Champ Theatre

6 Mechanic Street,
Spencer, MA 01562

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The Champ Theatre was a handsome movie theatre in the town of Spencer, a short distance to the west of Worcester. Further information about it will be most appreciated.

Contributed by Ron Salters

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rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on February 12, 2007 at 7:27 am

The Champ Theatre in Spencer was included in the MGM Theatre Photograph and Report project, but no one filled out the form. There is an undated exterior photo. Judging from one of the cars in the photo, it dates from the late-1940s. The Champ was a free-standing building 3 stories high with an attractive facade. There was a 2-sided triangular marquee with the name “Champ” in big letters, but with no space to post the movie titles. On either side of this marquee was an ornamental coach lantern. There were some poster cases along the front wall. It would be interesting to know how the theatre got its unusual name. It’s not listed in the 1942-43 Motion Picture Almanac, which means that it was either independently run, or belonged to a circuit of 4 or fewer houses.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on February 5, 2009 at 5:24 pm

The correct address is Mechanic Street, without the s on the end. If you plug that in the address will map correctly.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on November 13, 2010 at 11:44 am

There is a Park Theatre listed as the only film venue in Spencer MA in the 1927 Film Daily Yearbook. It had 665 seats and was open 6 days per week.

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