Norwood Theater - Norwood MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie
N 42° 11.641 W 071° 12.000
19T E 318351 N 4673660
Quick Description: Built in 1926/27 during a period of civic improvements to the center of Norwood.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 7/2/2014 9:48:29 AM
Waymark Code: WMM1EM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
Spearheaded by entrepreneur and philanthropist George Williet to improve the appearance of Norwood, the theater site was intended for the Memorial Municipal Building. The theater was fashioned after the Lowe's State Theater in Boston, which is no longer existing. Built to hold 1200 people and advertised as "absolutely fireproof". It as original owned by the Premier Theater Company. The architect, William G Upham was an active architect in Norfolk County and Rhode Island.

While the theater did show movies in the past, it now concentrates on live appearance, such as the recreation act of the Rat Pack. It does show specialty movies which are not found elsewhere.
Theater Name: Norwood Theater

Country: USA

109 Central St.
Norwood, MA

Web Site: [Web Link]

Venue: Private Theater

Type of Productions:

Restored Building: yes

Date of Construction: 1926

Architect/Designer: William G Upham

Stage Type: Proscenium

Seating Capacity: 1200

Special Productions/Events/Festivals: Not listed

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