Hollis Theatre

49 Hollis Street,
Framingham, MA 01702

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mwresinski on May 13, 2006 at 10:10 pm

Well, maybe not “lots”, but I can’t think of where else it would play in Framingham. I could be mistaken… it was a few years ago!

ggates on May 13, 2006 at 8:45 pm

The Gorman played after the Cinema, http://natickmass.info/Gorman.htm but I don’t remember lots of Fellini.

mwresinski on May 13, 2006 at 8:23 pm

Slight correction in the last paragraph.

While the St. George featured the AIP, Beach Blanket, Hercules, and Three Stooges Sat. mat fare (and blockbusters like “Ten Commandments”), the Gorman, at least in its last years, tended toward the art house features. As a young teen, I remember seeing “Lonliness of the Long Distance Runner”, “This Sporting Life”, and lots of Fellini at the charming Gorman. “Ben-Hur” was one of the few huge films that played there during its last decade.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on December 29, 2005 at 6:49 am

The MGM Theatre Photograph and Report card for the Hollis has a photo taken in May 1941. There is a square marquee with 3 lines on the front and sides with black letters. Above is what appears to be a false front with “Hollis” in huge letters. Movies playing are Tyrone Power in “In Old Chicago” plus “Phantom Submarine”. The Report states that the Hollis has been presenting MGM product for over 2 years, that it was built in 1939, that it is in Good condition, and that it has 918 seats, all on one floor.