Garfield Theatre

20 Center Street,
Frewsburg, NY 14738

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Garfield Theatre

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The Garfield Theatre opened on February 19, 1942. It was still operating in 1950.

In 2007 it has been noted that the building is in use as a grocery store.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Patsy
Patsy on September 18, 2007 at 3:02 am

Thanks Ken for adding this little town theatre that once was.

Patsy
Patsy on September 3, 2009 at 11:47 am

The grocery store is a Quality Market. I recently was in the town and noticed that the grocery store seems to be the original building so will check out the interior soon to see if anything remains of when it was a theatre. Also learned that another name for the theatre was the Capitol in the 40’s.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 3, 2009 at 12:05 pm

The Garfield is listed in 1945 with 380 seats. Between 1930 and 1940 I don’t see any theaters listed for Frewsburg, NY. There is no town called Frewsburg listed during those years either. Did Frewsburg have another name?

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 3, 2009 at 12:19 pm

This theater was once owned by Burdette Milton Garfield. That could be where the name of this theater came from. The Garfield Theater is mentioned near the bottom of this page.

Patsy
Patsy on September 3, 2009 at 12:59 pm

Interesting to read about Mr. Garfield. I don’t know if Frewsburg had another name though if I find out I will let you know. I did come upon 2 old theatre post cards that were the type sent out to local residents to view the upcoming movies each month and the years were 1947 and 1948. I don’t recall a few of the movies, but will make note the next time I go to Millers in nearby Fentonville which is south of Frewsburg for a plate of spagetti. The waitress there is the one who told me that the Capitol and the Garfield were both the same theatre though the name was changed over the years.

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