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MrDJDude commented about Route One Cinema Pub on Jul 12, 2009 at 6:01 pm

Ron –

According to this article from the Attleboro Sun-Chronicle, the Cinema Pub opened for business. However, according to the Internet Wayback Machine, the website for the venue exsisted from late 1999 on. I am not sure if this is shoddy reporting, or an unreliable website.

I have driven past it once, and it is in a strip mall, of sorts. I’ve never seen a movie there yet, but sometime soon, perhaps.

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MrDJDude commented about Falmouth Cinema Pub on Jul 12, 2009 at 2:08 am

Ugh….more information. According to this article, Entertainment Cinemas is now leasing the Falmouth Cinema Pub and running it as a first-run theater/cinema pub.

So the post should be updated as follows.

Current name: Falmouth Cinema Pub
Current Chain: Entertainment Cinemas
Former Chain: Regal
Screens: 3

Phew. Sorry for all the posts. I’ll do better research next time.

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MrDJDude commented about Falmouth Cinema Pub on Jul 12, 2009 at 1:38 am

OK, final corrections. This was opened either late 2007 or early 2008, lasted less than 10 monts as the Falmouth Cinema Pub, and closed in September 2008. Also, it is in Falmouth, not Teaticket.

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MrDJDude commented about Falmouth Cinema Pub on Jul 12, 2009 at 1:35 am

I need to correct myself, it was open less than a year as the “Falmouth Cinema Pub”. Ballarino also halved it from 6 screens to 3.

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MrDJDude commented about Falmouth Cinema Pub on Jul 12, 2009 at 1:34 am

This entry needs some serious updating. This was closed by Regal Cinemas in 2006 because the lease expired and it “was not a profitable location”. It was reopened in 2007 as the Falmouth Cinema Pub, owned by Christopher Balllarino, who also ownes the Route One Cinema Pub. He closed it last fall, and plans for the future are unknown. This listing is so out of date it’s painful, geez.

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MrDJDude commented about Westgate Cinema Centre on Jul 5, 2009 at 4:12 am

It baffles me that National Amusements is even THINKING of putting another theater here. As dwodeyla said above, the Showcase Cinemas in Randolph is a short trip up Route 24. It’s what killed this previous theater in the first place, or at the very least, a major contriubiting factory. I don’t see any theater succeeding here, as long as the Showcase in Randolph is around. It will simply out-draw it.

And even if that goes(which it won’t, trust me), about the same distance in the opposite direction gets you to the Silver City Galleria in Taunton, and a multi-screen Regal Cinema. No winning here, either way.

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MrDJDude commented about Broadway Theater on Jul 3, 2009 at 7:11 pm

Interesting. The actual address for this theater is 420 West Broadway Street. And if you put that into Google Maps, and click steet view…you get a shot of the back of the Broadway Theater, oddly enough. Apparently not only did the Google photography vehicle go down Athens Street(behind the theater), but the Street View defaults to that picture.

The sun interferes with most of the upper parts of the rear wall of the building, but lower dowh is clearly visible. A old door has been walled off, and just down the wall from that is what appears to be an old stage door(scenery door, maybe? I’m not really sure), closed by several plywood panels. I haven’t a clue what the inside of this building looks like…but I can’t imagine anything good.

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MrDJDude commented about Showcase Cinemas Dedham on Jul 3, 2009 at 4:33 am

I saw “Be Kind Rewind” here, among the last films shown at this theater. As I recall, the theater was not particularly memorable, and looked very worn and weathered.

It was also very quiet inside. but seeing as this was midday and midweek, that probably was no surprise.

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MrDJDude commented about Massena Movieplex 8 on Jul 3, 2009 at 2:10 am

As Lost Memory points out, the chain for this theater is Cinema North Corporation. How can we get this information changed?

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MrDJDude commented about Johnstown Movieplex 9 on Jul 3, 2009 at 2:00 am

The chain for this theater should be Cinema North Corporation.

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MrDJDude commented about Crystal Cinemas 8 on Jul 3, 2009 at 1:46 am

The chain for this theater is Cinema North Corporation.

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MrDJDude commented about Carmel Movieplex 8 on Jul 3, 2009 at 1:45 am

The chain for this cinema is Cinema North

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MrDJDude commented about North Adams Garden Movie Plex 8 on Jul 3, 2009 at 1:23 am

The chain for this theater is Cinema North Corporation. I goofed on that when I submitted the entry, sorry.

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MrDJDude commented about Royal Theater on Jul 2, 2009 at 3:19 am

According to this website, the Royal Theater is located at 484-486 Merrimack Street. It’s also still there, in a highly advanced state of dilapidation.

According to the information provided by a firefighter who examined the property, the theater is still mostly there. However, the roof has failed, the orchestra pit and stage area have fallen into the basement, and the water/ice damage is extensive. The balconey is dangerously close to collapse, as well as the rest of the roof. A main beam running the widith of the bulding has fallen down into the auditorium, and the remaining beams are sagging badly. It sounds like it’s too late for this not-so-polished gem.

The fire department has condemned the building because of the highly unsafe condition the theater is in. The red and white “X” signifying a condemned building appears in the photo on the website, but is not in the Google Streetview picture. However, look down at the top of the building in the aerial map does reveal what looks like roof damage.

Hopefully this helps solve the mystery of the Royal Theater, somewhat.

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MrDJDude commented about Strand Theatre on Apr 20, 2009 at 3:16 am

I just looked the article Ron mentioned up, and at the end of the article it confirms that this theatre did indeed burn down. The article is here.

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MrDJDude commented about Bijou Theatre on Apr 20, 2009 at 1:01 am

Looking at Google today, there is now a street view. It appears the former entrance might still exist, but the auditorium does not appear to be there anymore, but there is no view of anything in the back.

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MrDJDude commented about Topia Arts Center on Apr 19, 2009 at 5:12 pm

It would appear that the old Adams Theatre is being renovated for multi-purpose performance use as the Topia Arts Center.

This YouTube video shows Adams residents recalling the theater’s glory days, as well as footage inside showing some of the early work. The interior has been gutted and is being completely redone.

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MrDJDude commented about State Theater on Apr 19, 2009 at 4:48 am

According to this article from the Brockton Enterprise, this theater has been purchased by a local businessman with the intent of renovating it and using it as a performing arts center. There are also four photos, two exterior and two of the exterior with the newly restored Italian granite facade.

I never did get to the Cinema Pub when I lived in Randolph. I regret that now, as it seemed like a decent place. Well, cest le vie. I’m guessing this theaters movie-showing days, one way or the other, are over now.

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MrDJDude commented about North Adams Cinema 6 on Nov 3, 2007 at 2:01 am

This entry needs to have it’s status changed to “closed”, see above post, and North Adams Movieplex 8 entry(pending approval!)

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MrDJDude commented about Edgemere Drive-In on Mar 21, 2007 at 11:50 pm

Located on Boston Post Road, also know as Route 20, in Shrewsbury, this old drive-in looks mighty tired. I suspect if someone had the money, and the desire, it could be revived. But my understanding is you’d have to pry the deed from the hands of the Boston Culinary Group, who are not too willing to sell, as I understand it. Also in a rough area, which could be a damper.

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MrDJDude commented about Stetson Hall on Mar 21, 2007 at 11:45 pm

I have a hard time imagining them show movies here – the competition from the Showcase Randolph would be, at the least, oppressive. Also, the clientle in this area(I should know, I lived there for fifteen years), or at least what’s moving into the area, would be a poor choice for an art house. It seems unlikely they would ever screen films here, but I suppose anything is possible.

And the restoration is a slow process, at best. Nothing against Mr. Henry Cooke IV, head of the Historical Society, and the project, I believe. Just tough raising money.

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MrDJDude commented about Wollaston Theatre on Mar 21, 2007 at 11:39 pm

Saw “Jurassic Park” here as a kid, more than likely 3rd or 4th run. Not particularly impressive – could be nice if restored, it seems. But I gather this odds are firmly stacked against that right now?

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MrDJDude commented about North Adams Cinema 6 on Mar 21, 2007 at 11:20 pm

This theater is no more, technically. Cinema North closed this location at the end of July 2006. This was probably earlier than intended, but all tenants of the plaza it was in were evicted on August 1. Cinema North opened the new North Adams Cinema 8 at the end of January/begining of February 2007 at the new “Steeple City Plaza” in the center of North Adams. So this theater is no more. I suppose a new entry should be made for the “North Adams Cinema 8”?