Jefferson Theatre

1435 Jefferson Avenue,
Buffalo, NY 14208

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arl on March 9, 2008 at 10:50 pm

This theater opened around 1915 as the Emblem Theater.It was a free standing two story
brick structure with a balcony and a Wurlitzer organ. In 1933 it became the Jefferson
Theater and part of the Basil chain. In 1940 the Apollo Theater also run by Basil opened
just up the street. Its closing date is unclear, as Basil stopped listing it in 1945, but it
was in the City Directory until 1950. It became a furniture store in the 1950s, and was
razed sometime later.

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