Uptown Theater

827 Western Avenue,
Lynn, MA 01905

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rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on November 18, 2006 at 8:24 am

There is a MGM Theatre Photograph and Report form for the Uptown Theatre. It is listed as being on Western Avenue, in West Lynn. There is a facade photo taken in April 1941. The theatre entrance was located at the left end of a 2-story business block. The entrance was embellished with architecutral elements such as an arch above the marquee. The latter had “Uptown” in big letters on its front. There were narrow poster cases on either side of what appear to be 2 sets of double doors. The Report states that the Uptown was not presenting MGM product, that it was over 15 years old; tht it was in Poor condition, and had 750 seats, apparently all on one floor.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on September 9, 2007 at 10:43 am

The Uptown was located at 827 Western Avenue in West Lynn at Breed Square. It was opened as the Standard Theatre in 1917, and the name changed to Uptown Theatre in 1933. It was still standing, apparently, at the time it was included in a list of Lynn theatres compiled by an unknown researcher (the list is undated but appears to have been typed in the 1970s) It was found in the Lynn public library recently by CT member Barry Goodkin.

AlanF
AlanF on April 30, 2008 at 1:03 pm

The theater building was demolished in the early 1970s, I believe. It is now the site of a Dunkin' Donuts.

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