Park Theatre

848 Park Avenue,
Cranston, RI 02910

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Park Theatre (Official)

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Previously operated by: Associated Theatres

Functions: Live Performances, Performing Arts

Previous Names: Park Cinema

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 401.941.7275

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2005 renovation

The Park Theatre was opened by 1926. The former Park Cinema in Cranston became a triplex that closed in February 2001. In 2004 it was being renovated and the triplexing was being undone, to be one theatre auditorium again. The plan was to have a live dinner-theatre with a cafe. The Park Theatre was expected to open in Summer 2004, but that didn’t happen until the Fall of 2009. It now presents live performances.

Contributed by Roger Katz

Recent comments (view all 52 comments)

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on January 15, 2011 at 4:47 am

In September 1926, this theatre was part of the eleven-theatre Celebrate Paramount Week.
Newspaper ad.

irishcine on March 30, 2012 at 1:29 am

An interesting article with several photos concerning the Park Theatre.

rfarebrother on September 2, 2013 at 6:10 pm

It’s nice but the live performances are a bit more than I am willing to pay.The average price is $35 a seat. It would be nice if they showed movies again.

RoyRossi on July 10, 2016 at 9:20 pm

My Rocky Horror records show the closing date before renovations as Feb, 2001 rather than the 2002 posted above. We were doing the show there for a year. One night, in Feb, 2001, we were told it was suddenly closing and we had to evacuate our props right after the show.

JimmyP on August 17, 2017 at 10:56 am

I worked here as an usher from July1987 to May1990. Great memories! I was friends with the projectionist who taught me a lot about film history. He owned a 35mm print of the James Bond film “On her majesty’s secret service” We watched it late one weekend after the last show ended. He also had a reel of trailers spliced together. I still have a giant 70mm reel I found in a storage room as well as several posters.

mp775 on April 28, 2021 at 6:32 pm

The building is being auctioned tomorrow -

mp775 on April 30, 2021 at 10:29 am

The auction was postponed, and the City of Cranston is helping find a buyer, with the condition that it remain a performing arts venue.

mp775 on September 23, 2021 at 1:32 pm

There may finally be a buyer -

Roland L.
Roland L. on September 23, 2021 at 2:00 pm

I think the current owner did a great service by keeping the facade in place. Took great care to preserve the look.

mp775 on December 9, 2021 at 11:50 am

Auction tomorrow -

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