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Renovation plans are now under consideration:
If you click on the above Google Map, you can see the Massena Theatre. It looks good. The framework of the marquee is still in place. The image is dated November 2008.
The location of the Massena Theatre is wrong on the Google map. On the satellite map, it looks like the theater still exists. It is located on Main Street, between W/E Orvis Street and Andrews/Phillips Street.
I believe the MASSENA Theatre had earlier been the STRAND Theatre. Check photos …
I have a post card of this photo I obtained in the late ‘60’s. One movie on the marquee is the 1959 film “The Blue Angel” starring the blond beauty may Britt , once married to Sammy Davis Jr. Like a ring with it’s gem stone sparkling, the brightly lit marquees that once dotted our downtowns are becoming scarce to find. Massena was a bustling village in the midst of the
Seaway and power project at the time of this photo.
Ray. CharlotteNC. (formerly Winthrop, NY)
There are several views of the theater on this site:
This was a Schine house. In 1962 at the age of 14 I visited Massena with my parents. We stayed at the new Schine Inn just down the street. My dad took my brother and me to the Massena to see “the Road to Hong Kong” with Bob Hope and Bing Crosby. I don’t remember much about the theatre except that the film broke. The cartoon was “Young Daniel Boone” a 20th Century Fox CinemaScope cartoon.