Loew's Palace Theater
645 Main Street,
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Architects: Thomas White Lamb
Previous Names: Loew's Poli Palace Theater
Located almost next to its sister theater the Loew’s Poli Theater, the Loew’s Poli Palace Theater opened on May 25, 1914 with “Tess of the Storm Country” on screen and six acts of vaudeville on stage. It was quite obvious that the interior had been modified. Where the side box seats were once located, some type of dark filler, perhaps painted plywood, was used.
The auditorium was very plain, making one wonder just how much of the original decor was not retained. The seats had white cloth covers.
I remember commenting about it to my mother about it and she said that many high class theaters used to cover their seats in the summer because all the ladies wore white. This prevented their attire from getting soiled, at least visibly.
It was demolished in September 1964 together with its near neighbor the Low’s Poli Theater and the site is now occupied by Bushnell Plaza.
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