176 Tremont Street,
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Firms: William Riseman Associates
Previous Names: Tremont Theatre
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- Oct 6, 2010 — Happy 50th, "Spartacus"
The Tremont Theatre was opened on October 14, 1889, and was the third Tremont Theatre to be built on the site. It was designed by architect John Bailey McElphatrick.
In November 1947 it was remodelled to the plans of architectural firm William Risemen Associates, and reopened as the Astor Theatre. One of the premiere first run movie theatres in Boston’s past. It was located opposite the Boston Common on Tremont Street. It was where De Mille’s “The Ten Commandments” played in the 1950’s.
Demolished in July 1983, the Loews Boston Common multiplex now occupies the same general spot.
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