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In his 1981 book “Reflections of a Rock Lobster-A Story About Growing Up Gay,” Cumberland RI author Aaron Fricke mentions visiting the Jane Pickens Theatre with friends for showings of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” and what happened at them.
In his 1981 book “Reflections of a Rock Lobster-A Story About Growing Up Gay,” author Aaron Fricke mentions visiting the Exeter Street Theatre for a showing of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.”
New York Daily News.
I never visited this theatre but I remember walking by it several times when my Italian family was in Montreal, from Providence, to visit relatives in 1959 and 1960 and maybe later as well. I remember that they sometimes showed Italian films, as the theatre’s name might suggest, and was surrounded by the neighborhood where many Italian Canadians lived. I was always curious about the place and managed to find a few photos and newspaper ads which I have posted in the photo section.
No doubt Bernardo Bertolucci visited this movie theatre, particularly in the 1950s and 1960s. He was from Parma.
This place is advertised as being open in the 1930s.
“The Blood Red Rose” is an Italian film, “Rosa di sangue.”
“Strangers” = Rossellini’s “Voyage in Italy.”
“Un uomo ritorna” and “La regina della Scala.”
One of the only, if not THE only U.S. booking of this movie.
“The Little Martyr” was De Sica’s “The Children Are Watching Us” in a rare showing from that period.
“Affair in Kamakura” is the Japanese film “Crazed Fruit,” shown not that long ago on TCM.
“I Theia Apo to Chicago,” 1957, directed by Alekos Sakelaros.
Made in 1940 Italy.
“The Shameless Sex” = “Wanda the Sinner/Wanda la peccatrice,” an Italian film from 1952, directed by Duilio Coletti.
“Sexpot” = “Le Désir mène les hommes,” 1957, with Magali Noel, directed by Emile (Mick) Roussel.
A Kenji Mizoguchi film.
Ad from January 22, 1953 posted in photo section.
“Illicit Love” = “Streets of Sorrow” = “Ho sognato il paradiso” (Italy, 1950)
A 1933 made-in-California film.
Marisa Allasio in “Maruzzella.”
New York Daily News ad.