Beacon Theatre (Boston)

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The Beacon Theatre was a cinema on Tremont Street in Boston, Massachusetts built in 1910 and closed in 1948.[1] Jacob Lourie established it.[2] Architect Clarence Blackall designed the building, with its 500-seat auditorium[2] which a contemporary critic described as "showy."[3] It had a staff of 26 in 1910.[4] In 1948 the "refurbished" building became the Beacon Hill Theater.[2][5] The building existed until 1970.

Portrait of Jacob Lourie, 1913, manager
Advertisement for Modern Theatre and Beacon Theatre, 1921; both run by Jacob Lourie


  1. ^ Boston Register and Business Directory, 1918
  2. ^ a b c Donald C. King (2005), The Theatres of Boston: a Stage and Screen History, Jefferson, N.C: McFarland & Co., ISBN 0786419105, 0786419105
  3. ^ Edwin M. Bacon, rev. by Le Roy Phillips (1922), Boston: a guide book to the city and vicinity, Boston: Ginn and Company, OCLC 1191992
  4. ^ Moving Picture World, Nov. 26, 1910, cited in: Desirée J. Garcia. "Subversive Sounds: Ethnic Spectatorship and Boston's Nickelodeon Theatres, 1907-1914." Film History, Vol. 19, No. 3, Movie Business (2007)
  5. ^ Beacon Hill Theatre, 1 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108. Retrieved 2012-03-10

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Coordinates: 42°21′28.88″N 71°3′37.62″W / 42.3580222°N 71.0604500°W / 42.3580222; -71.0604500