Winter Garden Theater

313 N. Main Street,
Jamestown, NY 14701

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Winter Garden Theater

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The Winter Garden Theater opened on December 24, 1913 and continued through to 1950 and beyond… In the 1940’s it was operated by Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp.

The Winter Garden Theater was demolished in April 2010.

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seymour
seymour on July 24, 2010 at 3:50 pm

Forgot to check the box to notify me if anyone responds. Thanks, Merrie

Patsy
Patsy on July 24, 2010 at 8:06 pm

Merrie: Thanks for your personal email and it is wonderful to have you aboard! Welcome!

Patsy
Patsy on July 24, 2010 at 8:09 pm

Merrie: I have yet to meet with one of the men who worked at the WG, but hope to this summer. His name escapes me at the moment, but when I look it up in my theatre file I will let you know via personal email. Again, thanks for becoming a member of CT. Your memories of the WG and it being your “second home” will be a welcome dialogue.

ooodjaceooo
ooodjaceooo on July 25, 2010 at 11:18 pm

hello everyone, my names anthony ernewein, i started a facebook page called RETRO JAMESTOWN, please come check it out, we have tons of wintergarden pics, and would love to have anyone join who has any pics of either it or jamestown to share, you will love our site, just log onto facebook, and type in the search box, RETRO JAMESTOWN, any questions about local history, just email me,

ChrisB
ChrisB on August 9, 2010 at 4:14 am

Patsy, I’m so sorry to hear of the demolition. Touring the Winter Garden was one of the highlights of that road trip four years ago. Was anything at all salvaged?

ooodjaceooo
ooodjaceooo on August 9, 2010 at 2:07 pm

there were film projectors saved, and a candy machine i was told, thats it

Patsy
Patsy on August 9, 2010 at 2:11 pm

It’s a shame that at least a small section of seats weren’t saved or even auctioned off as I see posts from time to time on CT about theatres needing seats. In the case of a theatre in Gowanda NY prisoners from a local prison are or were restoring the seats for that theatre..at least that is the story that I have heard over the years.

Patsy
Patsy on August 9, 2010 at 2:13 pm

anthony: I have been told that the projectors are now at the Reg Lenna in downtown Jamestown. And that one will be put on display. I hope this is the case. What happened to the vintage candy machine? And, last but not least…..I’d like to see an historical plaque put at the site of the former Winter Garden. This would be a good project for you to promote.

ooodjaceooo
ooodjaceooo on August 9, 2010 at 4:39 pm

not sure where the candy machine went, ill try to find out, and as far as historical marker, good luck knowing jamestown but ill ask about that as well lol, check out my website on facebook for tons of wintergarden photos interior and outside

Patsy
Patsy on June 5, 2011 at 7:24 am

With the plans for a Winter Garden plaza by the JRC (Jamestown Renissance Corporation) the former Winter Garden will be remembered. I have suggested to them that an historical plaque be put at the plaza eventually.

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