Flynn Center for the Performing Arts

153 Main Street,
Burlington, VT 05401

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rivest266 on August 24, 2016 at 7:11 pm

This opened on November 26th, 1930 as the first theatre in New England built for sound. A couple of grand opening ads in the photo section

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on January 8, 2016 at 2:05 pm

The outside looked great, the inside seemed a little bland.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on January 8, 2016 at 1:32 pm

Yes, Donald Trump had a rally at the Flynn. According to the news, 2,000 people showed up with tickets, although the place only has 1,400-plus seats. In the old show-biz days, printing and distributing more tickets than seats was called “Papering the house”.

HowardBHaas on January 7, 2016 at 6:36 pm

ABC TV news tonight showed night lit marquee of what I expect is this theater, as where Trump is going to speak. Never mind the candidate, the marquee lit looked great!

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on May 27, 2015 at 2:00 pm

The Theatre Historical Society archive has the MGM Theatre Report for the Flynn; it’s Card # 574. Address is Main St. There is an exterior photo dated April 1941. Condition is Good. It says it was built about 1925 and is showing MGM product. There are 1,150 main floor seats and 312 balcony, total 1,462. The 1940 population of Burlington was 27,600.

cmastersin on January 28, 2013 at 6:32 pm

I know of a complete Wurlitzer 3 manual nine rank organ that is available if the Flynn is interested. The owner is very old and needs to get it moved as soon as possible.He grew old before he could complete his project. It is not assembled and would be a wonderful addition to the theater. It was originally sized for a 900 seat house so the unit could be compatible. the entire history of the unit is available. You must come to Virginia to move it.

Will Dunklin
Will Dunklin on June 15, 2012 at 8:22 am

I found a reference that the 1925 Wurlitzer organ (opus 1200, Style H sp) originally installed at the Majestic Theatre, Burlington VT was moved to the Flynn. The organ supposedly later moved to an unnamed convent in Burlington. Anyone else have details to add to this story?

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on September 19, 2010 at 10:07 pm

1980 picture.Peter Sellers last movie.That is a keeper. I found out the FLYNN THEATRE was operated by MAINE and NEW HAMPSHIRE THEATRES Company in 1956.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 22, 2010 at 6:54 pm

You will enjoy his work.Wish i had the equipment to do something like that,cause I have the Theatre stuff.What Robin and Nick put on is a very small selection.I wrote Nick Twice and haven’t heard a word.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 22, 2010 at 5:14 pm

Tlsloews,if you get a chance go to my page and look up VINTAGE THEATRE ADS,this guy has got some great old ads to look at many of the movies we played in the 70’s.

TLSLOEWS on July 22, 2010 at 5:06 pm

Very nice marquee.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 21, 2010 at 9:16 pm

I think this the FLYNN THEATRE that Exhibitor MERRILL JARVIS bought in 1972 for $150.000.He sold it in 1981.

UnknownCinemaDude on June 4, 2009 at 5:11 pm

another close-up shot of the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts photo can be seen here:

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on November 2, 2008 at 12:16 pm

I love the touch of having the two-sided attraction board rolled out onto the sidewalk in front of the theatre entrance. Was the “Flynn Space” carved from a portion of the original theatre or just a former storefront?

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on September 17, 2008 at 1:51 pm

The Theatre Historical Society lists the opening date of the Flynn in Burlington as Nov. 26, 1930; designed by Mowll and Rand.

shoeshoe14 on July 22, 2008 at 4:26 pm

I went in last week to see the auditorium but it was closed. The folks in the ticket booth said I couldn’t take pics since it was closed for the summer and their next show would be in early August.