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mp775 commented about Rustic Tri-View Drive-In on Feb 9, 2024 at 8:54 am

The Rustic’s days may be numbered. From an article in today’s Valley Breeze about extending a water main along Route 146 to encourage economic development - “someone was interested in buying the Rustic Drive-In to build stores, but with no water access, they pulled out.” https://www.valleybreeze.com/news/gateway-to-rhode-island-leaders-approve-tax-study-related-to-route-146/article_bb2e1d64-c511-11ee-8638-97fa4752504b.html

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mp775 commented about Rustic Tri-View Drive-In on Feb 9, 2024 at 8:52 am

It opened as Westacres Auto Theatre in 1942, and was renamed Rustic Drive-In in 1951. The Boro was in North Attleborough, now Guitar Center and the vacant Christmas Tree Shops - https://cinematreasures.org/theaters/11435

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mp775 commented about Park Theatre on Feb 2, 2024 at 8:15 am

Looks like the Park is closed again. Shows have been canceled without notice going back to August 2023 and are not being rescheduled. Plans for the City of Cranston to buy the theater and turn it into a community center fell through, and owners will not say if the theater is permanently closed. https://www.wpri.com/target-12/12-responds-owner-says-park-theatre-will-pay-back-ticketholders/

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mp775 commented about Island Cinemas 10 on Jan 3, 2024 at 1:26 pm

This theater is closing January 24, 2024, to be converted to indoor pickleball courts. https://www.wpri.com/news/local-news/east-bay/middletowns-island-cinemas-10-to-close/

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mp775 commented about Park Theatre on Oct 1, 2023 at 8:23 pm

It’s for sale again. https://turnto10.com/news/local/historic-park-theater-cranston-rhode-island-listed-for-sale-performing-arts-center-september-30-2023

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mp775 commented about Royal Theatre on Sep 21, 2023 at 10:46 am

Being torn down today - https://www.wpri.com/news/local-news/se-mass/historic-fall-river-building-to-be-torn-down-after-fire/. The article says the building was sold a year ago for $10k to an owner who wanted to restore it as a theater.

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mp775 commented about Royal Theatre on Sep 20, 2023 at 9:02 am

The building burned last night. The article says it was vacant but most recently housed a casket manufacturer. https://www.wpri.com/news/local-news/se-mass/fire-rips-through-fall-river-building/

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mp775 commented about Park Theatre on Sep 19, 2023 at 7:28 pm

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. https://www.wpri.com/news/local-news/west-bay/cranston-mayor-reverses-course-on-plan-to-buy-park-theatre/

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mp775 commented about Pastime Theatre on Feb 8, 2023 at 9:15 am

Closer view, with a For Sale sign on the building - https://www.flickr.com/photos/pawtucketlibrary/32234004648/in/album-72157702646785301/

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mp775 commented about Pastime Theatre on Feb 8, 2023 at 9:11 am

Photo of the Pastime in 1919: https://www.flickr.com/photos/pawtucketlibrary/44289071420/in/album-72157702646785301/

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mp775 commented about West Newton Cinema on Jan 11, 2023 at 4:07 pm

The West Newton was sold to a developer in July. I heard today that the plan is to close within the next year, and it will be torn down for a new condominium development.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2022/07/19/business/end-an-era-west-newton-cinema/

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mp775 commented about Dedham Community Theatre on Jan 11, 2023 at 4:05 pm

The Community is in danger of closing again. Still competition from Showcase and the high cost of getting movies to show.

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mp775 commented about Park Theatre on Nov 18, 2022 at 9:57 am

Great article in today’s Providence Journal about the theatre’s reopening under new ownership - https://www.providencejournal.com/story/entertainment/theater/2022/11/18/how-cranston-rhode-island-park-theatre-bounced-back-to-stage-its-latest-revival/69611998007/

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mp775 commented about Park Theatre on Sep 7, 2022 at 11:08 pm

Closed again (hopefully only temporarily) due to roof and equipment damage from Monday’s massive rain storm. https://www.wpri.com/news/local-news/west-bay/taking-it-day-by-day-cranstons-historic-park-theatre-shutters-after-roof-leak/

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mp775 commented about Park Theatre on Dec 9, 2021 at 2:50 pm

Auction tomorrow - http://www.auctionsri.com/scripts/qryfeature-details.asp?pkv=43055

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mp775 commented about Park Theatre on Sep 23, 2021 at 4:32 pm

There may finally be a buyer - https://www.providencejournal.com/story/news/local/2021/09/21/former-cranston-councilman-says-he-has-deal-buy-park-theatre/5801276001/

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mp775 commented about Park Theatre on Apr 30, 2021 at 1:29 pm

The auction was postponed, and the City of Cranston is helping find a buyer, with the condition that it remain a performing arts venue. https://turnto10.com/news/local/park-theatre-in-cranston-auction-postponed-for-now

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mp775 commented about Park Theatre on Apr 28, 2021 at 9:32 pm

The building is being auctioned tomorrow - https://www.providencejournal.com/story/news/local/2021/04/28/park-theatre-cranston-auctioned-thursday/4872394001/

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mp775 commented about All South County Luxury Cinemas on Mar 24, 2021 at 10:06 am

Closed temporarily as of November 1, 2020 with plans to reopen in 2021. Just announced today they will not be reopening. https://www.facebook.com/SouthKingstownCinemas/

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mp775 commented about Apple Cinemas Warwick on Mar 24, 2021 at 8:36 am

The theater has not reopened since closing due to the COVID pandemic in March 2020. They just announced they are closed for good; they are not renewing the lease when it is up in April - https://www.wpri.com/business-news/showcase-cinemas-at-warwick-mall-will-not-reopen/

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mp775 commented about Showcase Cinemas Revere on Dec 21, 2020 at 10:46 am

Closed after last night’s last shows.

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mp775 commented about East Providence Cinemas on Dec 3, 2020 at 8:49 am

Demolished this week - https://www.golocalprov.com/news/photo-end-of-an-era-east-providence-cinemas-demolished?fbclid=IwAR1ujtlT2FPg4H1CTYMlo6iLx_IYNPMHOHYpGph3E9OrboRQ4lTIM2-2RYs

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mp775 commented about East Providence Cinemas on Aug 26, 2020 at 8:10 pm

The building is fenced off with DEMO spray painted on the front.

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mp775 commented about East Providence Cinemas on Feb 22, 2020 at 7:50 pm

Apparently they haven’t reopened, and the theater is now boarded up and padlocked. https://www.golocalprov.com/news/east-providence-cinemas-boarded-up-and-padlocked?fbclid=IwAR1EmST3XSHfrHk0-XNMdQy5n0Yj3fLCTKUfmuXo3qRRfR-oo8X7scYA1EQ

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mp775 commented about East Providence Cinemas on Jan 21, 2020 at 3:35 pm

The theater was shut down Saturday by the City when the $9,250 check to renew their licenses bounced. They reopened today after paying with a cashier’s check.

https://www.providencejournal.com/news/20200121/east-providence-cinema-shut-down-due-to-bad-check-allowed-to-reopen