Copley Place Cinemas

100 Huntington Avenue,
Boston, MA 02116

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br91975 on November 12, 2004 at 9:10 am

At least not as functioning movie theatres, Robert. Most of the old movie palaces have either been demolished, are laying in rot (the Gayety on Washington Street, to name one), or, in some fortunate cases, restored and serving – or awaiting restoration to serve – as theatrical or performing arts venues (the Wang Center, the Opera House, and the Paramount, just to name a few).

Growing up in Boston in the ‘80s and '90s, most of the theatres I went to with regularity (the Beacon Hill, the Charles, the Cheri, the Cinema 57, the Nickelodeon, the Paris, and the Pi Alley) closed their doors. Meanwhile, living in Manhattan, most of my favorite smaller places in which to catch a flick (the Art Greenwich, the Murray Hill, the Regency, the Waverly – or, at least its operation as the Waverly) have done the same, essentially to make room for the newer, stadium-seating venues… guess it’s just the evolution, as it is, of film exhibition in general…

RobertR on November 12, 2004 at 8:35 am

On my trips to Boston I was always amazed that all of the city area theatres were gone. Does the above post mean that NONE of the great theatres survived at all?

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on November 12, 2004 at 6:44 am

Initially this had 9 screens. It was later ‘expanded’ to 11.

The newspapers have been expecting this to close ever since Loews Boston Common opened. If it does go dark, Boston will have only two movie theaters wholly within city limits: Loews Boston Common and AMC Fenway.

dave-bronx™ on November 11, 2004 at 11:47 pm

Wow, you weren’t kidding – check out these house-counts: 120 – 100 – 55 – 150 – 150 – 45 – 67 – 67 – 67 – 75 – 132 – total 1028 seats – according to the Dec. 1999 Loews directory. It’s amusing that the screening room in the home office seats more people than each of the five smallest, dare I say, ‘theatres’ at this location….

br91975 on November 11, 2004 at 10:29 pm

With the Copley Place Cinemas' imminent closing, hopefully Loews or another chain (Landmark, perhaps?) will attempt to fill the soon-to-be-existent art-house void within the city of Boston…