Victory Theatre

The Victory Theatre was built in 1920 by the Goldstein Brothers Amusement Company in Massachusetts. It opened its doors to the public on December 30, 1920 with a gala event featuring singing vaudeville acts and the “Super-Photoplay ‘The Furnace’” directed by William Desmond Taylor. All proceeds from the day were donated to the city hospital and House of Providence Hospital. Named after the recent Allied victory in World War I, not only was the Victory the last theater built in Holyoke, it was also one of the finest. The architecture is Art Deco and it is considered to be the last of its type between Boston and Albany, New York. It was converted to a movie theater following a restoration after a fire in 1942. The theater closed its doors in 1979. The property is currently owned the Massachusetts International Festival of the Arts (MIFA) and is currently being restored with the goal of opening the theater by its 100th anniversary on December 20th, 2020.

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