Garden Theatre

1176 Main Street,
Springfield, MA 01101

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Garden Theatre

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The Garden Theatre was located just south of Court Square on Main Street at the corner of Bliss Street. It was opened prior to 1927 as the Edisonia Theatre. After closing in 1953 the front area was used for retail and the auditorium was an auto repair facility. It has since been demolished.

Contributed by AlLarkin

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EdwardShear
EdwardShear on December 3, 2004 at 6:53 pm

The Garden closed in 1953. In 1954, the then popular downtown grocer, Springfield Market, took it over, gutted the theater and it became a grocery store until the mid ‘60’s.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on November 17, 2010 at 1:17 pm

The Garden is listed in the 1927 Film Daily Yearbook as having 630 seats, open daily.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 14, 2013 at 4:32 pm

The NRHP registration form for the Edisonia Theatre Block says that it was built in 1913 and designed by local architects E.C. & G.C. Gardner. The building was added to the NRHP in 1983.

jaboschen
jaboschen on April 19, 2016 at 6:46 pm

The status needs to be changed to demolished. It was torn down for the casino. :–(

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