Lincoln Theatre

105 S. Brandywine Avenue,
Schenectady, NY 12307

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The Lincoln Theatre, located on Brandywine Avenue near Albany Street, opened around September 1914. It lasted at least into the 1950’s before it was closed. It is still listed as open with seating for 600 in the 1945 Film Daily Yearbook.

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on February 8, 2009 at 7:15 pm

This is from Boxoffice magazine in November 1947:

Alexander S. Weiss, who had some theater operating experience in Transylvania before coming to the United States in 1939, has purchased the 500-seat Lincoln in Schenectady from Sid Dwore. He is taking possession December 1, when he will become a member of Upstates Theaters, Inc.

Weiss plans to close the house for several weeks for refurbishing. He will repaint and redecorate, make seat changes, improve the rest rooms and generally brighten up the theater. Isadore Bernstein has been lessee of the Lincoln for the past two years.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 31, 2014 at 4:33 pm

The last photo in this weblog post depicts the entrance of the Lincoln Theatre around 1950. The Lincoln Theatre in Schenectady is mentioned in the March 18, 1916, issue of The Moving Picture World. It was then operated by John D. Walker and F. Y. Bergmaier. Larry Hart’s “Tales of Old Dorp” column in the October 11, 1999, issue of the Schenectady Daily Gazette said that the Lincoln Theatre had opened around September, 1914.

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