Park Square Cinema

31 St. James Avenue,
Boston, MA 02116

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Ron Newman
Ron Newman on November 8, 2004 at 11:41 am

The building containing this cinema was not called the ‘Statler Building’.

The Statler Office Building is across Arlington Street, and is part of the Park Plaza Hotel (which was originally a Statler Hilton).

brcleve on November 8, 2004 at 10:46 am

I think that was the Statler Building. It was across from the bus terminal. I remember seeing revivals there in the 70’s. The Park Plaza building had the WEZE radio station that Richard is refering to. The Playboy Club and the Tedy Bear Lounge were across the street.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on August 6, 2004 at 1:30 pm

Richard, it was in the building at the beginning of St. James Avenue, near the corner of Arlington. The building is located directly across from the former intercity bus station. It was not part of the Park Plaza building which is across Arlington. The cinema was on the first floor corridor. So, if you are walking up St. James, enter right, turn left on the long corridor filled with shops; cinema would have been immediately on the right, entered via a turnstile at the small ticket-window, I believe. Could that be the “Statler Building?” I’m not sure. I’m from Providence. I remember I could take a Bonanza bus to Boston, walk across the street from the station and be right there.

dickdziadzio on August 6, 2004 at 1:06 pm

Gerald, I was in this Theatre once in the early 60’s but
this is one I can’t remember exactly where it was.
Was it in the rounded, Eastern end of the Hotel that is now
the Park Plaza? I know at sidewalk level at this round corner there was a radio station studio.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on March 17, 2004 at 6:05 am

I saw some very nice movies here over the decades: Claude Chabrol’s THE COUSINS, Inagaki’s SAMURAI, an untrimmed print of Bertolucci’s THE CONFORMIST and so much more.