43 S. Pearl Street,
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Replacing an earlier theatre destroyed by fire, the Trimble Opera House was opened December 31, 1869. In 1873 it was renamed Leland Opera House and was one of Pearl Street’s many theatres. In 1884 it was taken over by F.F. Proctor. The Opera House was converted for vaudeville/movies in 1906 and was renamed the Leland Theatre. Proctor sold the theatre in 1914. It remained a popular theater in Albany until March 6, 1949 when it was seriously damaged by a fire. It was later restored and continued as a theatre playing risque productions until it closed on April 8, 1965. It was demolished thereafter. Pictures I’ve seen of the fire damage show a double-balcony house, with the balconies supported by pillars.
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