On February 20, 1977, Le Grand David and his own Spectacular Magic Company had its grand premiere on the stage of the Cabot Street Cinema Theatre. This feat ran for 35 years, and became the longest consecutive stage magic show in the world according to the Guinness Book of World Records.
The productions showcased over 1000 costumes, 700 entrances and exits, 100 classic illusions, 45 backdrops, 35 years in a small town, 4 hours of stage magic, and 2 antique theaters.
Now, decades later, Cabot Street Cinema Theatre is on sale for $1.35 million, after the demise of its founder last year.
Paul Leighton states in his article, “Cabot Street Cinema in Beverly for sale”:
“David Bull, who played Le Grand David and is the president of White Horse Productions, said the company could no longer continue to operate two downtown theaters once the magic show ended. The company also owns the Larcom Theatre, which it will retain and keep open.
“There were probably 40 to 50 people in the company when we bought the Larcom in 1984, so there was plenty of work for all of those shoulders to lean into,” Bull said. “Now it’s a different time. Maybe a dozen of us are still around.”
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