Phone: (617) 557-6537
Website: Modern Theatre
(hours vary according to performance schedule)
Reopened in 2010, The Modern Theatre Completes The Amazing Revitalization Of The Washington Street Theater District
Suffolk University's Modern Theatre opened in 1913, when admissions to a silent movie were 15 cents. It entered Boston's history books in 1928, at the height of the Jazz Age movie palaces, as the city's first venue to show a "talkie"--a film with sound. (The movie was The Jazz Singer.)
In 1979, the Modern Theatre was added to the National Register of Historic Places; in 1995, it was designated as a Boston Landmark.
After sitting vacant for several decades, Suffolk University completed a gorgeous restoration of the Modern in 2010. The reborn facility includes an 185-seat theater and 200-bed student dormitory.