Park Theatre

848 Park Avenue,
Cranston, RI 02910

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Previously operated by: Associated Theatres

Functions: Banquet Hall, Special Events

Previous Names: Park Cinema

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 401.941.7275

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Park Theatre

The Park Theatre was opened by 1926. The former Park Cinema in Cranston became a triplex that closed in February 2001. In 2004 it was being renovated and the triplexing was being undone, to be one theatre auditorium again. The plan was to have a live dinner-theatre with a cafe. The Park Theatre was expected to open in Summer 2004, but that didn’t happen until the Fall of 2009 when it presented live performances. It is now an events center & banquet hall.

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Recent comments (view all 53 comments)

irishcine on March 30, 2012 at 1:29 am

An interesting article with several photos concerning the Park Theatre.

rfarebrother on September 2, 2013 at 6:10 pm

It’s nice but the live performances are a bit more than I am willing to pay.The average price is $35 a seat. It would be nice if they showed movies again.

RoyRossi on July 10, 2016 at 9:20 pm

My Rocky Horror records show the closing date before renovations as Feb, 2001 rather than the 2002 posted above. We were doing the show there for a year. One night, in Feb, 2001, we were told it was suddenly closing and we had to evacuate our props right after the show.

JimmyP on August 17, 2017 at 10:56 am

I worked here as an usher from July1987 to May1990. Great memories! I was friends with the projectionist who taught me a lot about film history. He owned a 35mm print of the James Bond film “On her majesty’s secret service” We watched it late one weekend after the last show ended. He also had a reel of trailers spliced together. I still have a giant 70mm reel I found in a storage room as well as several posters.

mp775 on April 28, 2021 at 6:32 pm

The building is being auctioned tomorrow -

mp775 on April 30, 2021 at 10:29 am

The auction was postponed, and the City of Cranston is helping find a buyer, with the condition that it remain a performing arts venue.

mp775 on September 23, 2021 at 1:32 pm

There may finally be a buyer -

Roland L.
Roland L. on September 23, 2021 at 2:00 pm

I think the current owner did a great service by keeping the facade in place. Took great care to preserve the look.

mp775 on December 9, 2021 at 11:50 am

Auction tomorrow -

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on May 16, 2022 at 2:51 pm

The Park Theatre and Events Center has re-opened after being shuttered during the Covid 19 pandemic.

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