Modern Theatre

98 Broadway,
Lawrence, MA 01840

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Modern Theatre...Lawrence MA

A movie theatre in downtown Lawrence with a very impressive facade. Like the Warner, Palace and Broadway, the Modern was run by Warner Brothers theatre circuit. Further information welcomed.

Contributed by Ron Salters

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rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on April 27, 2007 at 7:35 am

The MGM Theatre Photograph and Report form for the Modern Theatre in Lawrence has an exterior photo dated May 1941. The theatre had an imposing classical facade with a huge arched window above the marquee and elaborate poster cases on either side of the entrance. There was a large 3-sided marquee with a big “M” on the front. Attractions were “Mr and Mrs Smith” and “Sign of the Wolf”. The Report states that the Modern has been presenting MGM product for over 10 years; that it’s over 15 years old and in Good condition, and has 1,070 seats. It’s listed in the 1942-43 Motion Picture Almanac under the Warner Bros. theatre circuit.

jimroy on March 19, 2010 at 10:24 am

I’ve assembled and added a couple of pictures of the Modern in a gallery here I’ll add more there as I get them.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on November 10, 2010 at 12:06 pm

The Modern is listed in the 1927 Film Daily Yearbook as having 1000 seats, open daily.

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