Comments from Roger Katz

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Roger Katz commented about Esmond Theatre on Feb 11, 2013 at 1:06 pm

Research has turned up that Esmond Hall, likely also known as the Esmond Theatre, in Smithfield was used for movies through at least 1929. It’s location was on Esmond Street. There is currently a venue called the East Smithfield Neighborhood Center at 7 Esmond Street. It was built in 1900 and sure looks like those old village halls where movies used to be shown many years ago. Although I cannot prove it, it seems likely that this is the former Esmond Hall.

See a photo of it at http://calendar.boston.com/smithfield_ri/venues/show/972697-east-smithfield-neighborhood-center

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Roger Katz commented about Durand Theatre on Feb 9, 2013 at 12:43 pm

The Durand closed down in January 2013.

Does anyone know anything about a Grand Theatre in Durand in the 1920’s? Was it a previous name for this one or was it a different theatre?

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Roger Katz commented about Blaine Theatre on Feb 9, 2013 at 9:07 am

proudlion: The 1929 Film Daily Yearbook shows a Strand Theatre in Boscobel.

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Roger Katz commented about Micon Cinemas Eau Claire on Feb 9, 2013 at 5:59 am

Now called Micon Cinemas Eau Claire.

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Roger Katz commented about Bruce Theater on Feb 9, 2013 at 5:46 am

This theatre closed in 2012.

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Roger Katz commented about Art Cinema on Jan 24, 2013 at 4:08 am

Whose website? The Art Cinema does not have one AFAIK.

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Roger Katz commented about Casino Theatre on Jan 22, 2013 at 11:08 am

This theatre should be listed as open.

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Roger Katz commented about Desert Theater on Jan 22, 2013 at 6:25 am

Actually, it appears to be on the Southeast corner.

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Roger Katz commented about Cinadome Theatre on Jan 22, 2013 at 6:22 am

This is closed now.

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Roger Katz commented about Krave Massive on Jan 22, 2013 at 6:13 am

The gay nightclub will also contain Guest House Theatres – a two screen movie theatre showing gay-themed movies, so it looks like technically this one will reopen – just with a drastically reduced screen count.

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Roger Katz commented about ShowRoom on Jan 22, 2013 at 4:57 am

The ShowRoom Cinema closed at 708 Cookman Avenue on October 19, 2012. A new ShowRoom Cinema, with three screens (seating 75, 25, and 12) opened across the street at 707 Cookman Avenue on November 23, 2012.

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Roger Katz commented about Community Theater on Jan 13, 2013 at 12:41 pm

The summary up top is wrong. The theatre closed in summer of 2011 (9/8/2011) not 2012.

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Roger Katz commented about Community Theater on Jan 13, 2013 at 12:40 pm

Anyone know of anything going on with this theatre yet?

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Roger Katz commented about Latchis Theatre on Jan 1, 2013 at 7:43 am

The Latchis Theatre is listed in the 1920 business directory at 6 Flat Street. 6 Flat Street is around the corer, but is still the same building. However, the description above says this theatre opened in 1938. Was the one in 1920 at 6 Flat Street a different theatre in the same spot? Was it located elsewhere in the same building?

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Roger Katz commented about Dover Theatre on Dec 31, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Address is 3156 Route 22.

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Roger Katz commented about Cinema 1 & 2 on Dec 31, 2012 at 9:18 am

An article about it can be seen at http://www.mpcourier.com/article/20120801/OGD01/708019802/0/dco

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Roger Katz commented about Orpheum Theatre on Dec 28, 2012 at 12:36 pm

address was 446 Main Street

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Roger Katz commented about Mystic Theatre on Dec 28, 2012 at 12:35 pm

address was 67 Pleasant Street

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Roger Katz commented about Empire Theatre on Dec 28, 2012 at 11:25 am

Listed as the Star Theatre in the 1918 business directory.

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Roger Katz commented about Premier Theatre on Dec 28, 2012 at 10:34 am

address was 20 Rock St.

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Roger Katz commented about Broadway Theatre on Dec 28, 2012 at 10:06 am

Address of 370 Broadway

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Roger Katz commented about Palace Theatre on Dec 28, 2012 at 8:03 am

Palace was at 95 Exchange Street in the 1917 city directory.

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Roger Katz commented about Graphic Theatre on Dec 28, 2012 at 7:58 am

Address was 177 Exchange Street.

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Roger Katz commented about Empire Theater on Dec 28, 2012 at 7:25 am

Address was 31 Main Street.

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Roger Katz commented about Braintree Theater on Dec 27, 2012 at 2:15 pm

I believe Lyric is an older name for Braintree because in the 1938 FDY the seating capacity for the Lyric in 665. The next FDY I have is 1944 and the Lyric disappears while the Braintree appears also with a capacity of 665.