Sun Theatre

70 Glenwood Avenue,
Binghamton, NY 13905

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joemasher
joemasher on December 11, 2005 at 3:02 am

The building is still standing, and serves as the offices and warehouse of Tri-Cities Vending.

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on December 12, 2005 at 9:07 am

See photos of the building in its current state at http://www.cinematour.com/tour.php?db=us&id=23046

SteveVerno
SteveVerno on May 17, 2008 at 3:46 pm

My brothers and I used to go to The Sun Theater every Saturday. Admission was 10 cents. We turned in soda bottles for movie money. They played mostly horror movies, gladiator movies or Hercules Movies wih Steve Reeves. Movies that stuck in my head were The Son of Sparticus and Atlantis The Lost Continent. I have Atlantis in VHS Format No concession, just a broke down popcorn machine in the back. The guy working there was always crabby but how would you feel with a bunch of brats all day Saturday. It was a nice way of spending the day seeing Hammer or Universal films of Dracula with Christopher Lee. Afte we got out my Mom and Dad would pick us up and take us to the Vestal or V drive in for another several hours of horror movies.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 31, 2012 at 10:03 pm

Volume 2 of Bygone Binghamton: Remembering People and Places of the Past, by By Jack Edward Shay, has an entire chapter about the Sun Theatre (Google Books preview.) The Sun opened in 1927 or 1928, and was operated by its owner, Paul Kocak, until closing in 1964. A native of Cleveland, Kocak named the Sun for a neighborhood house in the Ohio city. In addition to second run Hollywood movies, the Sun sometimes ran Czechoslovakian films for the large ethnic population in the neighborhood.

In addition to the chapter on the Sun, Shay’s book has a chapter about the Cameo Theatre, and the opening chapter covers Binghamton’s other movie theaters.

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