Apponaug Theatre

Main Street,
Warwick, RI

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There are newspaper references to the existence of the Apponaug Theatre on Main Street, in the Apponaug Village neighborhood of Warwick, RI, in the 1920’s. One reference is from May, 1920. Another is from January 1929 when there was a fire in a bowling alley below the theatre just after a large movie audience had left. Further documentation on the history of this theatre would be appreciated.

Contributed by Gerald A. DeLuca

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Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on February 3, 2011 at 1:26 pm

From The Providence News, May 22, 1920, concerning recruitment for Coast Artillery Company:

In the theatres this week, in East Greenwich and Apponaug, recruiting talks have been given. Frederick W. Bliss talked in Apponaug Thursday evening and tonight Captain John J. Collins will speak in the Apponaug Theatre and in Star Theatre [East Greenwich] here.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on February 3, 2011 at 1:36 pm

From The Providence News, January 25, 1929:

[i]Warwick, Jan. 25. —-The Apponaug Volunteer Fire Company was called out last night to a blaze in the bowling alley owned by Edward Isaacson on Main Street, Apponaug, shortly after 10:30. The fire was caused by defective wiring in the ceiling and was extinguished with little damage.

Luckily the blaze was not discovered a short time before it was as more serious results might have been caused. The bowling alley is directly under a moving picture theatre and a large audience had just left the building when the fire alarm was sent in.[/i]

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