Chicopee Theatre

79 Cabot Street,
Chicopee, MA 01013

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Previous Names: Pastime Theatre, Victoria Theatre, Playhouse, Europa Theatre, Cabot Theatre

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Victoria 1941

This was a very ornate theatre and was a conversion of a church. It was located near the center of Chicopee. After many years as a second run house it concentrated on foreign films, mostly Polish. In late-1964 it was remodeled and reopened as the Cabot Theatre. Last known as the Chicopee Theatre, it was closed in 1984. The site is currently a parking lot for Chicopee Savings Bank.

Contributed by AlLarkin

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Roger Katz
Roger Katz on July 28, 2005 at 3:15 pm

Also known as the Playhouse.

AlLarkin on December 12, 2005 at 1:59 pm

Also known as the Victoria.

AlLarkin on August 15, 2007 at 5:44 pm

Also known as the Pastime. It really was a church.

spectrum on September 7, 2007 at 8:24 pm

In it’s last years, it was known simply as “Chicopee Cinema” and was closed by 1984.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on November 9, 2010 at 12:07 pm

The 1927 Film Daily Yearbook has only one movie theater listed for Chicopee MA, the Playhouse with 900 seats.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on June 1, 2013 at 10:48 am

The Theatre Historical Society archive in IL has the MGM Theatre Report for the Victoria Th. in Chicopee. Located at 79 Cabot St. 792 seats, Fair condition. There is an exterior photo taken April 1941. There is a notation “Closed”, but in the photo, the poster cases are full; it doesn’t look Closed.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 20, 2019 at 4:51 pm

The November 9, 1964 issue of Boxoffice said that the Victoria Theatre in Chicopee, which was being extensively remodeled, would reopen as the Cabot Theatre. Seating capacity would be reduced to 650, to provide more room between rows.

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