Tell Us Your Story

The Norwood Theatre opened in 1927, meaning the youngest generations of New Englanders never experienced the venue in its original glory. Do you have any fond memories of times spent in the Norwood Theatre that you would like to share?

If These Walls Could Talk

“Something Special”

The physical building has held great respect and admiration with me for most of my life. Coupled with being a theatre for movies, live performances and all of the arts that go with those – Norwood Theatre has been “something special” to me. A friend was a projectionist at the...

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For the Love of Theatre

When I was in fourth or fifth grade about fourteen years ago I was so impressed! We went on a field trip to see “Annie” and I knew then that I wanted to be involved with theatre. The lights, the sets, the dancing and singing. It was all the most...

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The 50’s and 60’s Revisited

Vivid memories of late 1950’s and early 1960’s evenings at Norwood Theater. I remember seeing “Sink the Bismarck” there (1961). When you’d leave the theater, Norwood center was “dead”… not much traffic in those days. Many remember the gentleman who was the doorman/ticket man (elderly fellow, good lookin’ guy). He...

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A Happy Childhood Memory

Saw my first film ever here…Viva Las Vegas with Elvis Presley and Ann Margaret, I was about 10 and thought it was the best thing ever! The Norwood Movie Theatre was a happy staple of my childhood. Looking forward to its return as a theatre with so much to offer...

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Theatre remembered in the 50’s and 60’s

In the late 50’s and 60’s before the era of the Mega Cinema Complexes, The Norwood Theatre/Cinema was one of the few local Theatres. We also had the Guild Theatre ( now Conrad’s Restaurant ) and the South Norwood Theatre, which had a marquee that said “Opening Soon”… it never...

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A Volunteer Experience

My story isn’t that old, but… I volunteered at Norwood Theatre when we first moved to Norwood ten years ago. I worked backstage building sets, managing props and working spotlight. It was a blast and it is an absolutely beautiful theater. Can’t wait for it to open again! Submitted by...

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Norwood Day 2011

Once again it was an honor to speak to many local residents at the annual Norwood Day Celebration. The following memories were kindly shared by the many visitors in response to the question, “If these walls could talk, what would they say?” “I’m a newcomer to Norwood but it will...

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A Day Remembered in 1962

In 1962, on a Sunday afternoon, watching the original “300 Spartans” starring Richard Egan. Wow, what a great flick. The second film (that’s right-you got two flicks for the money back then) was “Gigot” starring Jackie Gleason. I was waiting for Jackie to say something funny the whole movie but...

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Manager/Projectionist Shares a Memory

Norwood Theatre is one of the best theatres to run as a Manager/Projectionist. I like the decor of the theatre and all it offered. The town of Norwood is so polite and close knit that it felt like home when I was standing in the lobby. I spent a couple...

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Anonymous

The following memory was shared by a Norwood resident who kindly completed a questionnaire last year. I was born and raised in Norwood. We always enjoyed going to one of the three movie houses. They were the uptown Norwood Theater, The Guild Theater and South Norwood Theater. It was great...

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