GAR Hall

Main Street,
East Douglas, MA 01516

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Functions: Post Office

Styles: Colonial Revival

Previous Names: Town Hall

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Gar Hall

The auditorium in the GAR (Grand Army of the Republic, a Civil War Union Army veteran’s organization) Hall in East Douglas (a small town south of Worcester) was used as a town cinema. It was operating as a movie theatre from 1923 to 1950. Around 1990 it was converted into a Post Office.

Contributed by Ron Salters

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rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on June 8, 2013 at 12:49 pm

The Theatre Historical Society archive in IL has the MGM Theatre Report for the GAR Hall in East Douglas. Says it’s on Main St., has 476 seats and is in Poor condition. There is an exterior photo dated April 1941.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on June 9, 2013 at 10:35 am

The 1927 Film Daily Yearbook lists one movie theater in East Douglas MA: the GAR Hall, but it shows only 187 seats.

MrDJDude on November 14, 2023 at 5:33 pm

This building was the Douglas Town Hall from 1923-1990. According to this entry on Flickr(, movies were shown in the auditorium by one Robert Walker from 1923 until 1950. The auditorium portion might have been demolished, or it was converted to other uses. Regardless, the building still stands - it was repurposed as the Douglas Post Office sometime after 1990.

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