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sat123 commented about Palladium Theatre on Mar 17, 2012 at 2:43 am

I moved to the Worcester area in 1973 and suspect the theatre had been recently closed – but in the winter of 1974/1975 it temporarily reopened for an exclusive engagement of “Earthquake” in Sensurround. I don’t know how/why this theatre got that lucrative gig but the theatre once-again went dark until 1980 when it reopened as the E.M. Loew Center for the Performing Arts.

sat123 commented about Bijou Cinema on Mar 17, 2012 at 2:17 am

The theatre was located on Foster Street (not Front Street) on the lower level of the former Worcester Center Galleria shopping complex. It was initially operated by General Cinemas and offered first-run films. (I can remember seeing more than my share of Disney films here when I was growing-up) For a time in the mid-to-late 1980s they started adding foreign and what we’d now call “independent” films on one of the screens before General Cinemas called it quits.