From: New York, NY
Registered: Feb 2003
posted May 14, 2003 12:10 PM
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
posted May 15, 2003 12:46 PM
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.
From: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Registered: May 2003
posted June 05, 2003 10:20 AM
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."