Mayfair Theater

1249 Ulster Avenue,
Kingston, NY 12401

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The Mayfair Theater opened as a single screen 900-seat theatre in 1966. It was twinned in 1979 and closed in the 1980’s

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joemasher on December 30, 2005 at 6:59 am

The Mayfair was at one time a Walter Reade Theatre. It was located across the street from the current Hudson Valley Mall, and has been demolished for parking.

patriquem1 on April 10, 2015 at 3:08 pm

The building is not demolished. It was converted to a tire dealership and remains open as such. That conversion would have entailed a whole lotta concrete, to level out the sloped floor. The “screen” end of the floor was below the water table, and that end of the building tended to flood. A sump pump was brought in to mitigate the problem, but you can imagine how annoyingly loud that would have been during a show. I worked in the Mayfair, first as an usher, and later as a projectionist, on and off from 1968 through 1978. I spent many an evening climbing up a ladder to change the marquee shown in the photo above. It opened as a single-screen theatre with 900 seats in 1966, and was twinned in 1979. I think it closed for good in the early ‘80’s.

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