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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.
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?
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.
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.
You need to make the video public or else none of us can watch it.
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.
Demolition began yesterday.
Why did it close?
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Will they have any special event to observe this anniversary?
the Cinema 57 was never triplexed. It was built as a twin and remained so until it closed.
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.
Will it still have a performance stage?
I think Northeastern built a dorm on the site of the former Opera House.
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
The McDonald’s that replaced this theatre has closed.
Have you visited the Boston Athenaeum? They have a collection of materials from old Boston theatres, possibly including yours.
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.
22 Flutie Pass is in Framingham, not Chestnut Hill or Newton. It is currently the address of an AMC theatre.
There is no blade sign (nor entrance) on Washington Street today.
What theatre in Somerville did she attend?
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?
Demolition of this theatre finally started this week, over 7 ½ years after it closed. You can see photos of the demolition here:
Interesting, “The Wizard of Oz” is also the movie that the Somerville Theatre chose for their 100th anniversary this year (in May).