New Comique Theatre

95 Munroe Street,
Lynn, MA 01901

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Previously operated by: Mark-Strand Theater Corp.

Functions: Storage

Previous Names: Comique Theatre

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New Comique Theatre

A local movie theatre in Lynn, to the north of Boston. The Comique Theatre was opened in April 1907. Between 1940 and 1943 when it closed, it was known as the New Comique Theatre.

Contributed by Ron Salters

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rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on February 20, 2007 at 9:17 am

The MGM Theatre Photograph and Report form for the Comique Theatre in Lynn has an exterior photo dated 1941. The Comique had a fairly narrow highly ornamented facade at least 2 stories high. There was a small rain canopy over the sidewalk with the theatre’s name above. There are narrow poster cases on each side of the entrance. A cloth banner hangs from the marquee advertising a film with the title of “Here is Ireland” or “There is Ireland”. The Report states that the Comique is on Munroe St., that it is not a MGM customer, that it was built about 1900, is in Poor condition, and has 800 seats.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on September 9, 2007 at 11:57 am

The Comique was located at 95 Munroe St. in Lynn. It was opened in April 1907 by the movie exhibition pioneer, Moe Mark. In addition to films, there was live entertainment on stage. Between 1940 and 1943 it was known as the New Comique. It closed in 1943 and was demolished in 1946. This info comes from research by CT member Barry Goodkin at the Lynn public library, including writing by Elmo Benedetto circa 1972.

jsurely on September 13, 2007 at 4:37 pm

The theater is still standing on 95 Munroe Street, although it is only used as extra storage by the hardware store in the front of the building.

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Buffalo International Film Festival on February 8, 2008 at 1:22 pm

Can someone post a photograph of the standing building at 95 Munroe Street? The two reports of “demolition” and “still standing” are sort of contradictory. :–)

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on November 13, 2010 at 1:08 pm

The Comique in Lynn is listed in the 1927 Film Daily Yearbook as having 800 seats and open daily.

EdwardFindlay on April 14, 2015 at 9:43 pm

The Facebook page “CSI: Lynn” has a photo of it in operation, and based on the picture the building doesn’t look the same but the key is the fa├žade: the masonry on the front isn’t as old as the building, which tax records state as being from 1880. Plus the aerial shot on google maps shows it to have a large area in the rear that would naturally house the theater itself- which means it’s still extant, just heavily altered!

EdwardFindlay on April 20, 2015 at 10:03 pm

…and the aforementioned picture of the theater from Facebook:

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