Majestic Theatre

201 Washington Street,
Providence, RI 02903

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Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on March 14, 2004 at 12:57 pm

Sorry, the title of the “big-ant” movie was THEM!

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on March 14, 2004 at 12:51 pm

In 1953 this was the theatre that introduced CinemaScope showings to Providence with the local premiere of THE ROBE. I remember attending a jam-packed showing with my parents. When the theatre showed Elia Kazan’s BABY DOLL in the late 50’s, R.I. Catholics were asked at mass (and in the Catholic high school school I attended) not to see this “sinful” movie. PEYTON PLACE was a big hit here when I was in high school and I remember going to see it after an exam. The big-ant movie, seen here, scared the wits out of me. When Trinity Rep took over the theatre several decades ago, they ruthlessly gutted the lavish interior. Only part of the lobby and most of the exterior remain unchanged.

William
William on November 20, 2003 at 9:44 pm

The Majestic Theatre seated 2149 people.