Rhode Island Auditorium

1111 N. Main Street,
Providence, RI 02904

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Rhode Island Auditorium

Opened on February 18, 1926. Although primarily a sports arena and a venue for live entertainment, pageantries and other spectacles, there is evidence of this place having been used to show movie programs in 1941 and perhaps other years. Demolished in 1989, there remains only a parking lot in its place.

Contributed by Gerald A. DeLuca

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Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on January 31, 2021 at 2:43 pm

Over the decades I attended hockey games here (brought by our parish priest when I was an altar boy!). I also remember in the early 1960s a touring production of the Oberammergau Passion Play that was poorly done.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on January 31, 2021 at 3:15 pm

The auditorium opened on February 18, 1926. It was demolished in 1989.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on February 4, 2021 at 3:43 am

A good history of the Rhode Island Auditorium can be found here: http://artinruins.com/property/ri-auditorium/

vindanpar on February 3, 2022 at 4:30 am

No more ice shows, rodeos, circuses, Scottish tattoos or Italian spectacles. It sucks.

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