Medina Theatre

607 Main Street,
Medina, NY 14103

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tekville on March 19, 2016 at 8:29 am

Like many others, spent my childhood Saturdays there at the theater. Would get dropped off while parents went off to do other things. Didn’t matter what was on, me and brother always went. My oldest brother worked there as a janitor for abit. Seen plenty of Disney movies there, along with Jaws and Beatle movies. The history on this page states it closed in the 60’s but was open until the mid seventies. I remember Four Fathoms being in there afterwards, which highlighted rock bands on the weekends.

I have a tabloid for the movie GORGO from the theater that I am getting ready to frame. I will get pictures and post them on here.

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on January 14, 2014 at 8:54 am

Now reopened as the Medina Theatre.

CSWalczak on May 13, 2012 at 7:23 pm

This theater will soon get new life as a multi-use community venue: View article

mrdew67 on May 13, 2012 at 6:50 pm

We used to go to the movie theater in Medina while my mother did her shopping at Super Duper, Bell’s and JcPenney.

LouB on July 11, 2010 at 7:36 pm

Part of the “Welcome” sign is still on the marquee.

It’s too bad that this theatre closed. I think the nearest indoor theatre is the Palace in Lockport. There is also the Sunset Drive-in in Middleport.

MWAKEFIE on October 9, 2009 at 1:15 pm

My family ran this theater for over 50 yrs. My Grandfather Edward Yarington started as an usher when it was Warner Bros. He then became the manager until he passed away in the theater after 40 his second home. At that point my mother Janet wakefield took over until it closed. I sure got to see allot of movies free as a young boy. The theater had a large balcony. The theater held around 400 people. We used to have midnight horror movies on certain week ends. I still remember lugging those heavy movie reel containers upstairs to the projection booth. Many fond memories there. Had a huge concession stand,a pop machine, cigerette machine, and candy machine. Mens, and Ladies restrooms had a seperate smoking room. I have a picture of my grandfather as an usher back in the 40s in front of the theaterblown up on my living room wall. It was a great theater.

kencmcintyre on February 27, 2009 at 1:59 pm

It looks like the marquee message is “Welcome to Medina”, but there are some letters missing. It doesn’t look the building is occupied at the present time.

LouB on June 7, 2008 at 12:10 am

This theatre opened as part of the Schines chain in 1930. In 1950 it became a Warner Brothers' theatre. It was part of the Dipson chain from 1955-1975. I was in Medina in 1985 and the theatre was closed,but I was told it had been last used as a restaurant.