Lafayette Theater

53 Jackson Street,
Batavia, NY 14020

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The Lafayette Theater opened July 9, 1925 with a seating capacity of 1,100. By 1941 it was operated by Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp. They closed the Lafayette Theater in April 1950.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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kencmcintyre on December 11, 2008 at 8:16 pm

Here is an item from Boxoffice magazine, April 1950:

Warners Closes Theater; Last Batavia Unit

Warners Theaters, which last week turned over the Family Theater here to Dipson Theatrical Enterprises, has announced the closing of its other local theater, the Lafayette. It is understood that the Lafayette lease will run until July. Jacob Farber of New York owns the house. The Family and the Lafayette were the only local theaters until three years ago and have been operated by Warners for 20 years.

dallasmovietheaters on November 10, 2015 at 11:19 am

The Lafayette Theatre launched on July 9, 1925 for the Western New York Theatre Enterprises Circuit by Fred M. Zimmerman. The Faber Brothers built the theater with a 52' width and height. The theatre had 700 seats on the main floor — 22 seats per row — and 400 additional seats in the balcony.

robboehm on November 10, 2015 at 4:00 pm

A Winer and Sons organ was installed when the theater was built.

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