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Rhode Island Movie Theatres

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Loew's State Theatre
Providence, RI
The Loew's State Theatre was designed by Rapp & Rapp and built in 1928. It was renamed the Ocean State Theatre in 1976. The theatre was saved from demolition and completely restored between 1998 and 2000. It is now known as the Providence Performing Arts Center. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Avon Cinema
Providence, RI
Stadium Theatre
Woonsocket, RI
The Avon Cinema building itself is from 1915 when it opened as the Toy Theatre. It didn't last long and was converted into a garage. In 1938, it reopened as the Avon Cinema after an Art Deco remodeling. In the 1970s, it was known as the Avon Repertory Cinema. The theatre still features a single screen. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

The Stadium Theatre opened in 1926 and is now known officially as the Stadium Theatre Performing Arts Centre. The marquee was replaced with this one in 1956. The Stadium closed in the 1970s but with community efforts in the 1990s, the theatre was saved and restored. It has its original Mighty Wurlitzer and features organ concerts. The marquee was updated with an LED screen around 2008. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

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