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The front entrance next to Main Street is now an Aldi grocery store. The rest of the property appears to now be some sort of warehouse or light industrial district.
Looks like this has mostly become a residential subdivision, back behind the medical center and Golden Corral restaurant buildings that were on either side of the entrance.
This location is now a Wal-Mart.
The map location is at Main and Yearling, which is not at all consistent with either my memory of the place, or the aerial photo.
The map location shown here looks wrong — way east of where it should be.
Are you sure about the closing date? I lived in Columbus from 1968-75, and what I remember at this address is a Zayre department store, a SupeRx drugstore, and various smaller shops clustered around a big parking lot.
What organization is trying to restore it, and what sort of entertainment do they plan to have?
Any indication of when the new replacement (National Amusements) cinema will open?
I’d hope they are headed for another theatre and not a scrapyard!
How will the Drexel ever show old movies if they no longer have any projectors?
What are the two shows? Are they a joint venture between ArtsEmerson and the Wang Center?
Maybe you are thinking of “Hail Mary”, another film that attracted Catholic protesters.
I thought the 70mm Master was going to Coolidge Corner, not here?
This place is gorgeous! Quite an unexpected find in an otherwise pretty depressing city center.
Does it still look like a movie or stage theatre inside, with the original raked seating? What sort of events will it host once it is restored?
Yes, 70mm at Coolidge Corner theatre in Brookline (next to Boston).
The Somerville Theatre also has 70mm projectors, and plans a 70mm festival next year, but they didn’t get this one.
MPol, the Somerville Theatre has 70mm projectors and plans to hold a 70mm festival next year.
Boston.com yesterday reported that AMC has sold the Harvard Square Theatre for $6.5 million to Cambridge-based Carpenter & Company, who own the Charles Hotel several blocks away.
“Richard Friedman, the president and chief operating officer of Carpenter & Company, said the company bought the building last week and he expects a plan will be place for the future of the property within two months.” He said that re-using the building as a theater is one of many options that will be considered.
I never heard of it, but their web site is http://www.lpfstudio.com/cinema/
Rocky Horror Picture Show (with Full Body Cast) will move to Loews Boston Common, effective August 4. The last shows at Harvard Square will be tomorrow night, July 7, 9:30 pm and 12:30 am.
Rocky Horror Picture Show with Full Body Cast will be moving here from the (closing) Harvard Square theatre, effective August 4.
That new National Amusements multiplex will be small by current standards — just 6 screens. It will be a ‘Cinema de Lux’.
This is a very sad day for Harvard Square, for Cambridge, and for film exhbition throughout the Boston area.
I believe Harvard Square is the last remaining theatre from the old USACinemas chain to survive through merger first with Loews and then with AMC.
That would be sad. It would leave only the very specialized Brattle Theatre as the only cinema in all of Harvard Square.
Will this be actual film projection, as opposed to DVD?
I recall “King of Hearts” playing “forever” at the Central Square Cinema across the river — not here at the Exeter.