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Are they presenting any live shows or movies at this theatre while working on it?
One of the buildings that will be demolished and replaced with new development is the former Symphony Cinema.
Or it may be named after a donor to the theatre’s fundraising campaign. (I had a short conversation about this on the theatre’s Facebook page.)
Boston University sold this along with the nearby BU Theatre (which houses the Huntington Theatre Company). The Huntington will remain, but the former Symphony Cinema building will probably be demolished and replaced with newer development.
In today’s Boston Globe:
Deal gives Huntington control of BU Theatre
The theatre is being sold, but the Huntington Theatre Company will remain there and will refurbish it. I expect they will want to change the theatre’s name.
Where are these photos you are referring to?
What will be built on this site? Is there a news story about it?
Were the other seats replaced by tables or other furniture?
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?
Please try uploading it again, and post the link here.
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.