St. James Theatre, Boston

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The St. James Theatre (1912–1929) of Boston, Massachusetts, was a playhouse and cinema in the Back Bay in the 1910s and 1920s. It occupied the former Chickering Hall on Huntington Avenue near Massachusetts Avenue, adjacent to Horticultural Hall.[1] For some years Loew's theatre chain oversaw the St. James.[2] In 1929 the theatre "became part of the Publix (Paramount) chain, and was renamed the Uptown."[3]

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  • Library of Congress. Keith-Albee St. James Theatre, (Boston Player Stock Company), Huntington Ave. near Massachusetts Ave., Boston, Massachusetts. Drawing of theater facade, 1928.
  • Boston Public Library.Postcard of St. James Theatre, Boston, Mass., published by Mason Bros. & Co., ca. 1915-1930
  • Bostonian Society. Photograph of Uptown Theater, 239 Huntington Street, ca. 1962-1963. "Demolition (replaced by Christian Science Center). Originally the Chickering Hall (built 1900-1901), later Saint James Theater."
  • CinemaTreasures.org. Uptown Theatre, 239 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 (successor to the St. James)

Coordinates: 42°20′37.27″N 71°5′4.37″W / 42.3436861°N 71.0845472°W / 42.3436861; -71.0845472