Comments from Gerald A. DeLuca

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Gerald A. DeLuca commented about Majestic Theatre on Jul 30, 2022 at 5:26 am

In 1970.

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Gerald A. DeLuca commented about Strand Theatre on Jul 30, 2022 at 2:23 am

I believe I was brought here at age 6 by my sister.

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Gerald A. DeLuca commented about Avon Cinema on Jul 28, 2022 at 12:51 pm

The 1941 French film “Remorques” by Jean Grémillon.

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Gerald A. DeLuca commented about Avon Cinema on Jul 28, 2022 at 11:45 am

Yes, good movie. I have it on dvd.

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Gerald A. DeLuca commented about Avon Cinema on Jul 28, 2022 at 4:54 am

In June, 1948 the Providence Police had banned the 1941 French film Volpone by Maurice Tourneur, as “indecent and irreligious.” It was scheduled to be shown at the Avon. It had also been condemned by the Catholic Legion of Decency (CLOD).

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Gerald A. DeLuca commented about RKO Albee Theatre on Jul 28, 2022 at 4:30 am

Saw this here with my mother and sister when I was seven years old. Made a big impression on me.

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Gerald A. DeLuca commented about Somerset Playhouse on Jul 24, 2022 at 7:29 am

She was, of course, in the original Broadway production as well as the movie version.

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Gerald A. DeLuca commented about Somerset Playhouse on Jul 24, 2022 at 7:12 am

UPDATE: Should also be listed as “Somerset Playhouse.”

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Gerald A. DeLuca commented about Somerset Playhouse on Jul 24, 2022 at 5:48 am

I believe the theatre first opened on July 3, 1950 with the play “Harvey” starring James Dunn.

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Gerald A. DeLuca commented about Avon Cinema on Jul 24, 2022 at 3:59 am

I believe I was brought here by my parents when I was 9. Programs like this were advertised on the local Italian radio station. It MAY have been the first movie I ever saw at the Avon Cinema.

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Gerald A. DeLuca commented about Gem Theatre on Jul 21, 2022 at 12:57 pm

According to reports, the Hub (Gem, Family) was located at the head of Social Street.

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Gerald A. DeLuca commented about Avon Cinema on Jul 21, 2022 at 8:48 am

Was playing March 11, 1953 and that week.

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Gerald A. DeLuca commented about Providence Performing Arts Center on Jul 21, 2022 at 8:07 am

Took a bus to see this program at the end of the school year as an 8th grader, age 13.

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Gerald A. DeLuca commented about Strand Theatre on Jul 21, 2022 at 4:46 am

Went to see this program here at age 12. Robert Francis, who starred in “They Rode West,” was supposed to appear in person as a promotional. He didn’t show up and I was disappointed.

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Gerald A. DeLuca commented about Strand Theatre on Jul 21, 2022 at 4:42 am

Went to see this here at age 12. Loved it.

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Gerald A. DeLuca commented about Providence Performing Arts Center on Jul 21, 2022 at 2:39 am

I saw GWTW here for the first time during this revival. I was 12 years old. Admission for me was 25 cents.

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Gerald A. DeLuca commented about Hollywood Theatre on Jul 19, 2022 at 5:08 am

Not sure if this auction was for theatre items or not. The place would close in three years.

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Gerald A. DeLuca commented about Bomes Theatre on Jul 18, 2022 at 8:37 am

Two art houses of the era: Avon and Art cinemas.

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Gerald A. DeLuca commented about Bay State Drive-In on Jul 18, 2022 at 8:00 am

The film can be watched on You Tube, complete, dubbed in English.

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Gerald A. DeLuca commented about Majestic Theatre on Jul 17, 2022 at 12:40 pm

This looks like the 1953 film version with Sophia Loren as Aida (with Renata Tebaldi’s voice.)

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Gerald A. DeLuca commented about Rhode Island Auditorium on Jul 16, 2022 at 4:31 am

I attended a performance that seminarians (like myself at the time) were bussed to. It would be charitable to say it was a mediocre show and at times even laughable, as a number of us opined.

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Gerald A. DeLuca commented about RKO Albee Theatre on Jul 15, 2022 at 1:01 pm

These had been shown in the previous decade at the Avon Cinema in Providence.

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Gerald A. DeLuca commented about Strand Theatre on Jul 15, 2022 at 12:52 pm

I watched this here, dubbed. Some boorish teens were in the audience.

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Gerald A. DeLuca commented about Community Theatre on Jul 15, 2022 at 9:27 am

UPDATE: This theatre was still showing films, perhaps on and off, until the early 1970’s, per newspaper ads found.

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Gerald A. DeLuca commented about Avon Cinema on Jul 15, 2022 at 9:20 am

Visconti.