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Theaters and Old Entertainment Places
Theaters and Halls where theatrical performances and films were shown  
Academy Hall  
Allen's Theater - 1514 Acushnet Avenue - 1909 - 1940  
Arcade Theater - Baylies Square Theater - Acushnet Ave. (North End) Demolished?  
Art Cinema (AKA Casino Theater) 878 Puchase St.  
Bijou 49 Weld st. listed 1919 dir.  
Capitol Theater - 1418 Acushnet Ave.(built 1920 )  
Casino 876 Purchase St - listed 1919 dir.  
Cinema 140 - 376 Hathaway Rd. demolished yr 2000.  
Circus on northwest cor. Elm and County Street opened November 14, 1828  
Cole's Tavern  
Columbia Theater - 160 Acushnet Ave. and Wing St. (demolished)  
Comique Theater - 958 Acushnet Ave.  See the 1916 picture.
Became Mount Royal Skating Rink and the Green Parrot Bar - demolished (approx 1963)
 
Dominique 269 Sawyer St. listed 1919 dir.  
Empire Theater on 118 Elm St. - 1922 - 1965 south side one building east of Pleasant.  
Flagship Cinemas 500 Kings Highway (508) 985-3000  
Hall in the School on Purchase Street  
Hathaway Theater - Purchase St. - 1903 - 1914  
Liberty Hall - March 13, 1841  
Lion Theater on Elm and County 1836  
Lyceum  
Mechanic's Hall  
Nelson's Tavern  
Mr. Dewey's Meeting House nw corner Purchase & William  
Mr. Holmes' Meeting House sw corner Purchase & Elm  
New Bedford Theater on 249 - 253 Union Street was built in 1896 on the site of the old opera house and was one of the city's foremost theaters.  
Olympia Theater 883 Purchase St. - 1916 - 1972  
Opera House formerly Old Grace Church  
Orpheum Theater - 1007 South Water Street. 1912 - - ( Orpheum Rising )  
Passtime 955 S. Water St. listed in 1919 dir.  
Rialto Theater - 43 Weld St. - (demolished)  
Royal Theater - 987 S Water St (demolished) listed in 1919 as at 991 S. Water  
Savoy Theater AKA: Sheedy's - 163 Union St - (demolished)
 
State Theater 684 Purchase St. became the Zeiterion Theater  
Strand Theater 1151 Acushnet Ave 1905 -1990 (aka Center Cinema and the Vien)  
Town Hall early 1800's  
World Theater AKA Flowers - Purchase St. - (demolished)  
Zeiterion Theater 684 Purchase St. (formerly State Theater)  
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