Island Theatre

1 Circuit Avenue,
Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

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IslandĀ© Oak Bluffs Maine

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The Island Theatre was opened prior to 1941 when it was operated by Strand Theaters out of Boston, MA. When I spotted and photographed the Island Theater in September 2001, it was open and showing movies. It was white stucco, with a classic stand alone ticket booth sheltered in the main entrance to the building with double, glass front movie poster displays on each side of the entrance. “Island” was displayed in large cut out letters over the entrance, under a large set of windows. The Island Theatre was closed in 2010.

Contributed by Don Lewis

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jph on May 27, 2005 at 3:14 pm

The Island continues to be open with first run fare primarily during the summertime and some winter holidays. 508-627-6689 gives the latest film information.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on August 11, 2006 at 3:38 pm

My photograph of the ISLAND View link

Mikeoaklandpark on September 24, 2013 at 5:59 am

Was there yesterday the theater closed in 2010. It is boarded up and they said the inside is intact. Update status to CLOSED.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 31, 2017 at 12:52 pm

The recent history of the Island Theatre has been troubled. Twice last year the building was declared unsafe by inspectors, the second time in November when part of the ceiling collapsed following inadequate repairs that were made in response to the first citation.

According to this article in the Vinyard Gazette of March 16, 2017, the town has ordered repairs to be done, and if the theater’s owners do not make them, is debating whether to have the repairs done at public expense and file alien on the building, or simply have the theater demolished.

The building “… is estimated to be about a century old…. and has been vacant for several years.” The issue is slated to be discussed at the town meeting on April 11.

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