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MarkB commented about RKO Boston Theatre on Mar 17, 2012 at 11:06 am

Here’s a view of the property in 1928.

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MarkB commented about Pastime Theatre on Mar 16, 2012 at 2:59 pm

This is a puzzle. 581 Washington st was on the north corner of Avery st, adjacent to the Clark’s Hotel, as mentioned above, and owned by Abraham Shuman. However, it was the other side of Avery st that was torn down when Avery st was widened. This is where the Avery hotel was then built. The name Pastime doesn’t show up on the maps, so they would have been leasing space. http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j324/MarkBul/pastime1908.jpg

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MarkB commented about Jamaica Theatre on Jan 31, 2012 at 10:42 pm

The Egleston and the Jamaica theatres were both advertised under the M&P banner in the Boston Globe They sometimes ran the same films at the same time

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MarkB commented about Rivoli Theatre on Jan 25, 2012 at 12:04 pm

A Boston Globe article reports an armed robbery at the Rivoli 2/21/1960, so it was still open then.

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MarkB commented about Egleston Theatre on Nov 21, 2011 at 2:55 pm

I just learned from someone who would know that the Egleston closed in 1961.

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MarkB commented about Puritan Theatre on Nov 17, 2011 at 5:15 pm

1938 map:

http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j324/MarkBul/puritantheatre1938.jpg

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MarkB commented about Oriental Theatre on Nov 15, 2011 at 2:47 pm

Good content from the Dorchester Atheneum:

http://www.dorchesteratheneum.org/page.php?id=244

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MarkB commented about Rialto Theatre on Nov 15, 2011 at 2:07 pm

Star Theatre location, 1917. Notice that the Peter Bent Brigham hospital owned the building. http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j324/MarkBul/startheatre1917.jpg

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MarkB commented about Palace Theatre on Nov 14, 2011 at 6:38 pm

For the program above, Thursday the 29th occurred in 1917, 1906 and 1894.

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MarkB commented about Theatre Comique on Nov 14, 2011 at 3:23 pm

Here’s the location in 1917.

http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j324/MarkBul/theatrecomique1917.jpg

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MarkB commented about Madison Theatre on Oct 22, 2011 at 11:07 pm

This theatre doesn’t come up when you search Boston. I can’t figure out how to edit it to list it under Boston.

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MarkB commented about Hyde Park Theatre on Oct 22, 2011 at 10:59 pm

In 1912 there was a Waverly Hall at 1231-1243 River street – that’s a short way from Hyde Park ave.

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MarkB commented about Bellevue Community Theatre on Oct 7, 2011 at 7:22 pm

I was just told by a friend who works for the post office in West Roxbury that the building was torn down about five years ago. It was replaced with townhouses.

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MarkB commented about Madison Theatre on Sep 30, 2011 at 12:20 pm

I was just told that the Madison burned in about 1956-57. For some reason, the property has never been built on since.

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MarkB commented about Berklee Performance Center on Aug 15, 2011 at 11:45 pm

The Fenway in 1948 can be seen here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/cityofbostonarchives/4404135227/sizes/l/in/photostream/

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MarkB commented about Dedham Drive-In on Jul 29, 2011 at 6:02 pm

The access to the drive-in was from Elm street. The screen was near Elm street and faced north. I’m pretty sure Redstone owned the drive-in in the mid-70s when I was there. A friend’s mother ran either the concession stand or the whole operation.

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MarkB commented about Uptown Theatre on Jul 24, 2011 at 1:04 pm

I just added a photo.

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MarkB commented about Morton Theatre on Jul 19, 2011 at 5:24 pm

Mattapan was carved out of the town of Dorchester, so there are no hard boundary lines, but Morton street was long considered the ‘border’ between Dorchester and Mattapan in that area. So that would put the theatre just inside Dorchester, but I doubt people thought of it that way – you could call it either one depending on your mood.

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MarkB commented about Niagara Temple on May 13, 2011 at 2:49 pm

There’s a single story brick block there now. There’s a non-profit in the building.

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MarkB commented about Niagara Temple on May 13, 2011 at 2:44 pm

Here’s the Niagara Temple, 1915:

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MarkB commented about Rialto Theatre on May 13, 2011 at 1:03 pm

Here’s the Rialto in 1924, listed as C.J. Gorman’s Amusement Enterprises.

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I remember driving by in the mid-1970s after they tore it down, and being amazed how small the footprint of the building seemed to be.

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MarkB commented about Roxie Theatre on May 13, 2011 at 10:46 am

Ron – here’s the Niagra in 1915. It was still there in 1931, listed as Public Netoco Theatres Corp. It’s the only wood frame building of the bunch.

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MarkB commented about Rivoli Theatre on May 13, 2011 at 10:31 am

Ron – did the Opera House become Hibernian Hall?

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MarkB commented about Humboldt Theatre on May 3, 2011 at 6:28 pm

Humboldt, 1931:

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MarkB commented about Plaza Theatre on May 3, 2011 at 6:22 pm

Criterion, 1931:

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