Erie Theatre

277 State Street,
Schenectady, NY 12305

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Proctor’s Theatre was opened prior to 1914. In December 1926 it was closed due to the new Proctor’s Theatre opening at 432 State Street. It reopened in April 1927 as the Wedgeway Theatre. In September 1930 it was renamed Erie Theatre. The Erie Theatre was located adjacent to the State Theatre.

Contributed by Greg Cummings

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joemasher on March 28, 2007 at 3:54 am

The Erie was the original Proctor’s. The ‘new’ Proctor’s, around the corner on State St. replaced it in 1926. At that time, it became the Erie, and was later named the Wedgeway. It was adjacent to the State, but not attached to it.

joemasher on March 28, 2007 at 3:55 am

I forgot to add that the Erie/Wedgeway was located behind the State’s stagehouse on Erie Boulevard, not State St.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on March 28, 2007 at 6:46 am

This is listed in the 1914-1915 edition of American Motion Picture Directory as Proctor’s Theatre, State Street, Schenectady, NY.

The 1941 Film Daily Yearbook has it listed as the Erie Theater, 1,104 seats and the same in the 1943 edition, but listed as ‘Closed’. The 1950 edition of F.D.Y. gives the Erie Theater an address;277 State Street with a seating capacity of 1,172.

gd14lawn on November 2, 2013 at 1:01 am

This has the same address as the former State Theatre.

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