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Looks to me like this theatre was a first-class art house for much of its existence with impressive programming of international films for discerning audiences.
I saw both movies here that month but not on the same day.
When I was stationed at Lackland, I visited this place to see “Murders' Row” on December 26, 1966. The theatre was barely a month old.
Paisà = Paisan.
The two cinema auditoriums here were called Resnais and Eisenstein, after the renowned directors.
Opened January 6, 1968.
The film screenings of Ciné-Week-end- took place in an auditorium of the hospital Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal.
The decor of the auditoriums was marvelous. I was here a few times, but I especially remember going to see the French-Canadian film “Leolo” in July, 1992. Directed by the late Jean-Claude Lauzon, it had caused some minor scandal, I believe, when shown at Cannes. It had not yet opened in the U.S., so I watched it here (with no English subtitles) despite my only rudimentary knowledge of French. I was absolutely overwhelmed by it, despite my not understanding all the dialog. Today “Leolo” remains one of my favorite films of the 1990s and I consider it a masterpiece.
Ad misspelled Rossellini.
I took that photo around 1988 or so.
Original title:“Camicie rosse.” Directors: Goffredo Alessandrini and Francesco Rosi.
March 19, 1954.
It dealt with Pope Pius XII.
The building is now called the Newbry Building; address is 501 Boylston Street.
The venue was later called New England Life Hall, per various newspaper ads for films and events here.
Author John Banville wrote in his memoir “Time Pieces” about visiting this cinema, the atmosphere of the place, and the amatory activity that took place in the rear stalls.
In his book “Time Pieces- a Dublin Memoir,” author John Banville recalls the time he spent in this cinema, films he saw here, directors and stars he admired.
“The Bicycle Thief/"Ladri di biciclette.”
Original title: “Vertigine.”
This photo does not belong here, since it is of the Park Square Theatre, not the Park Square Cinema. The Park Square Theatre is not listed on Cinema Treasures. The two places were NOT the same and this ad photo is deceptive. http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/6438/photos/156347
Providence Evening Bulletin, courtesy quahog.org.
A Pietro Germi film.