109 Court Street,
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A lost theatre of Boston’s Scollay Square. It is briefly mentioned in David Kruh’s book “Always Something Doing: A History of Boston’s Infamous Scollay Square”:
“The nearby Palace and Beacon theaters at first featured live talent such as local boys "Sliding” Billy Watson (named for his across-the-stage skid on a banana peel) and Dave Marion. Movie screens were later installed as an additional novelty. Soon, the live shows disappeared and the theaters became strictly moviehouses".
An ad for the theater, reproduced in this book, reads
MEET ME AT THE
NEW PALACE THEATRE
COURT, SUDBURY AND SCOLLAY SQ.
——— A SWELL SHOW ———
Continuous 10 A.M. till 11 P.M.
The ad has a photo with several signs reading “NEW PALACE THEATRE”, “PICTURES”, “VAUDEVILLE”, and “10c”.
I don’t know how long the Palace stayed in operation. In the early 1960s, nearly every building in Scollay Square, including all of its stage and movie theatres, was demolished to make way for Boston’s Government Center.
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