Palace Theater

132 North Street,
Pittsfield, MA 01201

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This theater was located on North Street in Pittsfield, MA and was built as the Majestic Theater. Torn down in the 1990s as owners did not keep it up and the city took it over. There is now a small park on the site, containing an archway similar to that of the former theater’s facade.

Contributed by Jim Shulman

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AlLarkin
AlLarkin on July 5, 2005 at 6:43 pm

Joe, as you described the condition of the Palace I knew that it had to be a Western Mass. Theater. All of their theaters were neglected in the same manner. If only Nathan Goldstein could see what his beneficiary did to his theaters, ah, perhaps not.

Skywatcher
Skywatcher on November 6, 2005 at 4:53 pm

I took a couple of pictures today, to show what the site looks like at present:

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Skywatcher
Skywatcher on November 8, 2005 at 2:21 pm

I’ve fixed the links for the pics of the Place Theater site as it looks at present…you can view them here:

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rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on January 2, 2007 at 4:25 pm

The Palace in Pittsfield was included in the MGM Theatre Photograph and Report project. There is a facade photo dated May 1941. The theatre entrance was in the center of a 3-story building. The front corners of the fancy marquee were supported by posts rising from the sidewalk. There was an arch above the marquee and a vertical blade sign affixed to the facade. The attractions posted on the 2 lines of the marquee are not readable in the photo. The Report states that the Palace is at “132 North St.”, that it has been presenting MGM product for over 10 years; that it’s over 15 years old; that it’s in Good condition and has 1115 seats on the main floor and 450 in the balcony, total: 1,565 seats.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on January 17, 2010 at 7:03 am

Here is an August 1965 ad from the Berkshire Eagle:
http://tinyurl.com/ykgsnj3

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 19, 2010 at 12:21 am

Joe what a story.If only “Poesideon Adventure” had been on the screen. I think i have read it all now.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 19, 2010 at 12:21 am

Joe what a story.If only “Poesideon Adventure” had been on the screen. I think i have read it all now.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on May 19, 2010 at 2:32 am

Great 1965 ad with The Beatles movie HELP!ken mc.

rosiep
rosiep on January 12, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Here’s another link to a photo of the Palace, in “near-derelict state” in February 1986. http://tinyurl.com/848ay5x

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