St. George Theater

79 Concord Street,
Framingham, MA 01702

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St George Marquee 1967

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The St. George Theatre was opened by the George A. 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 The St. George Theater was closed in 1967, and has been replaced by a parking lot.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 November 19, 2004 at 6:23 am

Thanks Charles, but the address was already mentioned by Ken Roe, and the town is Framingham, not Farmington. (I know, sometimes the Film Daily has typos)

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on May 12, 2005 at 7:32 am

Many of the ads on that page are for the Paramount Theatre. Was this another name for the St. George, or a different theatre?

David Wodeyla
David Wodeyla on May 12, 2005 at 11:55 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 7:57 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.

David Wodeyla
David Wodeyla on July 23, 2007 at 1:27 pm

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.”

David Wodeyla
David Wodeyla on July 23, 2007 at 9:36 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.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on November 9, 2010 at 1:59 pm

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 2:03 pm

Correction: “Open 6 days”.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on December 30, 2017 at 6:05 am

The St. George Theatre had the same address as the Princess Theatre, 79 Concord Street. So I assume they were the same place. I posted a photo of the Princess on a vintage postcard.

mwresinski on December 30, 2017 at 7:46 am

The photo above shows the closing program. I was at the final screening, BONNIE & CLYDE. Sad day.

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