Grand Theater

207 Main Street,
Indian Orchard, MA 01151

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The Grand Theater is located in the Indian Orchard section of Springfield. The Main Street address is not to be confused with Main Street in downtown Springfield. This wooden structure served as a neighborhood movie house since the early 20th Century. In fact, one 1909 historical picture has the Grand Theatre advertising “pictorial vaudville”.

Closed in the early-1990’s, currently a religious denomination uses this theater for services.

Contributed by AlLarkin

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 8, 2006 at 4:10 pm

Could this Grand Theater actually be located in Indian Orchard? If so, the address is 207 Main St. Also, the former Grand theater in Indian Orchard, now a Church, is for sale at this website.

AlLarkin
AlLarkin on April 11, 2006 at 11:08 am

As my original post states in the first sentence, the Grand Theater IS located in Indian Orchard. I would assume, after reading my post, that my info stating that the place is used by a religious denomination could be considered a church.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 11, 2006 at 12:23 pm

I NEVER assume anything. I go by the address listed at the top of the screen under the name of the theater. Google will map Indian Orchard. This is the correct address that Google will show:

207 Main St
Indian Orchard, MA 01151

pollackplayhouse
pollackplayhouse on June 11, 2007 at 9:57 pm

Is it still for sale?… i’ve called the realestate company listed several times and haven’t received a phone call either way…..

spectrum
spectrum on September 7, 2007 at 9:13 pm

Saw a movie there in the 1980’s – interesting design – probably 700 seats all on one level, a flat wooden floor. Building had exposed slamnted wooden beams in the ceiling looked like it had been fairly recently renovated. I can see why it became a church later.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 29, 2008 at 11:51 am

In 1955 the Grand Theater had 690 seats.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on November 9, 2010 at 10:44 am

The Grand in Indian Orchard is listed in the 1927 Film Daily Yearbook as having 460 seats and open 7 days per week.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 18, 2011 at 6:04 am

There is a photo of the former Grand Theatre on this page.

Here is a close-up of the marquee.

Behind the shallow, brick-walled front of the theater, which looks like a later addition, the main, wooden section of the theater looks as though it might have been built as a church. I wonder if this building has come full circle?

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