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Columbia Theatre

978 Washington St
South End (Boston) MA 02118

Demolished 1957
Record #22810  
 Opened: October 5, 1891
 Closed: Yes (date unknown)
 Demolished: 1957
Capacity: 1750 seats
Architect(s): Leon H Lempert; Thomas W Lamb
Architectural Style(s):
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: South End, New Columbia
 Previously operated by: Loews Theatres

Opened as the Columbia in 1891 in a converted church, a fire virtually destroyed the auditorium of the South End in 1916. Marcus Loew hired Thomas Lamb to create a new auditorium and the theater reopened as the New Columbia in 1917. The entire structure was demolished in 1957.

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Last featured 6/24/2003. Last edited 1/27/2014.

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