Photos favorited by Gerald A. DeLuca

  • <p>December 11, 1926.</p>
  • <p>March 7, 1930, in The Jewish Guardian.</p>
  • <p>March 26, 1921. This Chaplin movie played simultaneously that week at four Woonsocket theatres: Strand, Smith’s, Park, and Bijou.</p>
  • <p>September 17, 1954</p>
  • <p>May 21, 1958</p>
  • <p>screen 2</p>
  • <p>Photographed as the Premier Electric Theatre in September 1915.  Courtesy Gary Lewis.</p>
  • <p>July 7, 1949</p>
  • <p>August 10, 1938.</p>
  • <p>USJB (Union St. Jean-Baptiste) parade in 1939. Stadium marquee in view. Also, down the street, is the vertical marquee of the Bijou Theatre.</p>
  • <p>You can still see the screen in this shot.</p>
  • <p>March 5, 1948.</p>
  • <p>March 20, 1931. Ad for films…and manure! In The Woonsocket Call.</p>
  • <p>November 7, 1946.</p>
  • <p>Photo in Woonsocket Call, January 14, 1956, showing the original interior of the Olympia theatre, the former Nickel, Strand, and Music Hall. It was about to be cut down in size to two floors and have a new front.</p>
  • <p>May 20, 1922.</p>
  • <p>Circa 1930 photo via Raymond Storey.
              Park Theatre marquee near upper right hand corner.
              left side of street.</p>
  • <p>When CinemaScope was introduced in 1953, Fox promoted the idea that it could be seen ‘without glasses’ (a reference to the fact that there were many 3-D films in release that needed patrons to goggle up). By the time “The Robe” reached Newcastle, Fox’s claim had been modified, with addition of the word ‘special’.</p>
  • <p>Auditorium towards stage</p>
  • <p>April 20, 1947</p>
  • <p>January 15, 1984.</p>
  • <p>September 4, 1956</p>