Union Square Olympia Theatre

8 Warren Street,
Somerville, MA 02143

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The Union Square Olympia Theatre opened in Feburary 1914, but closed by the mid-to late-1920’s. By 1932 it had reopened as a hall for marathon dancing, which local residents and newspapers objected to.

It was demolished in 1933. A Goodyear auto service center now occupies the site.

Contributed by Ron Newman

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on May 16, 2010 at 6:57 pm

AKA:

UNION SQUARE THEATER.

Owners:

1920 R.W. Brown
1925 N.H. Gordon Circuit.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on June 1, 2010 at 3:40 am

David Guss’s article “Lost Theatres of Somerville”, from the First Quarter 2006 issue of Marquee, the journal of the Theatre Historical Society of America, is now online at View link .

Besides an extensive history, the article also contains many old photos of and advertisements for the various theatres in Somerville.

(This is a 17-page scanned-image PDF, so unfortunately you cannot search or copy the text.)

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on November 9, 2010 at 9:22 am

The Union Square Th. in Somerville is listed in the 1927 Film Daily Yearbook as having 1200 seats and open 6 days/week.

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