• The Modern Theatre & The Boston-Hollywood Connection

Exhibit at Adams Gallery through November

9 a.m. - 7 p.m. daily
Tuesday, Oct. 27 - Monday, Nov. 30, 2009
Adams Gallery
Suffolk University Law School
120 Tremont St., Boston

The Adams Gallery at Suffolk University presents an exhibit of old and new photographs, artifacts, video, and movie posters that tell the story of The Modern Theatre & the Boston-Hollywood Connection.

The exhibit follows the rise of the Modern Theatre from a warehouse built in the ashes of the Great Boston Fire through its transformation into the first Boston movie theater to show “talkies.” 

Black-and-white photographs show the Washington Street theater district in its heyday, festooned with signs and lit by neon.

Present-day photos document Suffolk University’s ongoing restoration of the theater’s historic facade, which was taken apart stone by stone for repair and will be rebuilt on site as part of a theater/gallery/residence hall complex.

Admission is free.


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