Manville Opera House

Railroad Street,
Lincoln, RI 02838

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The Manville Opera House disappeared in the mid-20th century and along with the Central Theatre on Central Street, seems to have been the only other theatre in this Blackstone River mill town. Information on this and other old R.I. movie theatres will be appreciated.

Contributed by Gerald A. DeLuca

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Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on July 16, 2005 at 2:58 am

The “Images of America” volume The Lower Blackstone Valley says that, after the fire of November 10, 1919 had destroyed nearby St. James Church, this theatre and the Bijou were both used for services.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on January 17, 2011 at 2:24 am

A rally was announced for Democrats at the Manville Opera House, according to this piece in Providence News, May 28, 1925. CLICK HERE

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Gerald A. DeLuca on January 27, 2011 at 9:36 am

The Woonsocket French newspaper La Sentinelle had this ad for a French play at the Manville Opera House to be given on May 29, 1926.
LA REDEMPTION.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on February 20, 2011 at 1:50 pm

Proceeds of movie program at the Manville Opera House donated to a charitable cause in January 1925. NEWSPAPER ITEM

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