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If you go back to old comments, you will find discussion of the Back Lot, especially in this comment by Ian Judge (who managed the theatre in its early years):
It was a bar specifically for moviegoers.
That seems like a very wasteful use of a prime space in a luxury hotel building.
I hope that will include somehow adding more legroom to the balcony seats. I’m 5'4" and I don’t comfortably fit into them.
The Colonial Theatre will reopen in January 2018 under the management of London’s Ambassador Theatre Group, according to a Boston Globe article.
Yes, but it burned down in 1986. We’re talking about a (never-executed) plan from more than 30 years ago.
First I’ve heard of the Orson Welles plan to expand into Boston. Do you know anything more about this?
The current occupant of this building is HUB Community Development Corporation: http://thehubcdc.com/
Boch is also a prominent local supporter of Donald Trump, a characteristic generally incompatible with art or culture of any kind.
Why was it cancelled?
It’s been years since the Wang Theatre showed a movie, but they will screen Mel Brooks' “Blazing Saddles” on October 22. Brooks will be on stage “to provide a behind-the-scenes look at his illustrious career and talk about the making of his 1974 western comedy starring Cleavon Little and Gene Wilder.” The event will include an audience Q&A session.
Mel Brooks is in the saddle again, en route to Citi Wang Theatre (Boston Globe)
Are they planning any special event for that 95th anniversary?
Are they presenting any live shows or movies at this theatre while working on it?
One of the buildings that will be demolished and replaced with new development is the former Symphony Cinema.
Or it may be named after a donor to the theatre’s fundraising campaign. (I had a short conversation about this on the theatre’s Facebook page.)
Boston University sold this along with the nearby BU Theatre (which houses the Huntington Theatre Company). The Huntington will remain, but the former Symphony Cinema building will probably be demolished and replaced with newer development.
In today’s Boston Globe:
Deal gives Huntington control of BU Theatre
The theatre is being sold, but the Huntington Theatre Company will remain there and will refurbish it. I expect they will want to change the theatre’s name.
Where are these photos you are referring to?
What will be built on this site? Is there a news story about it?
Were the other seats replaced by tables or other furniture?
The Regent celebrated its 100th anniversary yesterday (Sunday, April 24, 2016) by showing the same movie that it opened with in 1916: “Rags” with Mary Pickford. They also presented seven short vaudeville acts before the film.
I think this will be the first movie shown here since it closed as the Sack Savoy in the late 1970s. Do they still have projection equipment?
Looks like the C. Walsh theatre will be gone soon. Suffolk University is selling the building (and those surrounding it) to a developer who will convert it to residential use.
These days it’s first-run Hollywood with some foreign or art films, and various film festivals. And lots of concerts. Second-run doesn’t really exist around here anymore.
You need to make the video public or else none of us can watch it.