Jefferson Theatre

2645 Main Street,
Springfield, MA 01107

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The Jefferson Theatre, located in Springfield’s North End, was one of several neighborhood second-run theaters operated by Herman Rifkin Theatres.

Contributed by Dr. Russ Durocher

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William
William on November 20, 2003 at 3:01 pm

The Jefferson Theatre was located at 2645 Main Street and it seated 1030 people.

EdwardShear
EdwardShear on December 3, 2004 at 4:57 pm

The Jefferson opened on Oct. 6, 1921 and closed in 1962.
In the early ‘70’s, it reopened briefly as the Jefferson Fine Arts before closing forever. The theater was gutted and it became an electrical supply buisness. Later, the building stood empty and boarded up with only it’s name carved in stone above where the marquee once hung.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on July 6, 2008 at 10:12 am

Someone Who Was There tells me that he was in Springfield last week and found the Jefferson still standing.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on November 17, 2010 at 11:16 am

The Jefferson is listed in the 1927 Film Daily Yearbook as having 1036 seats and open daily.

spectrum
spectrum on February 6, 2014 at 8:35 am

From the current google street view, it looks like they’ve brouight the building back into use – probably as storage – at least it isn’t all bricked up anymore

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