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I don,t remember a wall being buily to block the screen. How high was it. It had to be higher than the Green Monster to block the view?
Sholes Riverview was not torn down for the Drive-in. We used to go skating in the afternoon and come back at night for movies. At this time I no longer lived in Dorchester but had moved to Scituate. They had the 2nd biggest screen(Cinemascope) in the aqrea. The Avon Drive had the biggest screen.
The Fields Corner theatre was beautiful. It was a 25 center compared to the Dorchester theatre down the st which was 10 cents. The Fields Corner had a stage and had kiddie stage shows. I saw Howdy Doody an Clarabelle with Chief Thundercloud there. Also cowboy star Sunset Carson there, That was about 1950-1951. We moved from Dorchester to Scituate in 1952. The Fields Corner was at the intersection of Adams and Dot ave, Diagonally across from the Rexall Drug Store and 1 block up from St AQmbrose church.
I remember my mother taking me and my sister to the Adams starting around 1946. I remember seeing a Lassie movie with Jeanette MacDonald. Also saw Disney,s Cinderella. The Adams wasw always the 1st Dorchester to show Disney after downtown Boston. We lived closer to the Dorchester(DOT) and Fields Corner theatres so going to Neponset to the Adams was a little hike.we lived at 310 Adams so it was only 4 ½ Longggggg blocks.
Scituate is in Mass but there is one in R.I.. The old scituate playhouse was called the Satuit Playhouse after the original spelling of the town. The old theatre was big and pretty and owned originally by Lockwood/Gordon then Sonderling and then run by others including Hoyts. When it was to be closed it was taken over and run by The present operators Brett and his wife for a couple of years. It was then torn down and replaced with a new Condo complex upstairs and a twin cinema and ice cream shop downstairs. It was then run by Patriot Cinemas. Patriot cinemas vacated it and the Cameo theatre in Weymouth and they were once again operated by Brett and his wife. The theatres are modern and clean. One is small with about 90 seats and the other is about a 200 or less seater. Both have good size screens, stadium seating and stereo sound. Very comfortable and good Popcorn.
S aw many shows there like Ray Charles, the Motown Review with Stevie, Diana, The Temps etc, Shower Of Stars of 1960, 61 etc. Also the Ice Capades and Bob Dylan just after he went electric. The Uline reminds me of my hometown Arena “the Boston Arena” now a completely renovated Sporta Arena for Northeasten Univ. caLLED Matthews Arena. Dont make Uline into a Cinema, Return it to Sports/Entertainment complex and bring in Acts that need medium scale seating.