Fenway Theatre

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The Fenway Theatre (1915–1972) of Boston, Massachusetts, was a cinema and concert hall in the Back Bay, located at no.136 Massachusetts Avenue at Boylston Street.[1] Architect Thomas W. Lamb designed the building;[2] its interior was "marble and velvet."[3] The auditorium sat 1,600.[4] In the early 1970s Aerosmith used the theatre for rehearsals.[5] In 1972 the Berklee College of Music bought the property; the remodeled Berklee Performance Center opened in 1976 and continues today.[6]

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  1. ^ Donald C. King (2005), The Theatres of Boston: a Stage and Screen History, Jefferson, N.C: McFarland & Co., ISBN 0-7864-1910-5, 0786419105 
  2. ^ "Theatres." Architecture and Building, v.50, January 1918
  3. ^ Massari, Paul. "Down in front." Boston Globe, 09 Nov 2000
  4. ^ Boston Redevelopment Authority. (1973), Cultural and performing arts facility development program policy guidelines and recommendations 
  5. ^ Davis, Stephen; Aerosmith (1997). Walk This Way: The Autobiography of Aerosmith. New York: HarperCollins. ISBN 978-0-380-97594-5. 
  6. ^ Berklee Performance Center. History. Retrieved 2012-03-07
  7. ^ Boston Daily Globe, Jan. 15, 1916
  8. ^ a b c Boston Daily Globe, December 02, 1916
  9. ^ a b c Boston Daily Globe, Feb. 9, 1917
  10. ^ a b Boston Globe, April 16, 1920
  11. ^ a b Boston Globe, March 12, 1921
  12. ^ a b Boston Globe, May 11, 1922
  13. ^ a b c Boston Globe, May 22, 1922
  14. ^ Reel Journal, Feb. 16, 1924
  15. ^ During a screening of the film Lilac Time in 1929, "the manager ... poured a pint of lilac perfume into the ventilation system." (Avery N. Gilbert. What the nose knows: the science of scent in everyday life. Random House: 2008)
  16. ^ Billboard Feb 19, 1972
  17. ^ Matovina, Dan (2000). Without You: The Tragic Story of "Badfinger". Frances Glover Books. ISBN 978-0-9657122-2-4. 

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Coordinates: 42°20′49.26″N 71°5′15.26″W / 42.3470167°N 71.0875722°W / 42.3470167; -71.0875722