Genesee Theatre

1600 Genesee Street,
Buffalo, NY 14211

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Genesee Theater, Buffalo N.Y.

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LouB on March 21, 2008 at 3:32 pm

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The site above shows a picture of this theatre.

railroad on April 5, 2008 at 6:48 am

In the mid to late fifties I lived near the Jefferson-Utica Sts. intersection and frequently patronized the Apollo and Genesee
theaters. The Genesee was quite a hike but it was always well worth it. From what I remember, on Saturday, there would be a line outside and I believe it cost 10 cents for admission. These obviously were not first run movies. As a kid, who cared. I especially remember seeing the Ten Commandments there, (boy that was long) and also two of my favorite movies The Last Voyage and The Wreck Of The Mary Deare. I do have a b/w photograph that was taken at night. Based on the parked autos this may have been taken in the 40’s early 50’s.

railroad on April 8, 2008 at 9:19 pm

Phone number 1960: TAylor 1600

LouB on October 1, 2008 at 9:08 pm

The website above shows a picture of this theatre.

marley111 on April 6, 2010 at 7:56 pm

I lived on Nevada the 60s and went to the Genesee Show often. I remember if the Ushers saw you throwing popcorn they would make you stand in the center of the lobby for 5-10 mins before allowing you back to your seat.
After the movie we would walk a block to Wicks on the corner of Genesee & Montana Streets where we’d enjoy a fosfate & listen to music from the jukebox.
It was great being a kid back then….so many special memories.
Brenda P.

paulgs15147 on April 11, 2013 at 7:45 pm

My Great Grandfather George Schaaf of the construction company of the same name built a theater on Genesee st. sometime after 1914. The architech was Martin C Miller. any idea if this is the theater, or if there were or are other old theaters on Genesee St. Paul S

MFaust on June 2, 2015 at 6:09 pm

My childhood neighborhood theater. The photo must be from its last days – note the Visa logo on the furniture store: that didn’t exist until 1975, so the photo is probably at least a few years after that. When I worked at the Riviera in North Tonawanda in the 1980s, I loved knowing that parts of the Genesee survived there.

bobtoplin on February 20, 2016 at 7:53 pm

To paulgs15147…………………you`re thinking of the New Columbia at 449 Genesee at Spring.. Arch. M.C. Miller, opened Apr.15, 1915. Razed 1956.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 30, 2016 at 5:09 pm

Here is a larger version of an image on this theater’s photo page, the Marr and Colton organ company’s 1928 ad illustrated with a couple of images of the Gennesee Theatre.

paulgs15147 on August 28, 2016 at 1:35 pm

Just saw this, thanks bobtoplin, I will check in on it.

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