Buzzards Bay Theater

107 Main Street,
Buzzards Bay, MA 02532

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Buzzards Bay Theater

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Opened in April of 2007 after having been closed since 2001, the Buzzards Bay Theater was showing second-run films.

It was closed again in October 2007 and was demolished in late-2009.

Contributed by Jeff Avery

Recent comments (view all 19 comments)

crownx
crownx on June 3, 2009 at 4:15 am

Anoither cinema falls…. June3rd edition Cape Cod Times.
The owner has a hearing on June 9th with the towns Historical Commission for a permit to demolish.

MPol
MPol on June 3, 2009 at 7:08 am

Another one bites the dust. How sad.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on June 5, 2009 at 11:01 am

The Quincy Patriot Ledger had a short item yesterday about the application for a permit to demolish. It says that the Buzzards Bay Theater dates from the 1920s, was closed as a Hoyts Cinema in 2001, and that a new operator, Jeff Avery, spent $165,000 in improvements in 2006-07 in an ill-fated attempt to reestablish it as a cinema. The news item says that the owners want to put a parking lot on the site. The theater has been closed for well over a year now.

mp775
mp775 on September 1, 2009 at 11:45 am

As of this past Sunday, it’s still standing. The lobby is being used for storage (possibly the auditoriums as well). There is a for lease sign on the building – commercial/subdividable.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on February 22, 2010 at 3:16 pm

So is it still there?

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on March 27, 2010 at 11:06 am

I heard that it was demolished very recently.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 27, 2010 at 1:55 pm

BUZZARD’S BAY.. Bet “ADDAMS FAMILY” did great business.

MrDJDude
MrDJDude on March 29, 2010 at 2:09 pm

According to this very short article(which includes photos), it was demolished in mid-November 2009. They didn’t even save the old Chevrolet sign or concrete relief Buzzards Bay Garage sign. Depressing.

Other links:

Video shot during the demolition

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on June 1, 2013 at 11:11 am

The Theatre Historical Society archive has the MGM Theatre Report for the Buzzards Bay Theatre. Located on Main St., 693 seats, Excellent condition. It says it was built about 1938. There is an exterior photo taken in July 1950.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 24, 2013 at 4:07 pm

This weblog post from MassHistory has several photos of the Buzzards Bay Theatre, including an early postcard that appears to be from the 1930s.

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