Linden Theater

943 Jefferson Avenue,
Buffalo, NY 14204

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Linden Theater

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A 2 manual/3 rank WurliTzer theatre pipe organ, Opus 661, was shipped to this theater on June 3, 1923.

Nothing is known about the theater or what happened to the organ.

Contributed by Ret.AKC(NAC) Bob Jensen

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arl
arl on February 4, 2008 at 3:45 pm

This theater opened in 1914, as the Linden. It was closed in the late 1920s, re-opening in
1931. In 1933 the name was changed to the Majestic. (There were other Majestic theaters
in Buffalo). The theater had film delivery problems at this time, because it was giving away
groceries, as a promotion, which violated a section of the Motion Picture Code. In 1938
the name was changed again to the Stadium, connected with the Colonial and Columbia
theaters. It closed a year later, only to re-open for a few weeks in 1940 as the Cine Roma.
Finally closing for good that year. The picture posted by Lost Memory was taken in the
mid 1980s.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 4, 2017 at 4:05 pm

The Greater Refuge Temple Church, current occupants of this theater and adjacent, newer buildings, has a number of music videos on display at YouTube, but if they depict the interior of the theater it has been altered beyond recognition. I think, however, that the big room appearing in the videos might be in a newer part of the large complex that has grown from the theater. The theater’s exterior is quite recognizable, in any case, and very well maintained, if somewhat exotically painted.

In 1926, the Linden Theatre was one of three houses being operated by Vassiliadis Brothers, the other being the Clinton-Strand, and the Central Park, which they had just taken over according to the February 20 issue of Motion Picture News.

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