Historic Theater

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One of the goals of Topia Arts Center is the green redevelopment of the majestic old Adams vaudeville and movie theater, located at 27 Park Street, in the center of Adams, MA which lies at the base of Mt Greylock in the Berkshires. This 11,000 square foot historic building presently includes two store fronts on Park Street and a spacious main theater. Three doors of the theater open onto the open air public space, Armory Court, that connects Park Street to the Ashuwillticook bike trail. Performing arts have thrived at this location since the early part of the 20th century when the site housed an opera house, the grand old Atlas Theatre, which eventually burned down. In 1937 the new Adams Theater was built out of brick and steel. This beautiful Art Deco movie house opened in 1938 to a full house. For almost thirty years audiences attended film as well as vaudeville and stage performances. It finally closed its doors to the public in 1967 and the building, unused and abandoned, eventually fell into disrepair.