1908Olympia Theatre opened at 251 Main Street.Arts and Culture, Economy and Industry, Theater, Local Businesses

Trolly men working on a snowplow attachment in front of the Olympia Theater, February 1925. Courtesy of Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives, Photo 13173
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It was a large 1400-seat theater with an open floor plan, electric lights, and a fresh air exchange system. Fire protection was provided by steel-sheathed walls and four exit doors.

Gloucester Daily Times. “Olympia Theatre: Gloucester’s Latest Play House To Be Opened Monday.” November 28, 1908, Vol. 41 No. 6100 edition. https://sawyer.advantage-preservation.com/.
Gloucester Daily Times. “Olympia Theatre: Gloucester’s Latest Play House To Be Opened Monday.” November 28, 1908, Vol. 41 No. 6100 edition. https://sawyer.advantage-preservation.com/.
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