Town Hall

Taunton Avenue,
East Providence, RI 02914

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Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on January 20, 2011 at 3:29 pm

Religious film draws a crowd in 1922.

From Providence News, March 20, 1922:

[i]“The Eternal Light”

Audiences totalling about 1500 persons attended the two exhibitions of the religious motion picture, “The Eternal Light,” at the Town Hall yesterday afternoon and last evening under the auspices of St. Francis Xavier Church.[/i]

Note: The Eternal Light was a 1919 film produced by the Catholic Art Association.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on January 17, 2011 at 12:06 pm

This theatre was part of the September 1923 6th Paramount Week. In this advertisement from the (Providence) Evening Tribune, September 1, 1923, we see a fascinating list of Rhode Island area theatres, many long-gone and long-forgoten, or even unheard of, as well as what they were showing during that week. Seven movies were shown at at Town Hall during that week. CLICK HERE and move image to see all theatres.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 16, 2011 at 10:40 am

East Providence’s Town Hall was a Romanesque Revival style building designed by William R. Walker & Son, the firm that designed the Toy (Avon) and Majestic theaters in Providence proper.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on January 15, 2011 at 2:40 pm

Open in 1935?

Need an address, more info and more photos are always welcome.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on January 15, 2011 at 1:55 pm

This photo shows the old town hall of East Providenceand includes historical thumbnail sketch. The building contained a movie theatre “for many years” known as the Town Hall.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on January 15, 2011 at 1:36 pm

In September 1926, this theatre was part of the eleven-theatre Celebrate Paramount Week.
Newspaper ad.