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Loring Hall


By Sparky - Jan 15, 2006, 9:05 PM
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http://www.patriotcinemas.com/loringhistory.html

Built pre- Civil War






Back in the day, 1978, one could watch a fairly recent movie for $1.50, that was before cable, and films were given the second go round in places like the Loring & the Cameo in Weymouth.

I'm not sure if the balcony is still open, it was when I was a kid.

I remember watching films like "The Kentucky Fried Movie", "The Groove Tube", "Lipstick" there.

Electra & I would then go down the street (about where I was standing taking this photo) to Brigham's afterwards for a burger & frappe.

About a mile up the street is the ol' Hingham Armory on the left and next to that was the ol' Registry where I took my driving exam in the "Golden Goose".

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Re: Loring Hall

By Ron Newman - Jan 15, 2006, 9:35 PM
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This is a place I've always wanted to visit but haven't got to yet. I'm glad it's still open. Thanks for the photos!

CinemaTreasures has a page about it.

I haven't been to the Cameo either. Is it as photogenic as Loring Hall?

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Re: Loring Hall

By Sparky - Jan 15, 2006, 9:55 PM
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This is a place I've always wanted to visit but haven't got to yet. I'm glad it's still open. Thanks for the photos!

CinemaTreasures has a page about it.

I haven't been to the Cameo either. Is it as photogenic as Loring Hall?



I don't think so, at least exterior wise. It's right near the South Shore Hospital (Similiar in style to Norwood's). I just read on Cinema Treasures that it is a twin theater now, that's a shame because it was a fairly large in it's day (Compare to today's theaters).

Of the two, I like Loring the most.

When the Greenbush line opens up next year you can take in a show. I'm not sure exactly where the station will be but Hingham Harbor is small enough to guarantee a five minute walk or less.

I'll take a photo of the Cameo the next time I pass by it.

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Re: Loring Hall
By Miki - Jan 15, 2006, 10:21 PM
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I recognize and remember Loring Hall, because my parents took my younger sister and I to see the new Beatles movie "A Hard Day's Night".
there, back in the fall of 1964. I was an eighth-grader back then, and t he Beatles were still very much in vogue. We all enjoyed the movie, and, although I don't remember the price, it was quite cheap. It's a nice theatre, too. AS for the Cameo theatre, I've heard of it, but have never been inside.

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Re: Loring Hall
By Frankie - Jan 16, 2006, 9:27 AM
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Did Sparky enjoy the movie?

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Re: Loring Hall

By eeka - Jan 16, 2006, 12:35 PM
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Laugh

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Re: Loring Hall

By Ron Newman - Jan 16, 2006, 3:02 PM
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Shhhh....
(And please, turn off that cellphone too.)

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Re: Loring Hall

By Sparky - Jan 16, 2006, 7:39 PM
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Shhhh....
(And please, turn off that cellphone too.)


Hehe, funny you should mention that, a cellphone went off in a parked car just as I clicked the photo!

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Re: Loring Hall

By Sparky - Jan 18, 2006, 2:33 PM
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I haven't been to the Cameo either. Is it as photogenic as Loring Hall?




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Re: Loring Hall

By Ron Newman - Jan 18, 2006, 2:40 PM
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OK, so the answer is "no", but that's still a cool old-fashioned marquee. (And I recommend Walk the Line, even though I didn't think it treated his first wife very fairly.)

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