Union Theater

1 Dunham Street,
Attleboro, MA 02703

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Architects: R.M. Stowell

Firms: William Riseman Associates

Functions: Dance Studio

Previous Names: Roxy Theater, Attleboro Cinema

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The Union Theater opened in 1928 with vaudeville acts and other live entertainment. It had 1,101 seats with one main screen. Operated by B & Q Associates, it was remodeled in 1949 to the plans of William Riseman Associates.

In 1986 it was sub-divided to attract more movie-goers. It has opened and closed several times since then. In 1986, the theater was renamed the Roxy Theater, then the Attleboro Cinema and then back to the Union Theater.

Contributed by James Fisher

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James Fisher
James Fisher on September 10, 2011 at 10:54 am

i often think about the olde days and the time i spent working this great place i do miss it and all the people whom came to visit the union. too bad i had to let it go

James Fisher
James Fisher on January 9, 2013 at 4:41 pm

I have added a few new pictures more to come Check back often for up to date moments

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on June 3, 2013 at 2:42 pm

The Theatre Historical Society archive has the MGM Theatre Report for the Union Theatre. Says it’s on Dunham St., is in Good condition, and has been showing MGM product for 6 years. There were 788 orchestra seats and 313 balcony seats, total: 1,101. There is an exterior photo dated April 1941.

James Fisher
James Fisher on June 4, 2013 at 10:31 pm

would you happen to have that pic dated 1941

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on June 5, 2013 at 2:06 pm

James- No, I don’t have the MGM Report & photo for the Union Theater. It’s in Illinois.

James Fisher
James Fisher on April 25, 2014 at 5:58 am

Thanks. If you run across it I would love to see it no news on union mr Friedman bought it and has had no luck with it as it sits

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on April 25, 2014 at 2:27 pm

James- The MGM Reports for the Union Theatre and also the Bates in Attleboro are now on line. Go to the Theatre Historical Society website www.historictheatres.org ;on the Home Page, click “Research” and then click “American Theatres Architectural Archive” in the drop-down box. Next, click “Explore the collections in the on-line catalog”. Next, type “New England Special Collection” in the search box. (That’s what they call the MGM Theatre reports). The Bates is card #9, and the Union is card # 10 right at the beginning. Once you get the card, there is a button to click on to enlarge it, and then you can copy it on your printer.

Silhouett on September 17, 2015 at 7:47 pm

is there a list of movies that played here ?

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on July 12, 2021 at 7:23 am

STOLEN PROJECTOR! https://www.thesunchronicle.com/news/local_news/projector-stolen-from-shuttered-union-theater-in-attleboro/article_bdfe57f0-bbba-50d4-8ef7-d2859b0f53b6.html

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 11, 2022 at 3:27 am

Could the claim in the description that this theater opened in 1918 be a typo that was meant to read 1928? The Union is not listed in the 1926 FDY, as such a large house surely would have been, and also there is this item datelined Attleboro from the May 9, 1927 issue of Exhibitors Daily Review: “Architect R. M. Stowell, 184 Boylston St., Boston, preparing plans for $150,000 theatre, 90x115, at Union St. Owner, Union Theatre, Inc., care architect.”

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