Day Street Olympia

50 Day Street,
Somerville, MA 02144

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rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on November 10, 2010 at 2:25 pm

There is a “Day Square” theater listed under Somerville in the 1927 Film Daily Yearbook with 700 seats, open 6 days/week. The seat count is close to that of this theater.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on May 31, 2010 at 4:59 pm

David Guss’s article “Lost Theatres of Somerville”, from the First Quarter 2006 issue of Marquee, the journal of the Theatre Historical Society of America, is now online at View link .

Besides an extensive history, the article also contains many old photos of and advertisements for the various theatres in Somerville.

(This is a 17-page scanned-image PDF, so unfortunately you cannot search or copy the text.)

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on March 29, 2006 at 4:39 am

The photo described above is the first one on this page.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on March 27, 2006 at 10:06 am

The MGM Theatre Photograph and Report form for E.M. Loew’s Davis Square Theatre in Somerville has a facade photo taken in May 1941.The entrance was on a corner, with a box office in the center. There was a boxy marquee with white letters on a black background. Movies playing are “Kit Carson” and “Moon over Burma”. The Report states that the theatre has been a MGM customer for over 10 years; that it’s over 15 years old; that it’s in Fair condition; and hasd 645 seats, apparently all on one floor.