Stadium Theatre

329 Main Street,
Woonsocket, RI 02895

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Stadium Theatre

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Opened on September 27, 1926, the Stadium Theatre was home to movies and shows in Woonsocket until the 1970’s when it was forced to close because of failing finances.

In 1991, the Save Our Theatre Committee was formed to purchase and restore the landmark theater. After seven years, their fundraising efforts allowed them to finally buy the building and begin restoring it.

The theater has already begun showing classic films as well as housing concerts and shows while repairs are being made.

Contributed by Gregg Anderson

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Narragansett55 on September 23, 2010 at 3:30 pm

I saw Robert Redford’s “The Natural” at the Stadium when it first came out in 1984.

On September 7, 2007, the Stadium hosted the premier of the film “You Must Be This Tall” about the history of the Rocky Point amusement park: View link

TJB on October 3, 2010 at 3:36 pm

OK so The Stadium had 2 Steinway Grand Pianos and it is believed that sometime during the 50’s one disappeared. CHET I was hoping you may be able to solve the mystery!(Maybe even reunite the brother and sister once again)If anyone knows the old management staff, Manager Ben Greenberg and Ass’t Manager Claire Larkins family and you think they could help please comment!!!

TJB on October 3, 2010 at 5:15 pm

also theirs only one now! =(

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on June 22, 2011 at 12:11 pm

In the October 30, 1961 issue of Boxoffice Magazine, an ad was run showing how many mainstream theatres were showing Federico Fellini’s La Dolce Vita, a subtitled Italian movie. This theatre was one of those in Rhode Island. LINK

GeorgeStrum on July 7, 2011 at 4:02 pm

Thank you Stadium for hosting EMCATOS on 7/02/11 for a screening of the silent Sunrise with Steve Ball on the Wurlitzer organ.

Metritype on December 21, 2011 at 2:57 am

Stadium hadn’t been built in 1925. Opera was at Park Theatre (Opera House).

lucy_chauvin_nielsen on March 1, 2012 at 3:33 am

My Mother brought me to my first movie at the Stadium about 1955 to see Oklahoma. I was born in Woonsocket, and seeing the change that has taken place is amazing, especially the Stadium. I moved away in 1967 and I believe that the Stadium had been closed for years. Woonsocket sure has come along through the years, and I’m glad.

HowardBHaas on March 24, 2012 at 8:51 pm

Showtime TV’s “Brotherhood” series Season 1, episode 7 has a story plot with a fictional account of the saving of this theater.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on September 14, 2012 at 6:04 am

This place is gorgeous! Quite an unexpected find in an otherwise pretty depressing city center.

jrgaz on October 27, 2012 at 11:00 pm

I saw both E.T. and Ghostbusters in that theatre. E.T. is still one of my favorite films of all time…

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