19 King Street,
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Once the largest movie theater in Northampton, Massachusetts, the Calvin Theatre was the home of first run films for almost 70 years.
With the arrival of megaplexes in nearby Hadley, the Calvin struggled to survive second rate film bookings and large overhead. Although Wednesday dollar nights drew crowds, little else did.
Finally, in 1994, the Calvin quietly put up a sign stating it was closed, at least temporarily. For months, a sun-bleached poster of the Jack Nicholson – Michelle Pfeiffer film “Wolf” drooped sadly in the lightbox of the film’s exterior. The Calvin had gone dark.
A shining knight saw the Calvin’s potential and bought and renovated the classic theater. Now housing mostly live performances, the Calvin does occasionally show first and second run films. The Calvin Theatre, with its new, polished marquee and facade, is back from the brink.
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