Premier Theatre

20 Rock Street,
Fall River, MA 02720

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 19, 2013 at 5:02 pm

In the 1913-1914 Cahn guide, the Premier Theatre is listed as a 933-seat, ground floor house playing Loew’s vaudeville.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 19, 2013 at 3:05 am

The Premier Theatre in Fall River was in operation in 1912, when the December 6 issue of The Player reported that it had been badly damaged by a fire on December 2.

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on December 28, 2012 at 10:34 am

address was 20 Rock St.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on June 28, 2006 at 3:24 am

In a 1976 Fall River Herald feature, Women’s Page editor Jean Judge wrote:
“The old Premier on Rock Street was typical of the movie houses here in those early days. At least one movie patron of old remembers going to that theatre, also owned by W. J. Dunn, and getting a box of bonbons with his ticket to the silent movie, all for the price of a dime.”

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on June 28, 2006 at 1:32 am

“The Premier Theatre (capacity 800) was located on Rock Street, right across from District Court. However, I have just a very vague memory of its front and watching a Jackie Coogan movie in its balcony. It was destroyed in the great fire of 1928, when I was eight.

“The Rialto Theatre was located in the spot where the Durfee Theatre later stood. I have only one memory of the Rialto – of seeing a Rin Tin Tin movie there. The Rialto was also destroyed in the 1928 fire."
~~~John McAvoy, "Under the Marquee,” Fall River Herald, February 11, 1990.