Comments from Ron Newman

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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 Park Square Cinema on Jul 28, 2018 at 4:33 am

I didn’t even know there was a (live stage) Park Square Theatre. Where was it?

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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 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 Pi Alley on Feb 14, 2018 at 10:11 am

That sounds to me like the Beacon Hill, not the Pi Alley.

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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 Avenue 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.

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Ron Newman commented about Huntington Avenue Theatre on Jun 26, 2017 at 10:13 am

In today’s Boston Globe:

Huntington Ave. tower and theater plans revealed

The development group that owns the BU Theatre complex, longtime home of the Huntington Theatre Company, filed plans Monday for a gleaming 32-story apartment building that will rise 362 feet over Huntington Avenue, transforming that neighborhood and the theater that bears its name.

The tower, which could house as many as 426 units and will feature ample retail space, is being proposed by developers QMG Huntington LLC in a deal that would give full ownership of the 870-seat playhouse to the Huntington Theatre Company. Rising on a site adjacent to the theater now occupied by two smaller buildings, the tower would include an airy two-floor lobby at its base, enabling the Huntington to offer enhanced patron amenities, a cafe, a bar, and flexible event space that could be used for lectures, community meetings, or theatrical performances, including by outside groups.

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Ron Newman commented about Cinema X Twin Theatre on Jun 14, 2017 at 8:24 am

The map location and Street View shown here are not correct. And what happened to the photo that used to be here?

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Ron Newman commented about RKO Boston Theatre on Jun 14, 2017 at 8:22 am

Yes. I know almost nothing else about it, other than that it existed and was directly at the northwest corner of Washington and Boylston. I suspect it was a small storefront cinema rather than a cutting-up of the State, but I really don’t know.

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Ron Newman commented about RKO Boston Theatre on Jun 14, 2017 at 8:16 am

To clarify, State II and Cinema X Twin both existed, but were different theatres, a block apart.

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Ron Newman commented about RKO Boston Theatre on Jun 14, 2017 at 7:59 am

That’s a different location (and does have its own separate listing here at CinemaTreasures, as Cinema X Twin Theatre).

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Ron Newman commented about Photo courtesy of the Dirty Old Boston Facebook page. on Jun 14, 2017 at 7:44 am

In the 1976 Dirty Old Boston photo, it looks like there was at least briefly a second screen called the “STATE II CINEMA”, in the same building as the State, but with its own separate sign and entrance, at the corner of Boylston and Washington. This matches my memory of the location.

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Ron Newman commented about RKO Boston Theatre on Jun 14, 2017 at 7:41 am

Looks like it was a (storefront?) theatre called the State II Cinema, not listed at CinemaTreasures. This vaguely matches my memory of the location.