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pawcatuckhistorian commented about Central Theatre on Aug 19, 2013 at 2:51 pm

Hi everyone, I enjoyed reading your comments about the Central Theatre. I just purchased and framed a circa 1930 movie poster from the Central. My grandmother still remembers the theatre, as well as many others from Pawcatuck. My family actually demolished the Central Theatre in the late 1950’s. Higgins Pharmacy belonged to my grandfather and his two brothers, and they demolished the Central Theatre building so cars could access the rear of their store and park there. The Central, as well as the Lyric and Star Theatres were all within a couple of feet of each other. The Lyric was not located on Lester Ave. as the map says. It was located on the second floor of the Potter Building otherwise known as “Bridge Block”. The Star burned in 1915 I believe, or some time around that. It was located right before the bridge on the opposite side of West Broad St. West Broad is actually pretty long, not as short as you think. It extends up the hill until the fork at South Broad and Pequot Trail.