Crane Theatre

932 Crane Street,
Schenectady, NY 12303

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Originally opened as the Metro Theatre. In 1940 it was renamed Crane Theatre. It stood on Crane Street near Fourth Avenue, operated during the 1940’s and 1950’s. It could seat 650 (as of 1945). The Crane Theatre has since been torn down. Any further information on this theatre would be appreciated.

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Tinseltoes on May 26, 2013 at 1:24 pm

The theatre was previously known as the Metro. On November 8th, i940, the Metro re-opened as the Crane Theatre after a complete renovation including new seats, screen, and decorative lighting. New owner Frank X. Shay, a veteran of 27 years in the industry, introduced a policy of four program changes per week. The Crane Theatre would be open nightly, with matinees added on Saturday, Sunday, and holidays. The first booking was “The Great McGinty” and “Sailor’s Lady.”

rivest266 on September 15, 2013 at 5:20 pm

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