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Columbus Theatre


2002 Photo from the Scott Norwood collection.
270 Broadway
Providence RI

Visit Website Live Theatre
Record #21446  
 Opened: November 1, 1926
Capacity: 850 seats
Architect(s): Oreste DiSaia
Architectural Style(s):
National Register:
Current Organ: 2/6 Wurlitzer
 Also Known As: Uptown

Information for this tour was contributed by Scott Norwood.

Architect Oreste DiSaia designed the Columbus, which was built in 1926. The theater ran adult fare from the 1960s until 2002, when the Rhode Island International Film Festival played here, convincing the owner that there was another market for the theater.

The theatre closed on August 25, 2009 after a surprise inspection from the fire marshall. The owner eventually corrected the violations and the theatre reopened as a live venue on November 17, 2012 with a concert.

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June 2006 photos from the Adam Martin collection.


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Last featured 8/13/2006. Last edited 10/30/2012.


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