Tyler Theater

532 Tyler Street,
Pittsfield, MA 10201

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This theater in Pittsfield, MA was the only freestanding theater of seven in the 40s and 50s that was not located in the downtown. It was on Tyler Street, a neighborhood theater. Closing in the 60s it became an upholstry shop and remained so for years. The theater was torn down in the 2000s to build a store and for parking. The entrance area remains.

Contributed by Jim Shulman

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on November 30, 2006 at 12:07 am

On 1/16/56, the Tyler was showing “Blood Alley” with John Wayne and Lauren Bacall. The co-feature was “Ain’t Misbehavin”. Adult admission was 50 cents. Children under 12 were admitted free of charge after 6 p.m.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on January 3, 2007 at 3:36 pm

The MGM Theatre Photograph and Report form for the Tyler Theatre has an exterior photo dated May 1941. There was a narrow entrance in a building which appears to be 1 ½ stories high. There was a small triangle marquee above, with poster cases on either side of the doors and poster boards above the doors. It’s not possible to read the posters and the marquee looks blank. The Report states that the Tyler is at 532 Tyler St., that it has been a MGM customer for over 15 years; that it was built in 1915, is in Poor condition, and has 524 seats, apparently all on one floor.

chief
chief on August 8, 2008 at 5:02 pm

My great grandfather played the piano during the silent movies at the Tyler. George Stevens

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