Old South Theatre
299 Washington Street,
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All the old city directories listed this theatre at 299 Washington Street opposite Milk Street. This address works out to the corner of School Street where a Borders book store was later located. The site now houses a Walgreens.
The Old South Theatre was opened in 1908, replacing an earlier Lyceum Theatre which was destroyed by fire in 1907. It screened movies on its screen and vaudeville was presented on its stage. It was taken over by Nathan H. Gordon, and he had the theatre remodeled as a first run showcase movie theatre, reopening on August 9, 1920. It was equipped with a theatre organ which was opened by organist Arthur J. Martel. In 1921 it became a double feature movie theatre. It was listed with 800 seats in 1950.
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