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I can remember when this theater used to be a Super Duper grocery store. They closed the downtown theater at the same time this movieplex opened.
Wasn’t the Rialto on Market Street in Potsdam, NY?
The new owner is Connie Augsbury. The theater originally opened in 1976.
The Pontiac Theater was originally called the “Star” Theatre and opened in 1909. It was taken over by the Martina chain and renovated in the early 1950’s, but closed a short time later. It was completely gutted and turned into a bowling alley in the late 1950’s. It was demolished in June 1973 as part of the city’s Urban Renewal program. The site was made into a parking lot for the Ogdensburg Mall located next door. I have pictures of the theater available from various sources if you are interested. Thanks.
I have a pic of Ogdensburg’s Strand Theater taken in the 1940’s. It is from the city’s 1948 Bicentennial book. I could post it if you like and of course would make sure to give credit to the book as the picture’s source.
The Strand Theatre in Ogdensburg, NY was opened for the first time in January 1917. It was owned by the Schine Corporation and was the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, was managed by Mr. John Langford of Ogdensburg. The theater remained open until October 16, 1972, when it was completely destroyed by fire. The ruins were immediately torn down and the site became a parking lot for the diner next door, as it remains today. I will try and get a photo of what the site looks like now if you wish.