Providence Performing Arts Center
Loew's State Theatre
|Location||Providence, Rhode Island|
|Architect||Rapp & Rapp|
|Architectural style||No Style Listed|
|NRHP Reference #||77000027|
|Added to NRHP||August 19, 1977|
The Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) (formerly Loew's State Theatre and Palace Concert Theater) is a multi-use theater located at 220 Weybosset Street in Providence, Rhode Island. The building was a Loew's State Movie Palace and opened in 1928. PPAC contains over 3000 seats and hosts touring Broadway shows, concerts, plays, films, and a variety of performers.
The theater was built in 1928 by Rapp and Rapp and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977 as Loew's State Theatre. It was the site of a number of notable movie premieres, including the first 3-D feature film, Bwana Devil.
Between 1972 and 1975 the building was known as the Palace Concert Theater, which was used extensively for rock concerts.
The theater was almost torn down in the late 1970s. But it survived and, beginning in 1999 was extensively remodeled and largely restored to its original 1928 opulence. PPAC now anchors the Providence arts and entertainment district.
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