Modern Theatre (Boston)

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Modern Theatre, Washington St., Boston, 1915. "New high class photo plays"

The Modern Theatre on Washington Street in Boston, Massachusetts was first opened in 1876 as the Dobson Building, designed by Levi Newcomb. It was renovated in 1914 as a movie theatre by architect Clarence Blackall; by 1980 it had fallen into neglect and dilapidation. In 2009-2010 Suffolk University demolished the theater but retained the original facade of theatre, and constructed a new building on the site.[1] Suffolk's new Modern Theatre opened on November 4, 2010.[2]


  1. ^ AIA Guide to Boston. 2008; p.131.
  2. ^ Boston Globe, Nov. 4, 2010

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Coordinates: 42°21′15″N 71°03′44″W / 42.35415°N 71.06210°W / 42.35415; -71.06210