Royal Theater

Movie Theaters of Holyoke

The Royal Theater at 99 – 101 High Street was made in 1915 as both a stage theater and a movie theater. It started out as a silent movie venue but when sound was added they added audio. Now it is a store and apartments. It lasted until 1939 when it must have experienced economic pressure from the other theaters.

Sanborn map analysis:

Sanborn 1884 map shows a fruit dealer is there

Sanborn 1889 map same

Sanborn 1895 map

Sanborn 1915 map shows that is being built in that year

Sanborn 1949 map a furniture store is there

Sanborn 1956 map

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