Central Theatre

85 Central Street,
Manville, RI 02838

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Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on February 20, 2011 at 1:46 pm

Proprietor N. J. Trahan donates proceeds of two movie shows at the Central to a charity fund in February 1925.
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Gerald A. DeLuca on January 16, 2011 at 5:31 pm

Strikers hold a mass meeting at the Central Theatre in 1926, as reported in Providence News, August 31, 1926. CLICK HERE.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on June 25, 2010 at 3:25 pm

Item in Boxoffice magazine, November 21, 1942:

“The Central Theatre, Manville, R.I., has beeen sold by Napoleon J. Trahan to Henry M. Sperling, Woonsocket op-erator.”

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on June 30, 2006 at 1:22 am

The 1949 Film Daily Yearbook gives the address of the Central as 85 Central Street and with a seating capacity of 600.

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Gerald A. DeLuca on June 27, 2005 at 11:37 am

In February of 1935, the following film programs were on the Central screen between the 17th and the 23rd: The Gay Bride & White Lies, That’s Gratitude & Redhead, Bright Eyes (Shirley Temple) & Marie Gallant.

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Gerald A. DeLuca on June 26, 2005 at 5:28 am

A 1935 city directory lists this theatre.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on June 22, 2005 at 10:48 pm

The 1919 R.I. directory lists a Bijou Theatre for Manville but no address. I do not know if it was the same theatre as this one.