Please note that location entries may feature older photos or post card views that may not represent the current appearance or features of the attraction. This site is intended to be a historical as well as current record of various attractions but it is not always possible to have up-to-date information due to the vast number of locations featured here. We ask you consult the propietor for current information.
From Cinema Treasures
The Majestic Theater opened in 1909 in a building that had previously been a roller rink on Maynard Street. The 1,900-plus seat theater was a live theater venue originally, but later became a vaudeville house with appearances by such stars as Buster Keaton and the Marx Brothers. Movies began to be shown as early as the mid-1910’s.
The Butterfield Theaters chain was operating the Majestic Theater for most of its life. The theater closed in 1942 and was later demolished. A parking garage is on the site of the theater today.