On the Davis Square Food Tour, we often meet in front of the Theater. It was built in 1914 by Joseph Hobbs — you can still see the words “Hobbs Building” on the outside. Originally the building had a 1,200 seat theater, a bowling alley, billiards, a cafe, and meeting hall and dance floor!
The Theater offers a really cool Silent Movie series. Jeff Rapsis is a musical genius, and he plays live music to accompany silent movies at the Somerville Theater at least once a month. We’ve seen incredibly funny Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton films among others. The next “Silents Please” is listed on the Somerville Theater website – check it out!