Comments from Ron Newman

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Ron Newman commented about Harvard Square Theatre on Sep 30, 2014 at 4:36 am

What theatre in Somerville did she attend?

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Ron Newman commented about Seville Theatre on Sep 20, 2014 at 5:11 am

Tello’s clothing store next door has closed (and they have also closed their Downtown Crossing store). So if they were using this theatre as a warehouse, they aren’t anymore. Does anyone know if it is being otherwise used now, and what its future may be?

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Ron Newman commented about Assembly Square Cinemas on Aug 20, 2014 at 6:49 am

Demolition of this theatre finally started this week, over 7 ½ years after it closed. You can see photos of the demolition here:

http://thesomervillenewsweekly.wordpress.com/2014/08/19/demolition-day-for-the-old-assembly-square-theater/

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Ron Newman commented about Cameo Theatres 1 & 2 on Aug 17, 2014 at 1:39 am

Interesting, “The Wizard of Oz” is also the movie that the Somerville Theatre chose for their 100th anniversary this year (in May).

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Ron Newman commented about Fairmount Theatre on Aug 11, 2014 at 5:17 pm

When is the expected completion date of this restoration? It seems to be taking a very long time.

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Ron Newman commented about Somerville Theatre on May 12, 2014 at 6:41 pm

Last night’s celebration was wonderful — and had 6 acts of vaudeville, plus a live orchestra, plus 2 cartoons (one with Mickey Mouse) before the main feature.

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Ron Newman commented about Arena Grand on Jan 15, 2014 at 10:39 pm

What is ‘SMG’ ?

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Ron Newman commented about Newport Music Hall on Sep 10, 2013 at 2:51 am

The Dispatch is still publishing. (The Citizen-Journal is not.) You may also want to look at the OSU Lantern.

Why was your production “illegal” ?

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Ron Newman commented about Wang Theatre on Aug 7, 2013 at 5:59 am

except, it’s not a cinema anymore. No movies are shown here.

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Ron Newman commented about Orson Welles Cinema on Jul 2, 2013 at 4:41 pm

There is a way, but it’s laborious: looking through all the movie ads in the weekly Boston Phoenix or Real Paper, archived in the Boston Public Library (or perhaps elsewhere).

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Ron Newman commented about Circle Cinemas on Jun 19, 2013 at 8:13 am

Is there some way the sign could be saved rather than wrecked with the building?

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Ron Newman commented about Arena Grand on May 24, 2013 at 4:39 pm

Same number of screens?

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Ron Newman commented about Circle Cinemas on May 23, 2013 at 4:15 am

I thought this was being torn down for a new development?

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Ron Newman commented about West End Cinema on May 13, 2013 at 8:32 pm

That didn’t happen until 2004, by which time this theatre was long gone ;–(

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Ron Newman commented about West End Cinema on May 13, 2013 at 1:47 am

True, but the name ‘West End’ was erased from the city’s geography. The new shining development wanted nothing to do with the name West End, preferring ‘Charles River Park’.

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Ron Newman commented about West End Cinema on May 13, 2013 at 12:29 am

Why did they choose to rename the theatre ‘West End’ in 1963, years after the West End neighborhood was totally destroyed?

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Ron Newman commented about Publix Theatre on May 12, 2013 at 3:10 pm

Maybe that’s when it changed its name to ‘Publix’, but it had already been around for decades before 1949.

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Ron Newman commented about Capri Theater on May 11, 2013 at 11:09 pm

Opened as a cinema with the ‘Capri’ name, I assume you mean? As the comments and description show, this theatre had a long history before that.

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Ron Newman commented about Assembly Square Cinemas on May 11, 2013 at 11:07 pm

To my amazement, this is STILL sitting empty more than six years after it closed. I’ve heard of no development plans for this property yet. (It is not owned by Federal Realty, who are doing extensive redevelopment of other Assembly Square property.)

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Ron Newman commented about Flicker's East Cinema Pub on Apr 5, 2013 at 4:47 pm

In a Columbus Eastside-related Facebook group, someone told me that a Pakistani community center called ‘Masjid Namrah’ is now located here.

Mark_L (or anyone else local to Columbus), can you walk or drive by the location and verify this? These pages give the same address as the old Forum, but I don’t know if they moved into the cinema building or if they tore it down to build something new.

Masjid Namarah web page

Masjid Namarah Facebook page

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Ron Newman commented about B. F. Keith's Theatre on Mar 2, 2013 at 5:53 pm

That is not a picture of this theatre. It is a picture of the B.F. Keith Memorial Theatre, now known as the Opera House.

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Ron Newman commented about Nuart Theatre on Feb 25, 2013 at 2:49 pm

That’s quite a drop, from 660 to 300.

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Ron Newman commented about Linden Cleve Theater on Feb 18, 2013 at 4:57 am

From that website, it appears that they have officially changed the name to ‘Linden Cleve Theatre’.

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Ron Newman commented about Hub Theatre on Feb 16, 2013 at 6:25 am

When did this close?

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Ron Newman commented about Hunt's Cinestage Theatre on Feb 8, 2013 at 3:27 am

Are you sure? I saw it at the Grand Cinerama.