Plaza Theatre

617 State Street,
Schenectady, NY 12305

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barrygoodkin on October 22, 2005 at 8:34 am

The Plaza Theatre opened on August 28, 1931 with 2382 seats. It was the second of two theatres built by Jacob (father) and Si (son) Fabian after they left the Stanley-Fabian Theatres that were acquired by Warner Bros. in 1928. The two theatres, the Palace in Albany and the Plaza in Schenectady were leased to RKO. RKO defaulted on the leases and the theatres were taken back by the Fabians and operated as part of the Fabian Theaters circuit. The Plaza Theatre was demolished in 1964.

Patsy on September 27, 2005 at 5:13 pm

Is the Proctor Theatre listed on CT?

joemasher on June 20, 2005 at 3:27 pm

The Plaza was a John Eberson atmospheric theatre, and I believe it opened in 1931. It was demolished in the late 60’s-early 70’s and remained an empty lot until recently when an office building was erected on the site. It’s across and just up the street from Proctor’s Theatre.