Park Theatre

848 Park Avenue,
Cranston, RI 02910

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Previously operated by: Associated Theatres

Architects: William Russell Walker II

Firms: William Russell Walker & Son

Functions: Banquet Hall, Special Events

Previous Names: Park Cinema

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 401.941.7275

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2005 renovation

The Park Theatre was opened on November 17, 1924. The former Park Cinema in Cranston became a triplex that closed in February 2001. In 2004 it was being renovated and the triplexing was being undone, to be one theatre auditorium again. The plan was to have a live dinner-theatre with a cafe. The Park Theatre was expected to open in Summer 2004, but that didn’t happen until the Fall of 2009 when it presented live performances. It is now an events center & banquet hall.

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Recent comments (view all 61 comments)

mp775 on December 9, 2021 at 7:50 pm

Auction tomorrow -

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on May 16, 2022 at 10:51 pm

The Park Theatre and Events Center has re-opened after being shuttered during the Covid 19 pandemic.

mp775 on September 8, 2022 at 4:08 am

Closed again (hopefully only temporarily) due to roof and equipment damage from Monday’s massive rain storm.

mp775 on November 18, 2022 at 2:57 pm

Great article in today’s Providence Journal about the theatre’s reopening under new ownership -

DavidZornig on January 26, 2023 at 3:06 am

Official link at the top does not load. Below is the correct link. (The Cowsills and Steve Smith and the Nakeds will perform February 11)

mp775 on September 20, 2023 at 12:28 am

The Park Theatre may be in danger again. The owners are behind $35,000 in taxes. The mayor just floated the idea of buying the theatre to use as a community center; he was shot down by the City Council and has reversed course. The theatre’s website shows the next four shows as postponed, but there are two more later in October that are not.

mp775 on October 2, 2023 at 1:23 am

It’s for sale again.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 2, 2023 at 7:56 am

This page needs to be updated with the information provided in Gerald DeLuca’s comment of June 25, 2005: The Park Theatre opened on November 17, 1924, and plans for the building were prepared by William R. Walker & Son. (William Russell Walker died in 1905 and his son William Howard Walker in 1922, so the architect for the Park Theatre of 1924 would have been the founder’s grandson, William Russell Walker II.)

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on October 2, 2023 at 5:02 pm


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