Comments from Ron Newman

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Ron Newman commented about Regent Theatre on Apr 24, 2016 at 9:38 pm

The Regent celebrated its 100th anniversary yesterday (Sunday, April 24, 2016) by showing the same movie that it opened with in 1916: “Rags” with Mary Pickford. They also presented seven short vaudeville acts before the film.

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Ron Newman commented about Boston Opera House on Apr 12, 2016 at 9:05 pm

I think this will be the first movie shown here since it closed as the Sack Savoy in the late 1970s. Do they still have projection equipment?

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Ron Newman commented about C. Walsh Theatre on Apr 4, 2016 at 12:29 pm

Looks like the C. Walsh theatre will be gone soon. Suffolk University is selling the building (and those surrounding it) to a developer who will convert it to residential use.

http://www.universalhub.com/2016/two-former-suffolk-university-buildings-beacon

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Ron Newman commented about Somerville Theatre on Mar 26, 2016 at 1:09 pm

These days it’s first-run Hollywood with some foreign or art films, and various film festivals. And lots of concerts. Second-run doesn’t really exist around here anymore.

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Ron Newman commented about Off The Wall Cinema on Feb 7, 2016 at 5:11 pm

You need to make the video public or else none of us can watch it.

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Ron Newman commented about Meadow Glen Drive-In on Jan 30, 2016 at 3:20 am

The Meadow Glen Mall, which now occupies the site, is closing this weekend. Kohl’s and Marshall’s will remain, but everything in between will be demolished to make way for a new Wegman’s supermarket.

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Ron Newman commented about Circle Cinemas on Jan 26, 2016 at 12:25 pm

Demolition began yesterday.

http://www.universalhub.com/2016/they-started-tearing-down-old-circle-cinema-today

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Ron Newman commented about Sharon Cinema 8 on Dec 31, 2015 at 10:19 pm

Why did it close?

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Ron Newman commented about Grandview Theatre on Dec 28, 2015 at 8:49 pm

Why did it close?

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Ron Newman commented about RKO Boston Theatre on Dec 16, 2015 at 8:36 am

Please try uploading it again, and post the link here.

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Ron Newman commented about Berklee Performance Center on Dec 4, 2015 at 9:28 am

Will they have any special event to observe this anniversary?

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Ron Newman commented about Charles Cinema on Nov 20, 2015 at 6:41 pm

the Cinema 57 was never triplexed. It was built as a twin and remained so until it closed.

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Ron Newman commented about Strand Theatre on Nov 11, 2015 at 8:56 am

This is the third or fourth theatre Grand Opening from the 1910’s that I’ve seen happen on a Monday. Any idea why that was common practice back then? These days, I think a Friday would be more likely.

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Ron Newman commented about Livingston Theatre on Nov 9, 2015 at 10:50 am

Will it still have a performance stage?

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Ron Newman commented about Colonial Theatre on Oct 12, 2015 at 9:37 pm

I think Northeastern built a dorm on the site of the former Opera House.

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Ron Newman commented about Colonial Theatre on Sep 3, 2015 at 12:14 pm

Today’s Boston Globe reports that Emerson College will close the theatre after the October run of “The Book of Mormon” ends, as the Wang Center’s lease on the Colonial is expiring. The future of the theatre is quite unclear.

Boston Globe story

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Ron Newman commented about Stuart Theatre on Aug 4, 2015 at 6:23 pm

The McDonald’s that replaced this theatre has closed.

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Ron Newman commented about Berklee Performance Center on Jul 17, 2015 at 7:25 am

Have you visited the Boston Athenaeum? They have a collection of materials from old Boston theatres, possibly including yours.

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Ron Newman commented about AMC Assembly Row 12 on Dec 20, 2014 at 10:27 am

The description is not correct. The old theatre closed in January 2007 and was demolished in August 2014. It has its own separate page here.

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Ron Newman commented about AMC Chestnut Hill 5 on Dec 20, 2014 at 8:08 am

22 Flutie Pass is in Framingham, not Chestnut Hill or Newton. It is currently the address of an AMC theatre.

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Ron Newman commented about Orpheum Theatre on Nov 15, 2014 at 5:19 pm

There is no blade sign (nor entrance) on Washington Street today.

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Ron Newman commented about AMC Loews Harvard Square 5 on Sep 29, 2014 at 7:36 pm

What theatre in Somerville did she attend?

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Ron Newman commented about Seville Theatre on Sep 19, 2014 at 8:11 pm

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 19, 2014 at 9:49 pm

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 16, 2014 at 4:39 pm

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