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Author Topic: New Bedford, Massachusetts MYSTERY SOLVED
Adam Martin
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 - posted May 13, 2003 08:57 PM      Profile for Adam Martin   Author's Homepage   Email Adam Martin         Edit/Delete Post 
From Scott Norwood: "Not sure of the exact street address. I took this shot while narrowly avoiding an accident on JFK Highway."

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Bill Gabel
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 - posted May 14, 2003 12:10 PM      Profile for Bill Gabel           Edit/Delete Post 
Any other info on streets that it sits on, other than JFK Highway. Does Scott have an idea of how big the other side of the building is? Here is a list of theatres in New Bedford by seating size.

  • Allens 700 seats
    Bailey's Square 1200 seats aka: Arcade
    Capital 1400 seats (Publix house)
    Casino 700 seats
    Comique 1000 seats
    Empire 1700 seats
    New Bedford 1400 seats
    Olympia 2472 seats (Publix house)
    Orpheum 1200 seats
    Rialto 885 seats
    Royal 1000 seats
    State 1700 seats aka: Zeiterion
    Strand 1000 seats aka: Center

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Scott Norwood
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 - posted May 15, 2003 12:46 PM      Profile for Scott Norwood   Author's Homepage   Email Scott Norwood         Edit/Delete Post 
I'll be going back to that area soon enough and will get more info then. There is at least one other largeish theatre in New Bedford that I drove by quickly, but didn't have a chance to photograph.

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Ron Keillor
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 - posted June 05, 2003 10:20 AM      Profile for Ron Keillor   Email Ron Keillor         Edit/Delete Post 
I've got a little bit of information
"Building in question is the former Orpheum Theatre which I'm told was once known as Sharpshooters Hall. Best source for info is WHALE, Waterfront Historic Area League, 508-997-1776. Most recent use was as a warehouse for a distributor of tobacco, etc."

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