Stadium Building

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Stadium Building
Stadium Theater Building Woonsocket Rhode Island.jpg
Stadium Building is located in Rhode Island
Stadium Building
Stadium Building is located in the US
Stadium Building
Location Woonsocket, Rhode Island
Coordinates 42°0′19″N 71°30′46″W / 42.00528°N 71.51278°W / 42.00528; -71.51278Coordinates: 42°0′19″N 71°30′46″W / 42.00528°N 71.51278°W / 42.00528; -71.51278
Built 1926
Architect Perry & Whipple
NRHP Reference # 76000006 [1]
Added to NRHP June 30, 1976

The Stadium Theatre, part of the "Stadium Building and Theatre," is an historic movie theater and concert venue and commercial building at 329 Main Street in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. The complex consists of two connected sections, one housing the theater, the other offices, both with retail spaces on the ground floor. The theater was designed by Perry and Whipple of Providence and built in 1926. Initial funding came from Mrs. Norbert Champeau, a widow with interest in the theater, but the project was soon taken over by Arthur I. Darman, a local industrialist. Although it lacked the opulence of theaters in larger cities, it was one of the most elaborately decorated performance spaces in Woonsocket.[2]

The venue was closed from the 1970s to 1991, but reopened in 2001. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Stadium Building" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-08-08. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Statewide Historic Preservation Report for Woonsocket, Rhode Island published by the Rhode Island Historic Preservation Commission in September, 1976.
  • Woonsocket, Rhode Island - A Centennial History 1888 - 1988 published by the Woonsocket Centennial Committee in 1988.
  • Images of America - Woonsocket written by Robert R. Bellerose and published by Arcadia Publishing, Dover, NH, 1997.

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