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Colonial Atmospheric Theaters

The Colonial Atmospheric Theaters of the Goldstein Brothers

January 23 @ 12:15 pm1:00 pm
| Cost: $4 | Cost for Members: $2

A presentation by award winning videographer Jonathan Boschen that explores two single screen atmospheric theaters, the Greenfield (MA) Garden Theater and Athol (MA) Capitol Theater. Both theaters were built for the Goldstein Brothers, designed by the Mowl & Rand Architectural firm, and were unusual do to their colonial themed atmospheric style.  While atmospheric theaters were common around the country they often used an exotic style.  This unique digital virtual tour utilizes old photographs and architectural drawings of what the two theaters looked like as single screen theaters (since the Garden was split up into a multiplex and the Capitol was demolished in the 1960s) and a history of how the two contributed to their communities through the decades.

Presented by Jonathan A. Boschen, film and theater historian and award-winning videographer

The audience is invited to bring a lunch to enjoy during the program.

Tickets available first-come, first-serve on the day of the lecture at the Welcome Center. The audience is invited to bring a lunch to enjoy during the program. Free coffee available. Cookies provided courtesy of Big Y.


January 23
12:15 pm–1:00 pm


Springfield Museums
21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States


Lectures & Adult Programs


Cost for Members: