 2005 at 2:57 pm

Here’s a 1948 photo of the Leroy. On screen is “The Snake Pit."
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Roland L.
Roland L. on March 28, 2005 at 7:30 pm

I would have to agree with other here and their comments. There is NOTHING in Pawtucket as far as theaters. I’ve been to the Darlton, Fairlawn, Strand and I think another one was Loew’s.

It is really very, very sad that the Leroy was torn down and for NO reason other than simplistic developers greed. It might have been a simple theater but it was beautifully elegant in its simplicity. I loved the Leroy Theater and neighboring Mullen’s Music.

I went to this theater about twice a month as a youngster during the 60’s and saw Woodstock the Movie there.

I also saw some concerts later on including the Monkees, Bread and England Dan and John Ford Cooley or something like that name.

That section of Pawtucket used to be very attractive at one time. Now there is nothing, absolutely nothing to offer.

Nostalgic point here. There use to be a stage theater across the street from the Leroy where they would have plays. I believe the site now holds a Social Security building.

mp775
mp775 on January 24, 2005 at 4:38 am

The entire movie “American Buffalo” was shot in a vacant storefront in the adjacent Fanning Block, which was demolished at the same time as the Leroy, and in the Times Square Restaurant (renamed Riverside Diner for the film) across the street.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on March 13, 2004 at 3:23 am

A scene from the 1996 film “American Buffalo”, directed by Rhode Islander Michael Corrente and starring Dustin Hoffman, was shot in front of the Leroy Theatre. I saw films in this beautiful theatre many times during the 1970s. It is a disgrace that the city of Pawtucket did not care enough to prevent the destruction of this wondrous place. Now Pawtucket has nothing, nothing at all. No more Capitol, Strand, Darlton, State, Broadway…and no more Leroy.