Union Theater

1 Dunham Street,
Attleboro, MA 02703

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James Fisher
James Fisher on June 3, 2007 at 6:43 am

here are a few picture of the union me ehind conccession stand my first job at ummmm! in 1977 the land before the union and Grand Re-opening night in 1986

James Fisher
James Fisher on June 3, 2007 at 6:41 am

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James Fisher
James Fisher on April 29, 2007 at 6:40 am

Today in History 1978 shown 8 Acacdemy Awards Nomination
Close Encounters of the third kind shown at 7:45
All seats .99 cents Phone # 222-1888

James Fisher
James Fisher on April 29, 2007 at 6:35 am

Today in History 1928 Shown on Attleboro largest Screen Silent Film The Man Who Laughs and starting Monday The Mating Call All seats .05 cents ticket number 007011 phone # 1888

James Fisher
James Fisher on March 12, 2007 at 1:25 pm

I had a chance to revisited my home town theatre wow it is so diffrent they tryed to bring the single screen back only to make a mess of the inside cutting oles in the balconly walls to vent light now the theatre is used for the local dance hall they use it to have dance for kids but i felt like i got hit by a train when i saw all that had been done that was like my baby i missed the theatre wish i had money to have owned that lovly theatre

James Fisher
James Fisher on November 27, 2006 at 8:50 pm

No his wife spelled it wronge Dunham was suppose to be Dedham THe Union did have the name Union and the street was named Union st the Theatre address was 1 Dunham st corner of Union

AlLarkin
AlLarkin on November 27, 2006 at 6:13 pm

Was this ever named the Dunham? With the Union being located on Dunham St. could it have taken on the street name? The Boston Herald listed an obit for a Harry S. Fisher on November 24. He was an assistant manager for “numerous theaters including the Union Theater in Attleboro, the Norwood Theater and the Dunham Theater.

James Fisher
James Fisher on November 26, 2006 at 9:47 pm

Well i drove by the Union on Thanxgiving Day and it brought back memorys and i felt bad to see that its not a theatre but a dance studip i would love to have reopened that theatre back up thinking on moving back to Attleboro,Mass

nbrien
nbrien on November 30, 2005 at 11:39 pm

Craig P. mentioned the storefront next to the Union Theater.

It was called Hagney’s Restaurant and I worked there during the summer of 1960 as a soda jerk. I was 16 and got paid 50 cents an hour! My first job.

My siblings and I usually attended the Saturday morning matinees, paying 10 cents to see the movie!

I remember Abbott & Costello, the Three Stouges to name a couple.

Fond memories.

My (younger) brother tipped me off about this article. Thanks, Mikey!

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on November 5, 2005 at 8:57 am

Jim, you should post what you remember about Woonsocket Cinemas on its page here.

James Fisher
James Fisher on November 4, 2005 at 11:34 pm

Hard to believe another beloved Cinema goes down in history! favorite hang out or dating place, yes another Cinema in N Attlebough,Massachusettes has closed on labor day that cinema was the Triboro Cinema once owned and operated in the late 80’s by Roxy & Mary Pichi former owners of the Union Theatre in Attleboro

James Fisher
James Fisher on September 5, 2005 at 1:08 pm

Hi Friends of Union Theatre, I had started working for Roxy Pichi the Owner on July 4,1976. I worked my way up thru the ranks til taking over Managment in the 1986. @ which Point the Union changed names to Attleboro Cinema’s 1-2-3 and I ran some first run movies karate Kid was the first one to show there @ which point the new owners from Brighton Mmass decided to close Attleboro theatre and i did return to Open it 1 yr later I moved a round and worked for a that company til they closed the Union they had owned 5 Cinemas. I left the Cinema’s in 1992 after leaving Woonsocket Cinema. I now work for Walt Disney in Bus Operations here in Florida Sinecerly James J Fisher Sept 4,2005

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on August 26, 2005 at 10:46 am

…and had seen Halloween here in July of 1979.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on July 3, 2005 at 8:43 pm

I came here in June of 1982 to see Partners with Ryan O'Neal and John Hurt.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on April 28, 2005 at 11:14 am

The Film Daily Yearbook’s 1941 and 1943 editions give a seating capacity of 1,400. In the 1950 edition of F.D.Y. the seating capcity given is 1,101.

chpaton
chpaton on April 28, 2005 at 3:36 am

I grew up in the Attleboros during the 50’s and 60’s. The Union was/is located at the intersection of Dunham and Union Sts. Just across Union St. from the Rail Station.

It was a plain theater, no decorations, no frills – the only option was a balcony, which by the way was very easy to sneak in to. It’s plainness probably played a part in its surviving longer than the other “big” theaters in Attleboro and North Attleboro as it was cheaper to maintain and keep up.

If you look at the picture via the link posted above you might notice the store front to the right of the theater entrance. When I was a kid that was a soda fountain / ice cream shop that also functioned as a teen hang out (late 1950s)

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on April 7, 2005 at 5:50 pm

Here is a photo of the Union Theatre.
View link

Roland L.
Roland L. on March 29, 2005 at 7:10 am

Here was another one of those old time theaters where the screen was an afterthought.

I have attended this theater mostly in my 20’s during the 70’s. It certainly was not a fancy theater but it resided in what could be called the manufacturing district of uptown Attleboro. There was some metals companies in the neighborhood along with Attleboro’s most noted commerce, the jewelry companies and most notably Balfours.