Royal Theatre

277 Brightman Street,
Fall River, MA

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TLSLOEWS on August 6, 2010 at 6:11 pm

Nice 1941 photo.

kencmcintyre on February 5, 2009 at 5:01 pm

There aren’t any references to this address on the Youth Musical Theater website:

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on January 28, 2008 at 7:15 am

Anyone know what happened to the plans to renovate this? I can’t find anything on it since February of 2005.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on July 5, 2006 at 10:56 am

This 1941 photo of the marquee and front of the Royal, though from a photocopy of very poor quality, gives an idea of what the place looked like. It is from the M.G.M. Theatre Photograph and Report. The condition was described as good, the type of patronage was stated as “mill and low income.” The seating at the time was 600 with 550 on the main floor and 50 in the balcony. The Royal had been playing M.G.M. product for three years. A competing theatre was given as the Strand.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on June 26, 2006 at 7:23 am

In a 1990 Fall River Herald article on the city’s theatres, John McAvoy wrote, “The Royal Theatre (capacity 500) was located on the south side of Brightman Street near the railway tracks. I was only in the Royal once, but I remember when a train passed by you could feel the vibrations in the theatre.”

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on June 6, 2006 at 4:39 am

An impressive collection of rare photos of historic Fall River theatres can be seen by clicking here.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on April 16, 2005 at 9:25 am

Here are two recent photos I took of the Royal. ONE TWO

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on March 8, 2005 at 6:59 am

The article that you linked to says Royale, not Royal. Which is correct?

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on March 8, 2005 at 3:53 am

See article at View link . Status should be changed to restoring.

musirama on February 24, 2005 at 8:47 pm

The building is being
restored as a theater again!Hopefully,it will be the new home of the Youth Musical Theater.This group has already been using the space for rehearsals,and hope to have a performance there in September.