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Artistic Theater

224 Elk Street,
Buffalo, NY 14210

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Artistic Theater

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The Elk Theater opened in 1915 at 224 Elk Street (originally 824 Elk Street before the street was renumbered at some point). The theater was a concrete block structure costing $5,000 to construct. It remained open until 1918, closed and was open again from 1923 until 1926.

It reopened once again in 1931 as the Artistic Theater operating as a second run house. It closed for good in 1951. It was a motor repair shop in the 1980s.

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kencmcintyre on July 31, 2008 at 5:15 pm

Here is a photo from Google maps:

kencmcintyre on July 31, 2008 at 5:27 pm

Here is the current listing. Function should be machine shop, if we have that category:

kencmcintyre on July 31, 2008 at 6:59 pm

It’s an architectural masterpiece.

markhn on September 13, 2015 at 4:37 am

Here’s what it currently looks like on Google Maps: Theatre.8684409,-78.845801,3a,37.5y,41.65h,93.93t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sMfNNcJh002Y_NBRPFT1g4w!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!6m1!1e1 It’s now occupied by Buffalo Sweeping Compound Inc as well as Industrial Signs & Engraving, Inc. who refurbished the garage door, took down the motor repair sign, and put up a new sign.

Chris1982 on September 13, 2015 at 6:47 am

Your link is a broken link. Error 404 if you look at the middle of the link it takes you to the Beacon Theatre in New York City.

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