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Patsy commented about Texas Theatre on May 9, 2020 at 6:26 pm

Is the atmospheric feature still intact?

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Patsy commented about Carlson Theatre on Apr 26, 2020 at 2:18 pm

Thank you, Joe. That is the building. The May Theatre was street level and to the left. Mayville is the county seat with the county courthouse and county prison nearby.

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Patsy commented about Carlson Theatre on Apr 26, 2020 at 1:28 pm

These theatres were before my time though it is my understanding that the May Theatre and the Carlson (Swetland Opera House) were 2 separate theatres on Erie Street. Interesting to read about the flat flooring as the Swetland was turned into apartments years ago. Mayville is the county seat and Erie Street is the main street that travels North to South giving travelers a view of nearby Chautauqua Lake. This lake is not part of the Finger Lakes. And yes, the May Theatre should have its own page on CT. I have always wanted to enter the former Swetland building as someone’s apt. must be part of the auditorium. And there had to have been a stage. The Blatt Bros. mentioned also owned The Grand Theatre in nearby Westfield NY. The Grand is listed on CT. It was art deco in design and the architect was Michael DeAngelis.

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Patsy commented about Strand Theatre on Apr 25, 2020 at 5:39 pm

Michael DeAngelis designed my hometown theatre, the art deco Grand Theatre in Westfield NY. It was demolished after 40 years due to it closing and subsequent neglect. It had a curved marquee. My husband and I are hoping to have a Remembering the Grand this Fall with collected menorabilia donated by locals as there was an auction prior to demolition. The letter R was located right in the town so it will be the lighted featured piece. I found 500 tickets on eBay so a ticket will be given to attendees upon entering the exhibit. If you live in Western NYS, and are interested, my email is

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Patsy commented about Strand Theatre on Apr 25, 2020 at 5:29 pm

Whatever happened to the Moller organ?

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Patsy commented about Strand Theatre on Apr 25, 2020 at 5:28 pm

I hope you can arrange to get those 2 pieces of artwork from the Strand done by your grandfather. How did you learn who had them?

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Patsy commented about Grand Theatre on Apr 5, 2020 at 1:44 pm

Sadly, theatres across the country are now closed due to COVID-19.

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Patsy commented about Grand Theatre on Apr 5, 2020 at 1:43 pm

The Grand in Wellsville is in a quaint central NYS town. Does anyone know the current status of this theatre? When last I visited the Grand had been twinned with the balcony area enclosed to show another movie.

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Patsy commented about Grand Theatre on Apr 5, 2020 at 1:43 pm

The Grand in Wellsville is in a quaint central NYS town. Does anyone know the current status of this theatre? When last I visited the Grand had been twinned with the balcony area enclosed to show another movie.

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Patsy commented about Fox Theatre on Feb 22, 2020 at 8:22 am

Pleased to read that its Wurlitzer is still there and operational. They were built in North Tonawanda NY with the demonstration organ in the Riviera Theatre in NT for prospective buyers. There is a Wurlitzer in most surviving theatres in the Buffalo NY area.

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Patsy commented about Grand Theatre on Jan 25, 2020 at 8:16 am

If you have more information re: plans in ‘85 to reopen the Grand, please send to and title it Grand Theatre. Thanks.

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Patsy commented about Carolina Theatre on Jan 18, 2020 at 3:01 pm

What is the latest?

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Patsy commented about Park Theatre on Nov 10, 2019 at 11:02 am

Welcome to CT. I think whoever added this theatre wrote the historical piece. Not sure if it can be or should be changed though you certainly can add current information in your posts going forward.

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Patsy commented about Carolina Theatre on Nov 3, 2019 at 12:38 pm

Music to my ears.

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Patsy commented about Adams Theatre on Oct 16, 2019 at 10:58 am

Will this theatre ever see a rebirth?

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Patsy commented about Could this be a light from the Grand Theatre in Westfield? on Aug 23, 2019 at 8:58 am

I do not recall these lights in the art deco Grand Theatre of my era.

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Patsy commented about Grand Theatre on Aug 23, 2019 at 8:56 am

Still hoping to see the light fixture photo. Have theatre info though after putting it in clipboard I can’t paste it here.

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Patsy commented about Underside of the Dattola marquee, 1946 then & now photo courtesy Matt Suzon. on Jun 11, 2019 at 5:54 am

I see 2 more marquees .. the Circle and the Paramount. Talk about a theatre district! What happened to those theatres?

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Patsy commented about Dattola Theatre on Jun 11, 2019 at 5:51 am

..glowed in the dark..

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Patsy commented about Dattola Theatre on Jun 11, 2019 at 5:50 am

The 2 round windows above the marquee and ticket kios are distinctive DeAngelis design features.

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Patsy commented about Dattola Theatre on Jun 11, 2019 at 5:48 am

Wish I could remember the theatre buff I corresponded with years ago re: the Dattola. This theatre is definitely art moderne with its art deco exterior design.

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Patsy commented about Dattola Theatre on Jun 10, 2019 at 9:18 pm

From the photos it looks like the designer might have been Michael DeAngelis.

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Patsy commented about Dattola Theatre on Jun 10, 2019 at 9:16 pm

Found a 2009 article that mentions developer, Steve Kubrick by googling the words .. Dattola Theatre. He didn’t purchase the theatre though was willing to get involved in getting the theatre up and running again.

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Patsy commented about Dattola Theatre on Jun 10, 2019 at 9:03 pm

What is the current status of this theatre?

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Patsy commented about State Theatre on Jun 1, 2019 at 5:37 pm

This theatre built in the 20s needs to be saved and restored.