Old Howard Casino Theatre
44 Hanover Street,
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Architects: Clarence H. Blackall
Previous Names: Casino Theatre, Waldron's Casino Theatre
The Casino Theatre opened in 1910. In the fall of 1928, New England Theatre Operating Company theatres leased the Casino Theatre, putting in a new Wurlitzer organ and featured films and vaudeville in in its program. The legendary Old Howard Casino Theatre was located off old Scollay Square. It was closed in spring of 1962, and demolished later that year. It, along with much of the flavorful historic area, was leveled to make way for the Government Center complex.
The theater achieved fame as a burlesque house featuring buxom girls baring their cleavage. Between acts feature films were shown to round off the programs, very popular with gentlemen audiences.
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