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Lawrence Theaters

At one time its been said that the City of Lawrence, Massachusetts had more theaters per capita than anywhere else in the world. One section along Broadway, called Theater Row had so many within a small area it made it into Ripley's Believe it or Not.
This is a list of most of them and their approximate operation dates:

Opera House 326 Essex St. 1881 to 1919
Casino Theater 552 Essex St. 1900 to 1908
New Theater Lawrence St. 1900 to 1901
Castro Theater Lawrence St. 1902 to 1906
Colonial Theater 12 Hampshire St. 1904 to 1933
Nickel Theater 1 Lawrence St. 1907 to 1914
Marquise Theater 503 Essex St. 1908 to 1910
Berkand 25 Appleton At. 1909 to 1910
Pastime Theater 386 Essex St. 1909 to 1913
Funny Land 523 Essex St. 1909 to 1910
City Hall Appleton St. 1910 to 1910
Broadway Theater 196 Broadway 1910 to 1964
Victoria Theater 125-127 Broadway 1910 to 1946
Premier Theater 554 Essex St. 1912 to 1968
Star Theater 479 Broadway 1913 to 1966
Empire Theater 1 Lawrence St. 1915 to 1929
Imperial Theater 92 (S.) Broadway 1916 to 1916
Specialty Theater 175 Essex St. 1916 to 1933
Cosmopolitan Theater 17 Newbury St. 1916 to 1929
Strand Theater 92 Broadway 1917 to 1949
Rialto Theater 326 Essex St. 1920 to 1922
Palace Theater 126 Broadway 1921 to 1969
Modern Theater 98 Broadway 1921 to 1959
Winter Garden 330 Essex St. 1923 to 1931
Auditorium Theatre 106 Summer St. 1927 to 1933
Capitol Theater 129 Common St. 1928 to 1956
Warner Theater 1 Lawrence St. 1930 to 1975
Central Theater 11 Oak St. 1941 to 1975
State 125-127 Broadway 1946 to 1952
Astor 92 Broadway 1949 to 1956
The Lawrence Opera House / Rialto Theater
:: The Lawrence Opera House / Rialto Theater ::
The Colonial Theatre
:: The Colonial Theatre ::
The Nickel Theatre
:: The Nickel Theatre ::
The Broadway Theater
:: The Broadway Theater ::
The Victoria/State Theater
:: The Victoria/State Theater ::
The Star Theater
The Star Theater
Empire/Warner Theater
:: Empire/Warner Theater ::
The Strand/Astor Theater
:: The Strand/Astor Theater ::
The Palace Theater
:: The Palace Theater ::
The Modern Theater
:: The Modern Theater ::
Theater Row
:: Theater Row ::
The Auditorium Theatre
The Auditorium Theatre
The Capitol Theater
:: The Capitol Theater ::
Showcase Cinemas Lawrence
:: Showcase Cinemas Lawrence ::
Ads for June 13, 1953
Ads for June 13, 1953