New Grand Theatre
20 N. Market Street,
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This was the largest theatre between Syracuse and Albany, New York at the turn of the century. Designed by architect Leon H. Lemart Sr., it had a large proscenium arch of 40 feet and a tremendous 40 by 64 foot stage. It was able to maintain over twenty sets of scenery. It opened as the Johnstown Opera House in October 1889. Mainly used for shows, it did occasionally show movies.
It was taken over on a twenty years lease by William Smalley in the early-1900’s and renamed New Grand Theatre. It was destroyed by fire in 1928.
The frontage survived and a new auditorium was built and it reopened as Smalley’s Johnstown Theatre (later renamed Towne Theatre) which has its own page on Cinema Treasures.
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