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Bing Arts Center


Photo from the Dick Dziadzio collection
716 Sumner Ave
Springfield MA 01108
(413) 731-9730

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Record #5197  
 Opened: December 25, 1950
Capacity: 400 seats
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 Also Known As: Bing Theatre

Information for this tour was contributed by Roger Katz.

The Bing Theatre (now known as the Bing Arts Center), named in honor of Bing Crosby, opened in 1950. The building that houses the lobby and two storefronts was formerly a garage while the auditorium was constructed for the theatre.

The "X" Main Street Corporation expects to soon receive the title to the building and has already begun cleaning it up and repainting the outside. Formerly owned by the Western Massachusetts Theatre chain until it closed 5 years ago, the theatre has been vandalized in the last couple of years. A new screen and repairs to the projector will be needed. The Bing's current seating capacity of 900 will be reduced to 400. This will be done by narrowing the auditorium by walling off the sides to use as classroom or art gallery space. When the Bing Arts Center opens it will show art, foreign, and classic movies, have some live performances, and a cinema academy.

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2003 photos from the Roger Katz collection.


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Last featured 2002-12-27. Last edited 2/15/2014.

 
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