Shubert Theatre

265 Tremont Street,
Boston, MA 02116

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Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on September 14, 2021 at 6:26 am

Ad posted for the movie “Lost Horizon,” which played here in 1937 on a reserved-seat policy.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on July 17, 2020 at 1:45 pm

The Colonial Theatre showed movies occasionally during the 1910s and 1920s. There were many movies at the Majestic Theatre, especially in the 1940s when some of them ran for months at a time.(I saw “The Red Shoes” there, circa-1948 or so. ) But the Shubert ?? – I would have to see movie ads from the Boston newspapers.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on July 16, 2020 at 4:21 pm

In the “Theatres of Boston-A Stage and Screen History” by Donald C. King. McFarland & Co. 2005 Page 204 referencing the year 1937…“The Shuberts took over the Copley Theatre and refurbished it. The best and biggest motion pictures once more began to premiere at the Shubert, Colonial or Majestic theatres at a higher-priced reserved seat run before being released to regular lower admission houses”.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on July 16, 2020 at 2:05 pm

We need proof that the Boston Shubert was showing movies as of the mid-1930s. I have never seen any, such as newspaper ads. It was operating as a live theatre all through the 1940s and 1950s. I know this because I went there then to see stage shows as a child and a teen.