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Modern Theatre

2006 Photo from the Adam Martin collection
Suffolk University
523-25 Washington St
Chinatown (Boston) MA 02111

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Record #13480  
 Opened: 1914
Architect(s): Clarence H Blackall
Architectural Style(s):
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: Mayflower

Originally built in 1876 as the Dobson Building, a 1914 renovation by architect Clarence Blackall converted the building into the first venue in Boston designed specifically to show movies.

All but the facade of the 1914 Modern was demolished by Suffolk University in 2009 and a new 185-seat theatre of the same name was built behind the facade, opening on November 4, 2010.

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2011 photos from the Edward Findlay collection.

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June 2006 photos from the Adam Martin collection.

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Last featured 6/24/2003. Last edited 11/25/2010.

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