Shadowland Theatre

157 Canal Street,
Ellenville, NY 12428

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Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on February 24, 2013 at 5:24 pm

Update on renovations: hvmag

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 12, 2011 at 2:00 am

As Bryan Krefft’s description of the Shadowland Theatre says that it opened in 1920, I think that the following item from March 20 issue of The American Contractor that year probably concerns this theater:

“Contract Awarded. Theater (M. P.): $25,000. 1 sty. 50x 80. Ellenville. N. Y. Archt. G. W. Betz, 61 John St., Kingston. Owner Ellenville Theater Corp., M. L. Shurter. pres., Ellenville. Gen. contr. let to N D. Higginson Co.. Middletown. N. Y.”
The photos lostmemory linked to show that the theater has a facade in an architectural style common in the 1850s and 1860s. I’d guess that the 50x80 building erected in 1920 was the auditorium, built behind the existing older building, which was adapted as an entrance. Google’s satellite view shows that the dark roof of what must be the auditorium is about 50x80, though it looks like a bit was added to the rear of it,probably when the house was converted for live theater. That part has a white roof.