Brockton Theatre

184 Main Street,
Brockton, MA 02302

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rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on June 16, 2013 at 2:09 pm

In the 1942-43 Motion Picture Almanac, the Brockton Theatre is listed under Paramount Theaters – Mullin & Pinanski. Also listed as a M&P house is the Rialto in Brockton which later became E.M. Loew’s Center Theater.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on June 16, 2013 at 1:44 pm

The Theatre Historical Society archive in Illinois has the MGM Theatre Report for the Brockton Theatre. It was at 184 Main Street. It had 1,305 orchestra seats, 285 balcony seats and 102 seats in the loges; total: 1,692 seats. There is an exterior photo taken in July 1950, 9 years after most of the other Report photos were made. The theater entrance was at the left end of a large, long, 4-story commercial building with a rather ornate facade. There was a nice 1940s-style marquee with a vertical sign above. Looking at the Google streetviews of this area today, I don’t see that building. I suspect that “Brockton” was a new name for an existing older theater. The Brockton Theatre is not listed in the 1927 Film Daily Yearbook.