Center Theatre

Main Street,
Woodbourne, NY 12788

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Center Theatre

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Designed by Abraham Okun in the Streamline Moderne style. It is also known as the Peace Theatre, as its lobby is decorated with the Woodstock Peace Painting (a large mural painted in the 1970’s after the music festival). The theatre is supposedly being renovated although there are no signs of any work as of 2005. I went to see a movie there in the late-1970’s “Roller Coaster”.

The theatre is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Contributed by Kato Hetch

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on February 9, 2007 at 8:30 am

Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2001

Center Theatre (added 2001 – Building – #01000170)
Also known as Woodbourne Theater
NY 52, Woodbourne
Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Okun, Abraham H., Sacks, Jacob Bernard
Architectural Style: Art Deco
Area of Significance: Entertainment/Recreation, Architecture
Period of Significance: 1925-1949
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Recreation And Culture
Historic Sub-function: Theater
Current Function: Vacant/Not In Use

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on February 13, 2007 at 9:26 am

Here is a photo of the Center Theater building.

SchineHistorian
SchineHistorian on November 22, 2010 at 6:56 pm

Well, I am sorry to say that in 2010 the building does not look any better.

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I can only hope that the plywood covering the entrance doors is there for protection and not because the Deco doors are missing.

jeffreyt
jeffreyt on March 29, 2011 at 9:03 am

I drove by here yesterday and is’s still like the above photos.

Matt Lambros
Matt Lambros on May 12, 2011 at 7:47 am

Here’s a blog post and some recent photographs of the Center Theatre.

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fatherdennisduffy
fatherdennisduffy on September 5, 2011 at 3:22 pm

I remember the Center theater from way back in 1953. We called it the Woodbourne Theater. Nothing lasts forever, even people.

There was a restaurant just over the Neversink River that served the most delicious pizza that I’ve ever tasted.

judithk6
judithk6 on January 21, 2012 at 3:13 am

The River Tavern overlooking the Neversink

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