New England Life Hall

501 Boylston Street,
Boston, MA 02116

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New England Life Hall

The New England Mutual Hall was an auditorium in the N.E. Mutual Insurance Building. It was widely used for films and live theatre between the 1940’s and the 1960’s. Offerings were frequently advertised in the Boston Globe and elsewhere.

Contributed by Gerald A. DeLuca

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rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on July 29, 2018 at 10:24 am

This was a very busy venue for many years. Circa-1990 it was renamed “Copley Theatre” (because the original Copley Theatre nearby was gone). But I don’t think that name stuck. It has been closed for a long time now, and may have been remodeled out of existence.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on August 4, 2018 at 11:03 am

The venue was later called New England Life Hall, per various newspaper ads for films and events here.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on August 5, 2018 at 4:32 am

The building is now called the Newbry Building; address is 501 Boylston Street.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on August 13, 2018 at 10:37 am

The Boston Childrens Theatre performed on stage here for many seasons, on Saturday mornings or afternoons. The lobby entrance was on Clarendon Street a few steps away from Boylston St.

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