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REFERENCES:

Insurance Maps of Buffalo, New York (New York: Sanborn-Perris Map Co., Ltd., 1900–1914), vol. 3 p. 270, on a single patch.

Permit issued on 27 March 1913.

Martin Pfeuthner, 943 Jefferson, one-story brick motion picture theater, $13,000. (“Permits Given Eleven Motion Picture Shows. One of New Theaters Going Up at West Ferry and Grant Streets to Cost $90,000, According to Buildings Bureau.” Buffalo Evening News, 29 March 1913, p. 14.)

Photo. The Buffalo Evening Times (14 March 1915), p. 71.

CITY DIRECTORY LISTINGS:

1914, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Linden Theatre 943 Jefferson

1915, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Linden Theatre 943 Jefferson

1916, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Linden Theatre 943 Jefferson

1917, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Linden Theatre 943 Jefferson

1918, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Linden Theatre 941 Jefferson

1919, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Linden Theatre 939 Jefferson

1920, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Linden Theatre 935 Jefferson

1921, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Linden Theatre 935 Jefferson

1922, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Linden Theatre 943 Jefferson

1923, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Linden Theatre 943 Jefferson

1924, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Linden Theatre 943 Jefferson av

1925, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Linden Theatre 943 Jefferson av

1927, MOVING PICTURE THEATRES: Linden Theatre 943 Jefferson av

1928, MOVING PICTURE THEATRES: Linden Theatre 933 Jefferson av

TELEPHONE DIRECTORY LISTINGS:

Jun 1916, THEATRES Linden Theatre 937 Jefferson Oxford 3287-J

Oct 1916, THEATRES Linden Theatre 937 Jefferson Oxford 3287-J

Feb 1917, THEATRES Linden Theatre 937 Jefferson Oxford 3287-J

22 May 1922, THEATRES Linden Theatre 943 Jefferson av FI lmore-6004

28 Nov 1922, THEATRES Linden Theatre 943 Jefferson av FI lmore-6004

20 May 1924, THEATRES Linden Theatre 943 Jefferson av FI lmore-6004

10 Nov 1924, THEATRES Linden Theatre 943 Jefferson av FI lmore-6004


Central Park Theatre

1914–16 September 1958



2601 Main Street

ARCHITECT: H.P. Kehr

ORIGINAL MUSICAL ACCOMPANIMENT:

ORGAN: Marr & Colton, purchased in 1927, blower serial number 20065.

NOTE: 2 story tall brick structure. Not listed in Proceedings of the Common Council, 1912–1914. The screen was toward the triangle at the conjunction of Main and Fillmore. Entrance ways to the lobby were from both Main and Fillmore. Run by the Central Park Amusement Co. in 1914.

CURRENT STATUS: Value Muffler occupies this site.



REFERENCES:

Insurance Maps of Buffalo, New York (New York: Sanborn-Perris Map Co., Ltd., 1900–1914), vol. 4 p. 417.

“Demolition Announced Sept. 16, 1958; Built 1923.” Buffalo Evening News (16 September 1958), p. 25 c. 4.

“Demolished.” Buffalo Courier-Express (19 October 1958), p. 24.

David L. Junchen. The Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ. Vol. 1. Pasadena, Ca.: Showcase Publications, 1985, p. 310. [MUSIC DEPT. Oversize ML 561 .J86 1985 v.1]

CITY DIRECTORY LISTINGS:

1914, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Central Park Theatre Main and Fillmore ave

1915, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Central Park Theatre Main and Fillmore ave

1916, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Central Park Theatre Main and Fillmore ave

1917, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Central Park Theatre Main and Fillmore ave

1918, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Central Park Theatre 2601 Main

1919, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Central Park Theatre 2601 Main

1920, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Central Park Theatre 2601 Main

1921, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Central Park Theatre 2601 Main

1922, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Central Park Theatre 2601 Main

1923, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Central Park Theatre 2601 Main

1924, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Central Park Theatre 2601 Main

1925, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Central Park Theatre 2601 Main

1927, MOVING PICTURE THEATRES: Central Park Theatre 2601 Main

1928, MOVING PICTURE THEATRES: Central Park Theatre 2601 Main

1929, MOVING PICTURE THEATRES: Central Park 2601 Main

1930, MOVING PICTURE THEATRES: Central Park Theatre 2601 Main

TELEPHONE DIRECTORY LISTINGS:

Feb 1914, THEATRES Crescent 292 -W Central Park Theatre Main & Fillmore av

Jun 1914, THEATRES Crescent 292 -W Central Park Theatre Main & Fillmore av

Feb 1915, THEATRES Central Park Theatre Main & Fillmore av Crescent 292-W

Jun 1915, THEATRES Central Park Theatre Main & Fillmore av Crescent 292-W

Oct 1915, THEATRES Central Park Theatre Main & Fillmore av Crescent 292-W

Feb 1916, THEATRES Central Park Theatre Main & Fillmore av Crescent 292-W

Jun 1916, THEATRES Central Park Theatre Main & Fillmore av Crescent 292-W

Oct 1916, THEATRES Central Park Theatre 2601 Fillmore av Crescent 1289

Feb 1917, THEATRES Central Park Theatre 2601 Fillmore av Crescent 1289

Jun 1917, THEATRES Central Park Theatre 2601 Fillmore av Crescent 1289

Oct 1917, THEATRES Central Park Theatre 2601 Fillmore av Crescent 1289

21 Jan 1918, THEATRES Central Park Theatre 2601 Fillmore av Crescent 1289

20 May 1918, THEATRES Central Park Theatre 2601 Fillmore av Crescent 1289

1 Jul 1918, THEATRES Central Park Theatre 2601 Fillmore av Crescent 1289

19 Oct 1918, THEATRES Central Park Theatre 2601 Fillmore av Crescent 1289

30 Jan 1919, THEATRES Central Park Theatre 2601 Fillmore av Crescent 1289

20 May 1919, THEATRES Central Park Theatre 2601 Fillmore av Crescent 1289

15 Oct 1919, THEATRES Central Park Theatre 2601 Fillmore av Crescent 1289

20 Jan 1920, THEATRES Central Park Theatre 2601 Fillmore av Crescent 1289

20 May 1920, THEATRES Central Park Theatre 2601 Main Crescent 1289

Oct 1920, THEATRES Central Park Theatre 2601 Main Crescent 1289

May 1921, THEATRES Central Park Theatre 2601 Main CR esnt-1289

10 Nov 1921, THEATRES Central Park Theatre 2601 Main CR esnt-1289

22 May 1922, THEATRES Central Park Theatre 2601 Main CR esnt-1289

28 Nov 1922, THEATRES Central Park Theatre 2601 Main CR esnt-1289

12 Nov 1923, THEATRES Central Park Theatre 2601 Main CR esnt-1289

20 May 1924, THEATRES Central Park Theatre 2601 Main CR esnt-1289

10 Nov 1924, THEATRES Central Park Theatre 2601 Main CR esnt-1289


Columbia Theatre

1914–1956



445–449 Genesee Street

ARCHITECT: Martin C. Miller

ORIGINAL MUSICAL ACCOMPANIMENT:

ORGAN: Link, purchased in 1924, blower serial number 16623.

NOTE: 1475 seats. Built in 1914. Not listed in Proceedings of the Common Council, 1913–1915. Gammel Bros. ran this at one time. Later became a black house.

OTHER THEATRES WITH THE SAME NAME: Not to be confused with Keith’s Columbia or with the Columbia on Dante Place.

CURRENT STATUS: Gone.

REFERENCES:

Insurance Maps of Buffalo, New York (New York: Sanborn-Perris Map Co., Ltd., 1926–1961), vol. 3 p. 261.

Ad. Official Annual Labor Day Review of Buffalo and Vicinity. Supplement to the Buffalo Labor Journal, 28 August 1919, p. 100.. [Oversize F 129 B8B9225]

“The Niagara Area Agriculture Industry Commerce.” Buffalo Journal of Commerce (special edition, April 1930), p. 47: 14. AMUSEMENTS: Model Theatre Co., 449 Genesee St. [Special Collections: Buffalo * HF 296 B9N6 vol. 21, 1930]

David L. Junchen. The Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ. Vol. 1. Pasadena, Ca.: Showcase Publications, 1985, p. 282. [MUSIC DEPT. Oversize ML 561 .J86 1985 v.1]

CITY DIRECTORY LISTINGS:

1915, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Columbia Theatre 451 Genesee

1916, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Columbia Theatre 451 Genesee

1917, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Columbia Theatre 451 Genesee

1918, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Columbia Theatre 449 Genesee

1919, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Columbia Theatre 445 Genesee

1922, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Columbia Theatre 449 Genesee

1923, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Columbia Theatre 447 Genesee

1924, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Columbia Theatre 449 Genesee

1925, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Columbia Theatre 447 Genesee

1927, MOVING PICTURE THEATRES: Columbia Theatre 449 Genesee

1928, MOVING PICTURE THEATRES: Columbia Theatre 449 Genesee

1929, MOVING PICTURE THEATRES: Columbia 449 Genesee

1930, MOVING PICTURE THEATRES: Columbia Theatre 445–49 Genesee


TELEPHONE DIRECTORY LISTINGS:

Jun 1915, THEATRES Columbia Theatre 449 Genesee Howard 2176-W

Oct 1915, THEATRES Columbia Theatre 449 Genesee Howard 2176-W

Feb 1916, THEATRES Columbia Theatre 449 Genesee Howard 2176-W

Jun 1916, THEATRES Columbia Theatre 449 Genesee Howard 2176-W

Oct 1916, THEATRES Columbia Theatre 449 Genesee Howard 2176-W

Feb 1917, THEATRES Columbia Theatre 449 Genesee Howard 2176-W

Jun 1917, THEATRES Columbia Theatre 449 Genesee Howard 2176-W

Oct 1917, THEATRES Columbia Theatre 449 Genesee Howard 2176-W

21 Jan 1918, THEATRES Columbia Theatre 449 Genesee Howard 2176-W

20 May 1918, THEATRES Columbia Theatre 449 Genesee Howard 2176

1 Jul 1918, THEATRES Columbia Theatre 449 Genesee Howard 2176

19 Oct 1918, THEATRES Columbia Theatre 449 Genesee Howard 2176

30 Jan 1919, THEATRES Columbia Theatre 449 Genesee Howard 2176

20 May 1919, THEATRES Columbia Theatre 449 Genesee Howard 2176

15 Oct 1919, THEATRES Columbia Theatre 449 Genesee Howard 2176

20 Jan 1920, THEATRES Columbia Theatre 449 Genesee Howard 2176

20 May 1920, THEATRES Columbia Theatre 449 Genesee Howard 2176

Oct 1920, THEATRES Columbia Theatre 449 Genesee Howard 2176

May 1921, THEATRES Columbia Theatre 449 Genesee JE fersn-2176

10 Nov 1921, THEATRES Columbia Theatre 449 Genesee JE fersn-2176

22 May 1922, THEATRES Columbia Theatre 449 Genesee JE fersn-2176

28 Nov 1922, THEATRES Columbia Theatre 449 Genesee JE fersn-2176

12 Nov 1923, THEATRES Columbia Theatre 449 Genesee JE fersn-2176

20 May 1924, THEATRES Columbia Theatre 449 Genesee JE fersn-2176

10 Nov 1924, THEATRES Columbia Theatre 449 Genesee JE fersn-2176


Ellen Terry Theatre

23 November 1914–c. 1961

c. 1991

361 Grant Street

ARCHITECT: P. Mann

ORIGINAL MUSICAL ACCOMPANIMENT:

ORGAN: Page, with double roll player. Purchased in 1924.

NOTES: Closed in 1961 or early 1962. Owned in the 1960s by the Coronation Catholic Church, which used it as a bingo hall. Re opened about 1991 as an experimental theatre.

CURRENT STATUS: Closed.



REFERENCES:

The Buffalo Sunday Times (26 April 1914), p. 82, c. 1–2.

John R. Oishei, to build and operate a motion picture theatre at the southeast corner of Grant street and Potomac avenue. (Proceedings of the Common Council, Minutes No. 38, Board of Aldermen, Tuesday, 14 October 1913, p. 2273, c. 1.)

David L. Junchen. The Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ. Vol. 2. Pasadena, Ca.: Showcase Publications, 1989, p. 460. [MUSIC DEPT. Oversize ML 561 .J86 1985 v.2]

CITY DIRECTORY LISTINGS:

1915, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Ellen Terry Theatre Grant and Potomac ave

1916, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Ellen Terry Theatre Grant and Potomac ave

1917, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Ellen Terry Theatre Grant and Potomac ave

1918, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Terry Ellen Theatre 361 Grant

1919, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Terry Ellen Theatre 361 Grant

1920, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Terry Ellen Theatre 361 Grant

1921, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Ellen Terry Theatre 367 Grant

1922, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Ellen Terry Theatre 367 Grant

1923, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Ellen Terry Theatre 359 Grant

1924, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Ellen Terry Theatre 359 Grant

1925, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Ellen Terry Theatre 359 Grant

1927, MOVING PICTURE THEATRES: Ellen Terry Theatre 367 Grant

1928, MOVING PICTURE THEATRES: Ellen Terry Theatre Grant and Potomac av

1929, MOVING PICTURE THEATRES: Ellen Terry 367 Grant

1930, MOVING PICTURE THEATRES: Ellen Terry Theatre 367 Grant

1930, MOVING PICTURE THEATRES: Terry Ellen Theatre 367 Grant
TELEPHONE DIRECTORY LISTINGS:

Jun 1914, THEATRES North 682 -J Ellen Terry Theatre Grant & Potomac

Feb 1915, THEATRES Ellen Terry Theatre Grant & Potomac North 3121-W

Jun 1915, THEATRES Ellen Terry Theatre Grant & Potomac North 3121-W

Oct 1915, THEATRES Ellen Terry Theatre Grant & Potomac North 3121-W

Feb 1916, THEATRES Ellen Terry Theatre Grant & Potomac North 3121-W

Jun 1916, THEATRES Ellen Terry Theatre 367 Grant North 3121-W

Oct 1916, THEATRES Ellen Terry Theatre 367 Grant North 3121-W

Feb 1917, THEATRES Ellen Terry Theatre 367 Grant North 3121-W

Jun 1917, THEATRES Ellen Terry Theatre 367 Grant North 1414-W

Oct 1917, THEATRES Ellen Terry Theatre 367 Grant North 1414-W

21 Jan 1918, THEATRES Ellen Terry Theatre 367 Grant North 1414-W

20 May 1918, THEATRES Ellen Terry Theatre 367 Grant North 1414-W

1 Jul 1918, THEATRES Ellen Terry Theatre 367 Grant North 5959

19 Oct 1918, THEATRES Ellen Terry Theatre 367 Grant North 5959

30 Jan 1919, THEATRES Ellen Terry Theatre 367 Grant North 5959

20 May 1919, THEATRES Ellen Terry Theatre 367 Grant Bidwell 5959

15 Oct 1919, THEATRES Ellen Terry Theatre 367 Grant Bidwell 5959

20 Jan 1920, THEATRES Ellen Terry Theatre 367 Grant Bidwell 5959

20 May 1920, THEATRES Ellen Terry Theatre 367 Grant Bidwell 5959

Oct 1920, THEATRES Ellen Terry Theatre 367 Grant Bidwell 5959

May 1921, THEATRES Ellen Terry Theatre 367 Grant BI dwell-5959

10 Nov 1921, THEATRES Ellen Terry Theatre 367 Grant BI dwell-5959

22 May 1922, THEATRES Ellen Terry Theatre 367 Grant BI dwell-5959

28 Nov 1922, THEATRES Ellen Terry Theatre 367 Grant BI dwell-5959

12 Nov 1923, THEATRES Ellen Terry Theatre 367 Grant BI dwell-5959

20 May 1924, THEATRES Ellen Terry Theatre 367 Grant BI dwell-5959

10 Nov 1924, THEATRES Ellen Terry Theatre 367 Grant BI dwell-5959


The Elmwood Theatre

27 April 1914–____



Shea’s Elmwood Theatre

____–2 January 1962



539–541 Elmwood Avenue, bet Anderson Pl & W Utica St

ARCHITECT: Martin C. Miller

ORGAN: Skinner 4/?, opus 216, purchased in 1913, cost $9,000, 7½HP, with 2 rank echo.

NOTES: 3 story tall fireproof stage and film house. 1600 seats. Not listed in Proceedings of the Common Council, 1913–1914. George W. Erdman, mgr in 1915. Re opened in early 1960s as a part of the Holiday Theatre chain.

CURRENT STATUS: A parking lot for Marine Midland Bank occupies this site.

REFERENCES:

Insurance Maps of Buffalo, New York (New York: Sanborn-Perris Map Co., Ltd., 1899–1913), vol. 1 p. 103.

City Hall records: 29 March 1913

Frederick Ullman, 539 Elmwood, one-story fireproof motion picture theater, $50,000. “Permits Given Eleven Motion Picture Shows. One of New Theaters Going Up at West Ferry and Grant Streets to Cost $90,000, According to Buildings Bureau.” Buffalo Evening News (29 March 1913), p. 14.

The Buffalo Sunday Times (19 April 1914), p. 83, c. 3.

“Fireproof Elmwood Theater Opens Monday.” The Buffalo Evening Times (Thursday, 23 April 1914), p. 14, c. 2.



The Buffalo Sunday Times (26 April 1914), p. 55, c. 1–2.

The Buffalo Evening Times (Tuesday, 28 April 1914), p. 6, c. 2.


The Buffalo Sunday Times (3 May 1914), p. 73, c. 1.

The Buffalo Evening Times (Monday, 4 May 1914), p. 2, c. 5.

Photo. The Buffalo Evening Times (28 February 1915), p. 57.

Ad. Elmwood Theater. Official Annual Labor Day Review of Buffalo and Vicinity. Supplement to the Buffalo Labor Journal, 28 August 1919, p. 42. [Oversize F 129 B8B9225]

“Max Rosing Named Manager.” Buffalo Courier-Express (16 December 1942), p. 9.

“Closing Scheduled.” Buffalo Courier-Express (16 December 1961), p. 7 c. 4–5.

Buffalo Evening News (26 December 1961), p. 24 c. 5.

Buffalo Evening News (2 January 1962), p. 25 c. 3.

“2nd Professional Group to Present Plays Here in Elmwood Theater.” Buffalo Courier-Express (15 September 1965), p. 45.

“Demolished in One Day.” Buffalo Evening News (11 October 1965), p. 56.

David L. Junchen. The Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ. Vol. 2. Pasadena, Ca.: Showcase Publications, 1989, p. 612. [MUSIC DEPT. Oversize ML 561 .J86 1985 v.2]

CITY DIRECTORY LISTINGS:

1915, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Elmwood Theatre 539 Elmwood ave

1916, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Elmwood Theatre 539 Elmwood ave

1917, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Elmwood Theatre 539 Elmwood ave

1918, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Elmwood Theatre 539 Elmwood ave

1919, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Elmwood Theatre 541 Elmwood ave

1920, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Elmwood Theatre 541 Elmwood ave

1921, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Elmwood Theatre 539 Elmwood ave

1922, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Elmwood Theatre 539 Elmwood ave

1923, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Elmwood Theatre 539 Elmwood ave

1924, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Elmwood Theatre 539 Elmwood ave

1925, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Elmwood Theatre 539 Elmwood ave

1927, MOVING PICTURE THEATRES: Elmwood Theatre 539 Elmwood av

1928, MOVING PICTURE THEATRES: Elmwood Theatre 537 Elmwood av

1929, MOVING PICTURE THEATRES: Elmwood 539 Elmwood av

1930, MOVING PICTURE THEATRES: Elmwood Theatre 539 Elmwood av


TELEPHONE DIRECTORY LISTINGS:

Jun 1914, THEATRES Tupper 2796 -W Elmwood Theatre The 539 Elmwood av

Feb 1915, THEATRES Elmwood Theatre The 539 Elmwood av Tupper 2796-W

Jun 1915, THEATRES Elmwood Theatre The 539 Elmwood av Tupper 2796-W

Oct 1915, THEATRES Elmwood Theatre The 539 Elmwood av Tupper 2796-W

Feb 1916, THEATRES Elmwood Theatre The 539 Elmwood av Tupper 2796-W

Jun 1916, THEATRES Elmwood Theatre The 539 Elmwood av Tupper 2796-W

Oct 1916, THEATRES Elmwood Theatre The 539 Elmwood av Tupper 2796-W

Feb 1917, THEATRES Elmwood Theatre The 539 Elmwood av Tupper 2796-W

Jun 1917, THEATRES Elmwood Theatre The 539 Elmwood av Tupper 6458

Oct 1917, THEATRES Elmwood Theatre The 539 Elmwood av Tupper 6458

21 Jan 1918, THEATRES Elmwood Theatre The 539 Elmwood av Tupper 6458

20 May 1918, THEATRES Elmwood Theatre The 539 Elmwood av Tupper 6458

19 Oct 1918, THEATRES Elmwood Theatre The 539 Elmwood av Tupper 6458

30 Jan 1919, THEATRES Elmwood Theatre The 539 Elmwood av Tupper 6458

20 May 1919, THEATRES Elmwood Theatre The 539 Elmwood av Tupper 6458

15 Oct 1919, THEATRES Elmwood Theatre The 539 Elmwood av Tupper 6458

20 Jan 1920, THEATRES Elmwood Theatre The 539 Elmwood av Tupper 6458

20 May 1920, THEATRES Elmwood Theatre The 539 Elmwood av Tupper 6458

Oct 1920, THEATRES Elmwood Theatre The 539 Elmwood av Tupper 6458

May 1921, THEATRES Elmwood Theatre The 539 Elmwood av TU pper-6458

10 Nov 1921, THEATRES Elmwood Theatre The 539 Elmwood av TU pper-6458

22 May 1922, THEATRES Elmwood Theatre The 539 Elmwood av TU pper-6458

28 Nov 1922, THEATRES Elmwood Theatre The 539 Elmwood av TU pper-6458

12 Nov 1923, THEATRES Elmwood Theatre The 539 Elmwood av TU pper-6458

20 May 1924, THEATRES Elmwood Theatre The 539 Elmwood av TU pper-6458

10 Nov 1924, THEATRES Elmwood Theatre The 539 Elmwood av TU pper-6458


Emblem Theatre

1914–____



Jefferson

____–____



1435 Jefferson Street

ARCHITECT: Joseph J. Giegand

ORGAN:

NOTE: Fireproof structure built in 1914. Not listed in Proceedings of the Common Council, 1912–1914. Later became an early black house.



CURRENT STATUS: Empty lot.

REFERENCES:

Insurance Maps of Buffalo, New York (New York: Sanborn-Perris Map Co., Ltd., 1900–1914), vol. 3 p. 302.

R:95 6 R 5 vol. 1 p. 101.

Ad and write-up. Official Annual Labor Day Review of Buffalo and Vicinity. Supplement to the Buffalo Labor Journal, 28 August 1919, p. 165. [Oversize F 129 B8B9225]

CITY DIRECTORY LISTINGS:

1919, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Emblem Theatre 1435 Jefferson

1920, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Emblem Theatre 1435 Jefferson

1921, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Emblem Theatre 1435 Jefferson

1922, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Emblem Theatre 1435 Jefferson ave

1923, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Emblem Theatre 1435–1443 Jefferson ave

1924, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Emblem Theatre 1443 Jefferson ave

1925, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Emblem Theatre 1433 Jefferson ave

1928, MOVING PICTURE THEATRES: Emblem Theatre 1433 Jefferson av

1929, MOVING PICTURE THEATRES: Emblem 1433 Jefferson av

1930, MOVING PICTURE THEATRES: Emblem Theatre 1433 Jefferson av

The Globe Theatre

1914–1918



1559 Main Street

ARCHITECT:

MUSICAL ACCOMPANIMENT:

NOTE: Fireproof construction. Not listed in Proceedings of the Common Council, 1912–1914.

OTHER THEATRE WITH THE SAME NAME: Not to be confused with the Globe at 249 Genesee.

CURRENT STATUS: A new industrial building occupies this site.



REFERENCES:

Insurance Maps of Buffalo, New York (New York: Sanborn-Perris Map Co., Ltd., 1900–1914), vol. 4 p. 401.
CITY DIRECTORY LISTINGS:

1914, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Globe The 1555 Main

1915, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Globe Theatre 1555 Main

1916, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Globe Theatre 1555 Main

1917, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Globe Theatre The 1555 Main

1918, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Globe Theatre 1555 Main

TELEPHONE DIRECTORY LISTINGS:

Jun 1913, THEATRES Oxford 1726 -W Globe Theatre 1555 Main

Feb 1914, THEATRES Oxford 1726 -W Globe Theatre 1555 Main

Jun 1914, THEATRES Oxford 1726 -W Globe Theatre 1555 Main

Feb 1915, THEATRES Globe Theatre 1555 Main Oxford 412-J

Jun 1915, THEATRES Globe Theatre 1555 Main Oxford 412-J

Oct 1915, THEATRES Globe Theatre 1555 Main Oxford 412-J

Feb 1916, THEATRES Globe Theatre 1555 Main Oxford 1726-W

Jun 1916, THEATRES Globe Theatre 1555 Main Oxford 1726-W

21 Jan 1918, THEATRES Globe Theatre 1555 Main Oxford 1726-W

Maxine Theatre

Monday, 29 June 1914–____



2230 Seneca Street

ARCHITECT: Henry L. Spann

ORIGINAL MUSICAL ACCOMPANIMENT: Four-piece orchestra, formerly of Statler’s restaurant.

ORGAN: Link, purchased in 1928, blower number 21649.

NOTE: Named after Maxine Elliott. Built by William Fox in 1914. Semi fireproof. 700 seats according to 1917 Sanborn; 843 seats according to 1940 Sanborn. Hanny family involved somehow? The Basil Bros. once ran this as Basil’s Maxine Theatre. Closed about 1951.

CURRENT STATUS: Extensively remodeled to become a Rite Aid. Floor leveled with concrete.




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