Welcome To The Auditorium!
Part of the revitalization of our Downtown, the Lynn Veteran's Memorial Auditorium is once again one of the premier entertainment venues in the state! Please check out our event listings and come downtown to a show at the Lynn Auditorium! Thanks for visiting the City of Lynn's Memorial Auditorium website! .
Giving Props To Our Theaters
Northshore Life Magazine
By Meg Quinn-Deboer | July 2011
Primarily known for classic rock concerts featuring headliners like Kansas and Foreigner, the surprisingly grand Lynn Auditorium also hosts comics, including Howie Mandel, as well as community dance recitals and family movies.
Built in 1948 inside Lynn City Hall the 2,100-seat auditorium fell into disrepair in the late 1980s. In 2002, James Marsh, the community development director and general manager of Lynn Auditorium, realized the potential for the immense space and started showing family movies there. He saw it as a way to bring the community together while giving kids something to do.
“The kids came down in droves for free movies and popcorn. They loved it,” he recalls. Under Marsh’s leadership and guidance, the auditorium underwent an extreme makeover, which included replacing everything from the seat cushions, the carpet, the curtains and rigging to the house lights and the sound system. The refurbished auditorium celebrated its grand reopening in October 2006. Marsh envisions bigger and better things for the auditorium. “I see it going further and Mayor Kennedy sees it going further, too. She’s one of our biggest supporters and patrons.
Marsh hopes that people who come to Lynn year-round to see great shows in this world-class auditorium and stay and sample some of the city’s other amenities. As he points out, “We’re right on the water; Lynn Woods is bigger than Central Park; we’ve got the High Rock Observatory; there’s a brand new sporting facility at Manning Field; and we have one of the best golf courses in Massachusetts."
A Few Of Our Brightest Moments!
A few of our brightest moments!
The Staff at the Lynn Auditorium would like to thank you for making the auditorium a great success!
- Keith Lockhart & The Boston Pops (Grand Opening)
- Peter Paul & Mary
- Kenny Rogers
- Peter Frampton
- Pat Benatar
- BB King
- Ian Anderson
- Cheap Trick
- Marco Antonio Solis
- Julio Iglesias
- The Irish Tenors
- Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes
- Howie Mandel
- The Steve Miller Band
- Melissa Etheridge
- Boz Scaggs
- Alice Cooper
- Deep Purple
- Air Supply
- The Celtic Women
- Paul Anka