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In 1928 the Loew’s Movie Palace opened in Providence, Rhode Island providing theater goers the finest of entertainment experiences. From these hypnotic Rounds outside on the marquee ceiling to the ornate details of its Grand Lobby and Arcade, for several decades it was the place to be. That is, until television appeared in the 1950s and audiences dwindled. Happily, it has survived the ever-changing attention spans of human beings, and howling hurricanes in 1938 and 1954, and demolition attempts in the 1970's, to be revitalized as the Providence Performing Arts Center. With 3,100 seats, it is the second largest theater of its kind in the country.