Community Theatre

620 Columbia Street,
Hudson, NY 12534

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The Community Theatre first opened in 1937, and was in the Colonial American style pioneered by the Walter Reade Circuit, which built it. The building currently functions as a warehouse. Once a major port town, Hudson is best known today for its many antique shops.

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on May 5, 2008 at 7:30 pm

Change “Theatre” to “Tennis” and voila, instant makeover:
http://tinyurl.com/64dcdx

bgh
bgh on November 20, 2008 at 12:43 pm

Actually, it opened in December, 1937 and the first film shown there was SUBMARINE D-1 with Pat O'Brien and Wayne Morris.

shoeshoe14
shoeshoe14 on August 25, 2009 at 5:39 pm

Saw this theatre on my bike trip 2 weeks ago. The rear of the auditorium is actually on the right of the street, which means you have to walk in and down to the left and then in the auditorium. The rear looks like a hulking warehouse.

roselle232
roselle232 on May 7, 2012 at 11:12 am

I grew up in Hudson and loved sitting in the balcony. Beautiful red carpeting throughout; great candy counter (neccos and beer barrels my favorite). Theater just bought by performance artist, Marina Abramowicz,who wants to turn it into an institute for performance art. Hope to be a visitor there when it becomes a reality. I believe in miracles.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 7, 2012 at 11:56 am

Here are two early photos of the Community Theatre from the Library of Congress collection:

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