Marlowe Theater

257 Virginia Street,
Buffalo, NY 14201

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Marlowe Theater

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The Marlowe Theater was opened in 1915 by John Oishei as a free-standing, two-story brick structure. In 1929, the theater was taken over by Matthew Konczakowski, and in later years, it was the headquarters for his four-theater chain.

In 1941, a $70,000 remodeling was completed, which included more seating, air conditioning, and a new facade. Konczakowski died in 1959, and about a year later, the Marlowe Theater closed. After being vacant for a period, it became a church. The dilapidated building was demolished in February 2012.

Contributed by alan Lapp

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psmith102006 on March 16, 2012 at 10:55 am

Old Marlowe Theater Comes Down Submitted by Patrick Klinck, Community Web Producer Thursday, February 23rd, 2012, 11:59am Topics: News Print E-mail Old Marlowe Theater Comes Down

BUFFALO, NY – Demolition of the Marlowe Theater at 257 Virginia Street began Thursday morning. Neighbors had been complaining about the abandoned structure for years.

LouB on March 24, 2012 at 9:40 am


The link above is the obituary for the former owner of this theatre.

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