Comments from Ron Newman

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Ron Newman commented about Huntington Theatre on Apr 17, 2022 at 3:23 am

The Boston Globe reports that the theatre will reopen this fall, a year earlier than originally scheduled. The name has been shortened to Huntington Theatre (no ‘Avenue’ anymore).

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Ron Newman commented about Neponset Drive-In on Dec 10, 2021 at 9:09 am

Neponset is the name of the river. It is a Native American name.

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Ron Newman commented about Wollaston Theatre on Dec 8, 2021 at 8:14 pm

Have the condos (or anything else) been built on this site yet?

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Ron Newman commented about Southern Theatre on Nov 13, 2021 at 2:28 pm

My recollection is that the Towne name did not last very long before going back to being the Southern.

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Ron Newman commented about Somerville Theatre on Sep 20, 2021 at 11:38 am

The Somerville Theatre reopened on Friday, September 17 after 18 months of dormancy. The three opening films are “Last Night in Rozzie” (a local independent film), “Cry Macho”, and “Pig”.

The Crystal Ballroom, which replaces the former upstairs cinemas 4 and 5, will open on Friday, October 8.

The status of this theatre should be changed back to “Open”.

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Ron Newman commented about Somerville Theatre on Jun 9, 2021 at 7:27 am

This theatre has not yet reopened after restrictions ended, because they have taken advantage of the pandemic closure to do major renovations. They are removing the upper two small cinemas and replacing them with a ballroom (returning the building to something like its original 1914 state). The theatre should reopen in mid to late summer.

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Ron Newman commented about Studio Cinema on Dec 27, 2020 at 10:21 pm

And status should therefore be changed to ‘Closed’.

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Ron Newman commented about Stadium Theatre on Dec 19, 2020 at 10:17 am

That article is from May. Any update since then?

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Ron Newman commented about Showcase Cinemas Revere on Oct 8, 2020 at 3:51 am

National Amusements will close this theatre and sell it to a developer who plans to replace it with an Amazon distribution warehouse.

https://www.bizjournals.com/boston/news/2020/10/07/amazon-eyes-second-revere-distribution-facility.html

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Ron Newman commented about RKO Boston Theatre on Jan 14, 2019 at 4:55 pm

The building contains state offices, but I don’t think the state owns it.

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Ron Newman commented about James M. Nederlander Theatre on Jan 8, 2019 at 2:34 am

Nederlander has every right to name the theatre after himself, but I don’t see what was inherently wrong with Oriental. There are well-known Chinese and Egyptian theatres in Hollywood.

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Ron Newman commented about Hollywood Hits Premiere Theatre on Jul 27, 2018 at 7:18 am

Is it still standing empty today, or has it been demolished?

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Ron Newman commented about Coolidge Corner Theatre on Jul 25, 2018 at 2:14 pm

Along with the Capitol Theatre in Arlington, the Somerville Theatre, the Lexington Venue, and the IMAX screens at the Aquarium and Jordan’s Furniture, this is one of the very few theatres that continue to advertise in the Boston Globe Movie Directory.

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Ron Newman commented about Somerville Theatre on Jul 25, 2018 at 2:13 pm

Along with the Capitol Theatre in Arlington, the Lexington Venue, the Coolidge Corner in Brookline, and the IMAX screens at the Aquarium and Jordan’s Furniture, this is one of the very few theatres that continue to advertise in the Boston Globe Movie Directory.

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Ron Newman commented about Capitol Theatre on Jul 25, 2018 at 2:12 pm

Along with the Somerville Theatre, the Lexington Venue, the Coolidge Corner in Brookline, and the IMAX screens at the Aquarium and Jordan’s Furniture, this is one of the very few theatres that continue to advertise in the Boston Globe Movie Directory.

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Ron Newman commented about Lexington Venue on Jul 25, 2018 at 2:10 pm

Along with the Capitol in Arlington, the Somerville Theatre, the Coolidge Corner in Brookline, and the IMAX screens at the Aquarium and Jordan’s Furniture, this is one of the very few theatres that continue to advertise in the Boston Globe Movie Directory.

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Ron Newman commented about Studio Movie Grill Arena Grand on Jun 22, 2018 at 5:56 am

do you have a link to more info on that?

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Ron Newman commented about Colonial Theatre on Jun 18, 2018 at 1:01 pm

The Colonial’s reopening has been delayed two weeks, to July 10, because of a construction issue. On June 8 or 9, a beam fell from the rigging system of the steel grid that is used to deploy scenery and lighting.

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Ron Newman commented about New Hudson Theatre on Jun 17, 2018 at 4:08 pm

What is it being replaced with?

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Ron Newman commented about Remis Auditorium at the Museum of Fine Arts on May 14, 2018 at 8:50 pm

The Somerville is in Somerville, the West Newton is in Newton, and the Landmark is in Kendall (not Kenmore) Square in Cambridge. None of these are in Boston.

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Ron Newman commented about C. Walsh Theatre on Mar 14, 2018 at 10:48 am

I thought this had been sold and converted to residential use already?

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Ron Newman commented about Beacon Hill Theatre on Mar 11, 2018 at 9:28 am

What law did the BPD cite in order to justify this restriction?

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Ron Newman commented about Colonial Theatre on Jan 17, 2018 at 4:57 am

from today’s Boston Globe: Colonial Theatre to reopen June 27 with ‘Moulin Rouge! The Musical’

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Ron Newman commented about Colonial Theatre on Nov 1, 2017 at 8:41 am

The Colonial will reopen in June 2018 with a pre-Broadway tryout of “Moulin Rouge”, according to this Boston Globe article.

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Ron Newman commented about Huntington Theatre on Jul 15, 2017 at 10:20 am

I suspect this name will be temporary until a donor comes along who wants to give enough to put his or her name on it.