Mancuso Theater

210 E. Main Street,
Batavia, NY 14020

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Mancuso Theater

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The Manusco Theater was originally a single screen, built in 1946. Later it was converted into a twin theater. It was later operated by the Dipson Theatres chain.

Contributed by Ken Roe, LOUB

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LouB
LouB on February 28, 2008 at 12:24 pm

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This website shows a picture of the theatres auditorium which is being used as a church.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on February 28, 2008 at 12:36 pm

This article mentions that the Mancuso Theater was built after World War II.

“The newest church in Batavia — City Church on East Main Street — is housed in the former Mancuso Theater. A large, elegant building, the theater was built after World War II in a pre-18-plex time when everyone sat and saw the same movie. (Or movies, if it was Saturday afternoon and double-feature time.)”

LouB
LouB on April 15, 2008 at 2:29 pm

I saw Fatal Attraction in this theatre. At that time it was a twin cinema and was being operated by the Dipsons. The theatre was in excellent condition.

DonLewis
DonLewis on October 6, 2008 at 4:28 am

A 2008 view of the former Batavia Theater building in Batavia and a close up of the outstanding building detail and marquee here.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on December 2, 2008 at 10:33 am

In 1955 the Mancuso Theater had 1,650 seats.

LouB
LouB on April 14, 2009 at 5:26 pm

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The website above shows the theatre when it was being used as a twin.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 24, 2009 at 2:38 am

A rendering of the proposed Mancuso Theatre at Batavia, drawn by its architect, Michael J. DeAngelis, was presented in the “Just Off the Boards” feature of Boxoffice Magazine January 5, 1946.

Patsy
Patsy on January 17, 2010 at 7:39 pm

If the church that is now using the former Mancuso Theatre still holds 1650 seats, they have room for 1650! And if the theatre was twinned, I suppose the balcony area was probably reopened!

LouB
LouB on January 20, 2010 at 2:32 pm

Its been a while since I’ve been in this theatre,but I don’t think it had a balcony.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 8, 2011 at 4:31 pm

Here is a fresh link to the rendering of the Mancuso Theatre in Boxoffice of January 5, 1946.

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