Historic theater in Boston will become student housing

Oct. 4, 2007
Suffolk University will renovate old Modern Theatre and build 12-story tower above it.

The Modern Theatre, an 1876 building where movies with sound were first shown in Boston, is going to become student housing for Suffolk University. The Boston Redevelopment Authority has approved Suffolk's plan for a $35 million renovation that will preserve the Modern's distinctive High Victorian and Gothic facade with its arching entrance, and erect a modern 12-story tower with 180 to 200 beds above. When completed, it will also house a ground floor "black box" performance space with 300 to 400 seats. The building is adjacent to another that Suffolk is renovating for residential space.

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