St. George Theater

79 Concord Street,
Framingham, MA

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St George Marquee 1967

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The St. George Theatre was opened by the George Giles Circuit on April 18, 1921. It ran vaudeville shows, in addition to film. After World War II, Smith Management purchased the two downtown Framingham theaters. The St. George was closed in 1967, and has been replaced by a parking lot.

Contributed by David Wodeyla

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David Wodeyla
David Wodeyla on May 12, 2005 at 8:55 am

Same theatre, the name changed for a short time. I haven’t looked at enough microfilm to get the exact dates.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on December 29, 2005 at 4:57 am

The MGM Theatre Photograph and Report form for the St. George has a photo taken in 1941. The rather narrow entrance is 2-plus stories high and has a rectangular marquee. The front has two lines with white letters on black background. Movies are “Sleepers West” and “The Great Dictator”. The Report states that the theatre is on Concord St. and has beeen playing MGM product for over 15 years. The house is in “DeLuxe” condition. There are 772 seats on the main floor, and 546 in the balcony, total: 1318 seats.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 19, 2007 at 12:58 pm

Some photos and more ads can be found here.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 23, 2007 at 9:34 am

The St. George Theater can be seen in this 1923 photo.

David Wodeyla
David Wodeyla on July 23, 2007 at 10:27 am

The only interior photo of the St. George I can find, is the one I showed on my web page devoted to the theatre, linked by Lost Memory where the photos and ads are, above. It came from the large book titled “American Theatres of Today.”

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 23, 2007 at 10:40 am

Thats a very nice web page that you have dwodeyla. I enjoyed seeing the old ads. Any idea when this theater had its first marquee installed? Its not there in the 1923 photo. The second photo on your web page shows a marquee. That photo is probably from the mid 1940s.

David Wodeyla
David Wodeyla on July 23, 2007 at 6:36 pm

Thank you for the compliment. I don’t know when the marquee was installed, but they had one by 1940. I have a picture taken in 1940, which shows it.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 9, 2007 at 8:03 pm

A Robert-Morton theater organ size 2/4 style 75 was installed in the St. George Theater in 1920.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on November 9, 2010 at 10:59 am

The St. George in Framingham is listed in the 1927 Film Daily Yearbook as having 650 seats and open 7 days/week. That seat count doesn’t seem right.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on November 9, 2010 at 11:03 am

Correction: “Open 6 days”.

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