9 Chestnut Street,
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Architects: Oresto DiSaia
The second largest movie palace in Rhode Island after Loew’s State Theatre was up the block from that theatre, which is now the Providence Performing Arts Center. At the corner of Broad Street and Chestnut Street, the Metropolitan Theatre opened in August 1932, and was the only theatre in the city with two entrances. Never as successful in its programs as its main rivals, Loew’s State Theatre, the Majestic Theatre, the Strand Theatre or the RKO Albee Theatre, it closed in 1955 and was demolished in 1961.
Today the location is occupied by an apartment complex, Beneficent House.
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