Rivoli Theatre

125 Dudley Street,
Roxbury, MA 02119

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rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on January 11, 2010 at 6:46 pm

The Rivoli was on the left side of Washington Street as you headed south from Dudley Station to Egleston Square.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on January 10, 2010 at 6:30 pm

Someone who grew up in Roxbury years ago, Bill Leach,says that the Rivoli Theatre was not located at 125 Dudley Street; it was on Washington Street near the corner of St. James St., to the south of the Dudley Station area. His wife lived very close to the Rivoli. They both attended movies many times at the Rivoli and other theaters in Roxbury. He’s not sure of the address on Washington St. but thinks it might be about # 2470.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on February 23, 2007 at 3:18 pm

The MGM Theatre Photograph and Report form for the Rivoli Theatre has an exterior photo dated May 1941. The entrance is partially obscured in the photo by the elevated railway structure (which later became the Orange Line and which ran over a portion of Dudley Street just south of the terminal building.) There is a modern triangular marquee with “Rivoli” in big letters at the top. Movies posted are “Philadelphia Story” with James Stewart and “Flight from Destiny”. The entrance is in a building which appears to be 2 stories high. The Report states that the Rivoli has been a MGM customer for over 10 years; that it’s over 15 years old, in Fair condition and has 800 seats on the main floor and 745 in the balcony, total: 1,545 seats. The Rivoli is listed in the 1942-43 Motion Picture Almanac as part of M&P Theatres.