Zeiterion Theatre

New Bedford, MA
Opened 1923

The Zeiterion was the last new theatre built in a downtown area that once contained 17 theatres. The theatre was originally built for vaudeville but closed soon after after opening and reopened for movies as the State Theatre. The theatre was "modernized" in 1971 but soon closed as the downtown area ceased to be a desirable entertainment destination. The Penler Brothers of Paragon Travel donated the theatre to the Waterfront Historic Area League and the restored theatre reopened as the Zeiterion on September 25, 1982.

Gazing at her was like staring at a poster in a travel agent's office. Pleasant to look at, but you knew you'd never go there.