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Royalton Radio Sponsors a Special Presentation

The legendary Boston station in radio history. Listen to archival broadcasts here.

If you were anywhere within the Boston broadcasting region, chances are you know what was then THE morning drive staple hosted by Charles Laquidara, ‘The Big Mattress‘. ‘BCN was the leader in progressive rock radio for decades; mixing zaniness, musician interviews, and great music. It revolutionized FM radio and many other FM radio stations in their infancy mimicked the formula.

Royalton Radio is presenting the documentary, WBCN and the American Revolution, on June 5th at 7:00 pm followed by a talk with the Peabody Award-winning director, Bill Lichtenstein. Have a nostalgic night and/or learn about “the incredible, true story of how a radio station, politics, and rock ‘n’ roll changed everything.” 

Reserve your seat by purchasing tickets online here.

A portion of ticket sales is donated to the Center for Independent Film.


Music Available for Purchase

We are now offering digital media of the instrumental compositions by Andy Leicher heard before our feature presentation. Click here to listen to samples of all 15 songs and purchase the album. During purchase, please remember to include your email address. A reply email will be sent containing a link to download your purchase. All proceeds from the sale benefit The Friends of the Historic Playhouse Theatre.


Now Playing…Dr. Strange: Multiverse of Madness

THE original Marvel series returns! Dr. Stephen Strange casts a forbidden spell that opens a portal to the multiverse (not to be confused with the metaverse). However, a threat emerges that may be too big for his team to handle.

Journey into the unknown with Doctor Strange, who, with the help of mystical allies both old and new, traverses the mind-bending and dangerous alternate realities of the Multiverse to confront a mysterious new adversary.

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Showing Next…Downton Abbey: A New EraComing Soon…
The Crawley’s return in a follow-on to the 2019 feature! Dame Maggie Smith leads the cast as they prepare Downton for a visit from the Queen and King of Great Britian. The days are getting warmer, summer is getting underway, and the film studios are releasing more movies. What’s coming to the Playhouse screen? As we say, stay tuned.



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Thanks to Our Sponsors…


Spotlight your company or organization

We are showing sponsorships prior to our feature presentation. Want to have a spot on the screen? Read about the sponsorship options.

Do you know about AmazonSmile?

You can join for free and make purchases at smile.amazon.com. When you choose the Friends of the Historic Playhouse Theatre, 0.5% of your eligible purchases are donated to us. And it doesn’t cost you anything extra. Ready? To get started, click here to read about Amazon Smile. We appreciate the support of our movie-goers.


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