Winter Garden Theater

313 N. Main Street,
Jamestown, NY 14701

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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.

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 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.

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 least that is the story that I have heard over the years.

ooodjaceooo on August 9, 2010 at 2:07 pm

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

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 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,

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.

Patsy on July 24, 2010 at 8:06 pm

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

seymour on July 24, 2010 at 3:50 pm

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

seymour on July 24, 2010 at 3:49 pm

Okay, now that I am logged in and have an account I can comment. My name is Meredith Seymour and my dad was Uncle Gus Nestle. I miss the Wintergarden very much. We are now living in Colorado and I miss Jamestown every day. It is nice to see so many nice comments about my dad. The WinterGarden was my second home growing up and I have nothing but fantastic memories. So many of them. Would love to hear from anyone who knew my dad. I probably know some of you as I worked there from 1964 until 1968 and of course, saw every move from 1953 until 1968 when I entered college. Sincerely, Merrie

Patsy on April 23, 2010 at 1:33 pm

tisloews: Yes, sadly another has been lost though its never easy to see them go for whatever reason or reasons!

TLSLOEWS on April 23, 2010 at 1:28 pm

Another one bites the dust.Too bad.

Patsy on April 23, 2010 at 12:42 pm

Local Jamestown radio personality, Jim Roselle will be interviewing 2 men who worked at the Winter Garden on Saturday, April 24 10:00 a.m. The one hour show can be heard online @

Patsy on April 17, 2010 at 3:40 pm

As of this past week, demolition has sadly begun on the Winter Garden. Go to the link below to see many interior photos and a few exterior demo photos.

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Patsy on February 22, 2010 at 11:20 am

The latest news coming out of Jamestown is that the Winter Garden will be demolished this spring.

snowfairies1 on January 13, 2010 at 8:44 am

Civic Center owns the Winter Garden, and they have no intention of listing the theater as a historic building, so there fore we can not get the current founding this year, But hopefully with me keeping on the Governments. maybe we can get somewhere.

Patsy on January 4, 2010 at 1:59 pm

saving winter garden: Thanks for the kind words, but old theatres are truly in my blood and I want to see them all saved!

snowfairies1 on January 4, 2010 at 11:06 am

I have over 50 people now including The Jamestown Post Journal, It"s alsome… Patsy Your the best Supporter I have Thank you!!

Patsy on December 30, 2009 at 5:20 pm

Great…may the # continue to grow by leaps and bounds!

snowfairies1 on December 30, 2009 at 4:21 pm

Plus the 12 so that’s 25.

snowfairies1 on December 30, 2009 at 4:15 pm

Yes I also have paper petition 13 and counting….

Patsy on December 30, 2009 at 6:44 am

I see there are 12 signatures on the petition….let’s reach for 1,000 signatures in the new year and make it a Happy Winter Garden New Year!

snowfairies1 on December 30, 2009 at 6:40 am

Happy New Years Everyone!!!!