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Ideal Theatre

530 Dudley St
Roxbury (Boston) MA

Record #22851  
 Closed: Yes (date unknown)
 Demolished: Yes (date unknown)
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Current Organ: none
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Information for this tour was contributed by William Leach Jr.

The Ideal Theater in Roxbury was known affectionately as the "Shack". Nobody called it the Ideal. I spent many a Saturday and Sunday watching a double feature with as many as 20 cartoons and a newsreel with a pause for a collection for MD or polio. When I was about 7 or 8, it cost 7 cents. Then they put in Cinemascope and it cost 12 cents (around 1954). It was 35 cents for adults. I think it closed around 1961 and had many fires after that. They tore it down in the 1970s.

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Last featured 11/5/2003. Last edited 11/25/2010.

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