Friday, November 07, 2008

Last Picture Show

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For sale: this Wollaston landmark, designed by James A. Tuck, and built around 1927 for a sum of $90,000. Original chandeliers, ticket booth, mosaic floors, stained glass transoms and more awaits someone with deep pockets and an interest in preserving this National Historic Landmark property.

6 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

Believe it or not, but if my memory serves me correct, the theater in downtown Hinton, West Virginia looks like this and I wonder if the same person made it too.

The City of Presidents said...

Knowing that Arthur Chandler has died and expecting changes at this site I snapped a picture of the marquee last week from the other side (seems Slim we are going shot for shot!) It's kind of sad knowing that it will probably never be the 'Wolly Theater' again. Had hoped the city would grab it up for a cultural center but I don't think the economic times would have it!

The Lone Beader said...

Wow, that's cheap. I should buy it and turn it into a condo/art studio/gallery! That would be the coolest! (in my dreams!)

MarilynB said...

I remember bringing my sons and other neighborhood kids to the weekly $1 Monday night movie. The Wolly Theater was so amazing inside. I do hope that someone restores it to its former glory.

Rich said...

I would love to see this place converted into a cinema much like the one in West Newton. You're right though about needing deep pockets.

Joy said...

i miss this place! when i was in middle school, i used to go here on tuesday nights for buck night!