Central Square Theatre

36 Bennington Street,
East Boston, MA 02128

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Central Sq theatre, 1922

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The Central Square Theatre was a neighborhood movie theatre in East Boston, across the harbor from downtown. Further information welcomed.

Contributed by Ron Salters

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rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on February 18, 2007 at 9:17 am

The MGM Theatre Photograph and Report form for the Central Square Theatre in East Boston has an exterior photo dated March 1941. The theatre entrance was at the left end of the building, and it appears that one walked in from the street and then turned right to face the screen. There is a rectangular marquee with the theatre’s name in big letters on the front and sides, but no room to post attractions. Above the marquee is a vertical blade sign. The entrance has 3 double doors; to its left is a narrow poster case; to its right are 2 wide poster cases and a fire exit door from the rear of the auditorium. The Report states that the theatre has been playing MGM product for over 10 years; that it was built about 1930; is in Good condition and has 1,100 seats.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on February 12, 2011 at 12:53 pm

In a 1918 street directory, the Central Square Theatre in East Boston is listed at 36 Bennington Street, between Central Square and Marion Street.

EdwardFindlay
EdwardFindlay on March 26, 2011 at 5:50 am

Shot of entrance and side of theatre: View link

EdwardFindlay
EdwardFindlay on March 26, 2011 at 5:51 am

page 22 in the link has the shot

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on March 26, 2011 at 8:50 am

Nice link Edward.

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