Comments from Ron Newman

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Ron Newman commented about Berklee Performance Center on Dec 4, 2015 at 5:28 pm

Will they have any special event to observe this anniversary?

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Ron Newman commented about Charles Cinema on Nov 21, 2015 at 2:41 am

the Cinema 57 was never triplexed. It was built as a twin and remained so until it closed.

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Ron Newman commented about Strand Theatre on Nov 11, 2015 at 4:56 pm

This is the third or fourth theatre Grand Opening from the 1910’s that I’ve seen happen on a Monday. Any idea why that was common practice back then? These days, I think a Friday would be more likely.

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Ron Newman commented about Livingston Theatre on Nov 9, 2015 at 6:50 pm

Will it still have a performance stage?

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Ron Newman commented about Colonial Theatre on Oct 13, 2015 at 5:37 am

I think Northeastern built a dorm on the site of the former Opera House.

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Ron Newman commented about Colonial Theatre on Sep 3, 2015 at 8:14 pm

Today’s Boston Globe reports that Emerson College will close the theatre after the October run of “The Book of Mormon” ends, as the Wang Center’s lease on the Colonial is expiring. The future of the theatre is quite unclear.

Boston Globe story

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Ron Newman commented about Stuart Theatre on Aug 5, 2015 at 2:23 am

The McDonald’s that replaced this theatre has closed.

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Ron Newman commented about Berklee Performance Center on Jul 17, 2015 at 3:25 pm

Have you visited the Boston Athenaeum? They have a collection of materials from old Boston theatres, possibly including yours.

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Ron Newman commented about AMC Assembly Row 12 on Dec 20, 2014 at 6:27 pm

The description is not correct. The old theatre closed in January 2007 and was demolished in August 2014. It has its own separate page here.

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Ron Newman commented about AMC Chestnut Hill 5 on Dec 20, 2014 at 4:08 pm

22 Flutie Pass is in Framingham, not Chestnut Hill or Newton. It is currently the address of an AMC theatre.

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Ron Newman commented about Orpheum Theatre on Nov 16, 2014 at 1:19 am

There is no blade sign (nor entrance) on Washington Street today.

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Ron Newman commented about AMC Loews Harvard Square 5 on Sep 30, 2014 at 3:36 am

What theatre in Somerville did she attend?

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Ron Newman commented about Seville Theatre on Sep 20, 2014 at 4:11 am

Tello’s clothing store next door has closed (and they have also closed their Downtown Crossing store). So if they were using this theatre as a warehouse, they aren’t anymore. Does anyone know if it is being otherwise used now, and what its future may be?

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Ron Newman commented about Assembly Square Cinemas on Aug 20, 2014 at 5:49 am

Demolition of this theatre finally started this week, over 7 ½ years after it closed. You can see photos of the demolition here:

http://thesomervillenewsweekly.wordpress.com/2014/08/19/demolition-day-for-the-old-assembly-square-theater/

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Ron Newman commented about Cameo Theatres 1 & 2 on Aug 17, 2014 at 12:39 am

Interesting, “The Wizard of Oz” is also the movie that the Somerville Theatre chose for their 100th anniversary this year (in May).

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Ron Newman commented about Fairmount Theatre on Aug 11, 2014 at 4:17 pm

When is the expected completion date of this restoration? It seems to be taking a very long time.

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Ron Newman commented about Somerville Theatre on May 12, 2014 at 5:41 pm

Last night’s celebration was wonderful — and had 6 acts of vaudeville, plus a live orchestra, plus 2 cartoons (one with Mickey Mouse) before the main feature.

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Ron Newman commented about Studio Movie Grill Arena Grand on Jan 15, 2014 at 9:39 pm

What is ‘SMG’ ?

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Ron Newman commented about Newport Music Hall on Sep 10, 2013 at 1:51 am

The Dispatch is still publishing. (The Citizen-Journal is not.) You may also want to look at the OSU Lantern.

Why was your production “illegal” ?

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Ron Newman commented about Wang Theatre on Aug 7, 2013 at 4:59 am

except, it’s not a cinema anymore. No movies are shown here.

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Ron Newman commented about Orson Welles Cinema on Jul 2, 2013 at 3:41 pm

There is a way, but it’s laborious: looking through all the movie ads in the weekly Boston Phoenix or Real Paper, archived in the Boston Public Library (or perhaps elsewhere).

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Ron Newman commented about Circle Cinemas on Jun 19, 2013 at 7:13 am

Is there some way the sign could be saved rather than wrecked with the building?

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Ron Newman commented about Studio Movie Grill Arena Grand on May 24, 2013 at 3:39 pm

Same number of screens?

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Ron Newman commented about Circle Cinemas on May 23, 2013 at 3:15 am

I thought this was being torn down for a new development?

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Ron Newman commented about West End Cinema on May 13, 2013 at 7:32 pm

That didn’t happen until 2004, by which time this theatre was long gone ;–(