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strawberry commented about Movie House on Apr 7, 2006 at 12:24 am

You can see a photo of the Movie House building at View link

strawberry commented about Movie House on Apr 4, 2006 at 10:19 pm

Before movies they would sometimes show a claymation short — Will Vinton’s 1975 short “Mountain Music”.

In the short a little mountain scene is visited by a few musicians on acoustic instruments. The local animals like the music and start to sing along. Slowly the band updates their equipment, adding electric guitars, hooking up to amps, et cetera. As the instruments get more powerful, the music louder and louder, the animals are confused, then disturbed and finally driven away. The band jams on and it seems that even the planet is disturbed by the music — the mountain blows it’s top covering everything in claymation lava.

strawberry commented about Bijou Cinema on Apr 4, 2006 at 8:53 pm

Although it sounds like this isn’t the same theater, there was another theater called the Bijou in Worcester. It played silent films in 1912. Later the building was turned into a five-and-dime store. It sounds like the old Bijou was located at Eighth and Millbury Street.

for more information, there’s a 1978 audio interview (with transcript) with one of the owners at

strawberry commented about Laurelhurst Theater & Pub on Jan 13, 2006 at 8:19 pm

According to Expedia:

“The Laurelhurst Theatre originally opened its doors in 1923”

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strawberry commented about CineMagic Theater on Jan 13, 2006 at 7:42 pm

They may show an Indian film every once in a while, but they don’t specialize in only Indian films. I’ve seen Secret of Roan Inish, The Taking of Pelham 123, The Searchers, American Beauty, and Novocaine there. Right now they’re playing Capote.

The place is great because it’s obviously run by someone with a love of movies. Last time I went you could get real melted butter on your popcorn.