The Modern Theatre & the Boston-Hollywood Connection

Photo: Stratton McCrady

Boston’s historic Washington Street theater district has experienced many ups and downs since the Puritans settled in Boston, but, like the legendary phoenix, it has risen repeatedly from its own ashes.

Suffolk University has contributed to the Theater District’s renaissance by restoring the facade of the Modern Theatre, an institution that helped establish a Massachusetts-Hollywood connection that endures today.


Nancy Kelleher, Suffolk University