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

“Mom, Where is Pearl Harbor?”

On a Sunday afternoon when I was 6 years old, I went to see the double feature at the Norwood Theatre with my mother. My father was running a small machine shop in the garage behind Lewis’s Restaurant. So with one car in the family we were able to ride...

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“So Many Memories”

Wow, “If those walls could talk!” So many memories…Meeting at Furlongs before and/or after a show. Who would pay and who gets to sneak in…well, let’s not go there! Then there were those who wanted to sit only in the balcony, back row…I’m not sure why! My husband Jack also...

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Uncle Jack

I was fortunate to have grown up with Jack Bitar in my family. Jack was married to my Aunt Mable and lived in the apartment above us. If you met Uncle Jack in the yard or while taking his daily walk, meticulously groomed, attired, and wearing his signature straw hat, you were never disappointed...

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A Donation for Sentimental Reasons

I have recently found in my Mother’s belongings an opening night program from August 31, 1927. It’s in great condition, a bit of a water mark and some rust at the center crease where the staples are. If you’d like it for display at your Theatre I’d love to donate...

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“Sleeping Beauty”

My family landed in Norwood over 100 years ago. I’m an authentic “townie”, and I’d like to thank you for re-investing in US. Yes, the Norwood Theatre and the Norwood Community. This sleeping beauty is being woken gently and will arise bright, shining and as magnificent as a sunrise. Submitted...

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My First Kiss

Being a breath of air away from 80 years of age, I am thrilled when anything to beautify the town of Norwood happens. I was born there and raised there, in the Cork City section, until some trouble in a place called Korea called me and so many others away....

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Memories from the 70’s

I am from Norwood originally born and raised. I have to say I am very excited to hear of this Project and cannot wait until it is finished. I remember seeing The Shaggy D.A. in 1976 and the original Star Wars in 1977. Submitted by Mike Connolly

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The “Gentleman”

The “Gentleman” who took tickets at the door was Mr. Jack Bitar who lived in South Norwood. Mr. Bitar was an iconic figure who stood with dignity and sincerity to greet the patrons of the theatre for many many years. You knew when you approached to give your ticket that...

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My First Movie

I grew up in Norwood and it was at this Theatre that I saw my first movie as a kid, Bambi! Looking forward to seeing the renovations. Submitted by Jean MacFarland

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Movies Remembered

Must have seen 100 movies there from 1975 – 1985! Poltergeist, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Death Trap, Jaws 2 and Dangerous Minds come to mind. My favorite was Dean Calusdian’s film, Tortured Hearts. My Mom played organ in that Theatre in the 1940’s. Bring it back!!! Also remember playing...

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