Union Theatre

1 Dunham Street,
Attleboro, MA 02703

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rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on April 25, 2014 at 3:27 pm

James- The MGM Reports for the Union Theatre and also the Bates in Attleboro are now on line. Go to the Theatre Historical Society website www.historictheatres.org ;on the Home Page, click “Research” and then click “American Theatres Architectural Archive” in the drop-down box. Next, click “Explore the collections in the on-line catalog”. Next, type “New England Special Collection” in the search box. (That’s what they call the MGM Theatre reports). The Bates is card #9, and the Union is card # 10 right at the beginning. Once you get the card, there is a button to click on to enlarge it, and then you can copy it on your printer.

James Fisher
James Fisher on April 25, 2014 at 6:58 am

Thanks. If you run across it I would love to see it no news on union mr Friedman bought it and has had no luck with it as it sits

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on June 5, 2013 at 3:06 pm

James- No, I don’t have the MGM Report & photo for the Union Theater. It’s in Illinois.

James Fisher
James Fisher on June 4, 2013 at 11:31 pm

would you happen to have that pic dated 1941

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on June 3, 2013 at 3:42 pm

The Theatre Historical Society archive has the MGM Theatre Report for the Union Theatre. Says it’s on Dunham St., is in Good condition, and has been showing MGM product for 6 years. There were 788 orchestra seats and 313 balcony seats, total: 1,101. There is an exterior photo dated April 1941.

James Fisher
James Fisher on January 9, 2013 at 7:41 pm

I have added a few new pictures more to come Check back often for up to date moments

James Fisher
James Fisher on September 10, 2011 at 11:54 am

i often think about the olde days and the time i spent working this great place i do miss it and all the people whom came to visit the union. too bad i had to let it go

martybearass
martybearass on August 27, 2011 at 3:56 pm

saw Walking Tall there in the late 60’s early 70’s

attleboroparanormal
attleboroparanormal on June 21, 2011 at 3:14 pm

Please please please any one with any information on the Union Theatre in Attleboro Ma or pictures please let me know Wayne Homer Attleboro Paranormal Investigations or

attleboroparanormal
attleboroparanormal on June 21, 2011 at 3:12 pm

Please please please any one with any information on the Union Theatre in Attleboro Ma or pictures please let me know Wayne Homer Attleboro Paranormal Investigations

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on June 16, 2011 at 10:27 am

The Google Maps view is incorrect, but “frozen.” But you can see the theatre by maneuvering to the opposite side of the street. It occupies a corner site.

James Fisher
James Fisher on June 16, 2011 at 9:21 am

Well there isnt much going on at the union these days

James Fisher
James Fisher on February 23, 2011 at 5:09 am

Well my friends i have seen so many things over the years and found a lot of pictures of the union ill have to post them on my web site and get back with the site so you to can share memorize til i return have a great and safe week Jim

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on June 21, 2010 at 8:42 am

From Boxoffice magazine, February 4, 1956:

“In the most extensive cooperation promotion ever seen in this area, 14 Providence and nearby houses used record-breaking newspaper advertising space in heralding the joint premiere of "The Day the World Ended” and “Phantom from 10,000 Leagues.” Virtually taking over the amusement pages of the local press for several days, the following houses united in the ad: Elmwood, Hope, Uptown, Liberty, Castle, all in this city; Community, Centredale; Strand, Pawtucket; Union, Attleboro; Hollywood, East Providence; Palace, Cranston; Community, Wakefield; Park, Auburn; Palace, Arctic and Stadium, Woonsocket. A brief checkup of local houses indicated that opening days were solid."

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on June 11, 2010 at 8:53 am

An article on the Union Theatre, contrasting the old marquee with the new and offering additional photos along with the story, can be found in Boxoffice Magazine, January 7, 1950. Page 33.
http://issuu.com/boxoffice/docs/boxoffice_010750

NKGProductions
NKGProductions on September 17, 2008 at 9:22 am

I am producing a show for the local cable station in Attleboro featuring the Union Theatre. The show’s format will actually be a tongue in cheek ghost hunt. We would be very interested in hearing about any anecdotes or stories (especially anything “weird”). Pictures are welcome as well, although if you wish for them to be used on the show we will not be able to pay you for them. Please contact Neil at or look for updates coming soon at www.nkgproductions.com Thank you for your help, and I look forward to hearing form you.

jhumph
jhumph on September 10, 2008 at 12:53 pm

Around 2000-2002 the Triboro Youth Theatre (www.triboroyouththeatre.org) rented the theatre from Samia Corp., and performed broadway musicals. They removed the large dividing wall (that was created to have more than one movie screen) that brought back the original seating capacity on the lower level, removed the movie screens and drywall covering up the original vaudeville stage, and added a 20 foot by 40 foot (approx.) stage extension. They performed musicals such as South Pacific and even had professional flying equipment to perform Peter Pan. They packed the house, but now perform at Thacher Elementary School’s theatre in Attleboro.

James Fisher
James Fisher on June 27, 2008 at 4:43 am

Now i have been looking and i found some neat things and pictures that remind me of the good old days at the Union

James Fisher
James Fisher on September 5, 2007 at 1:02 pm

i havnt been back home in a couple years so i dont know what happening with this building last i knew they were trying to rip it down to make way for a parking garage how ever it made the list of historical building to preserve the building i miss operating theatres if anyone needs some help or info drop me a email

James Fisher
James Fisher on June 3, 2007 at 3:44 am

there was another one with a penguin but i cant find it i will look

James Fisher
James Fisher on June 3, 2007 at 3:33 am

Harry and the conccession attended patty and robin