Boston Opera House
539 Washington Street,
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Broadway in Boston (Official)
Architects: Thomas White Lamb
Functions: Stage Shows
Styles: Renaissance Revival
Previous Names: Keith's Memorial Theatre, RKO Keith's Theatre, Sack Savoy Theatre, Savoy No. 2, Opera House
News About This Theater
- Jun 30, 2011 — National Trust for Historic Preservation Recounts Fate of Boston Theaters
- Jan 29, 2008 — Live Nation Confirms Sale of Theaters
- Jun 30, 2004 — Keith's Theatre In Boston Gets Ready For Its Close-Up
The B.F. Keith Memorial Theatre was a vaudeville house in Boston’s theatre district. It opened on October 29, 1928 with the film “Oh Kay” starring Colleen Moore. This beautiful house later became part of the RKO theatre chain and the RKO Keith’s switched to a movies only format.
Its name was changed to the Savoy Theatre when it was purchased by Sack Theatres in 1965. In September 1971 the stage was converted into Savoy No. 2. In 1978, the Savoy Theatre was sold by Sack to the Opera Company of Boston, and the theatre became known as the Opera House, for which it was used until 1990.
The theatre was renovated, restored, and reopened in July 2004 by Clear Channel Entertainment, and is now a site for touring Broadway shows and other live entertainment, known as the Boston Opera House.
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