Columbia Theatre (Boston)

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Columbia Theatre, Washington Street, Boston, 1892

The Columbia Theatre (1891-ca.1957) or Loew's New Columbia Theatre in Boston, Massachusetts, was a playhouse and cinema located in the South End at no.978 Washington Street.[1][2] Charles Frohman, Isaac Baker Rich and William Harris ("Rich & Harris and Charles Frohman") oversaw the theatre until 1895.[3][4][5][6] Owners included J.J. Grace of New York and Loews.[7] Staff included Harry Farren,[8] Saul Hamilburg and Philip Shea.[9] The Columbia existed until its demolition in 1957.[10][11]

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1890s-1900s[edit]

1910s-1950s[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Boston Almanac, 1893-1894. "Loew's New Columbia Theatre," Boston Register and Business Directory, 1918
  2. ^ Appleton's general guide to the United States and Canada, New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1893, OCLC 11144549 
  3. ^ Boston Globe, Feb. 6, 1893
  4. ^ Isaac Baker Rich (b. 1827). Men of progress: one thousand biographical sketches and portraits of leaders in business and professional life in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston: New England Magazine, 1896 
  5. ^ Marcosson, Isaac Frederick; Frohman, Daniel (1916), Charles Frohman: Manager and Man, New York: Harper & Brothers, OCLC 1548290 
  6. ^ "On July 1 it will pass from the hands of Rich & Harris into the hands of R.M. Gulick & Co. and Davis & Keogh." ("Boston's Columbia Theatre: Rich and Harris and Charles Frohman finally dispose of the lease." New York Times, May 24, 1895)
  7. ^ New York Times, May 24, 1895
  8. ^ The Billboard, Dec. 7, 1907
  9. ^ "Columbia Theatre in new hands." Boston Evening Transcript - Dec 30, 1899
  10. ^ Cinematreasures.org. Columbia Theatre, 978-986 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02445
  11. ^ Boston Athenaeum. "Theater History". Retrieved 2012-02-01. 
  12. ^ Boston Globe, Feb. 6, 1893
  13. ^ Boston Globe, Feb. 26, 1893
  14. ^ Boston Globe, March 5, 1893
  15. ^ Boston Daily Globe, January 3, 1894
  16. ^ Boston Daily Globe, April 22, 1894
  17. ^ Boston Evening Transcript, Oct. 22, 1894
  18. ^ Boston Evening Transcript - May 24, 1900

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Coordinates: 42°20′47.26″N 71°3′52.61″W / 42.3464611°N 71.0646139°W / 42.3464611; -71.0646139