Towne Theatre

1298 Abbott Road,
Lackawanna, NY 14218

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LouB
LouB on April 12, 2008 at 5:14 pm

I think this theatre later was known as the Towne Theatre and showed second run films for $1.

RJT70mm
RJT70mm on May 14, 2009 at 8:28 am

If I’m not mistaken, this theatre had a pair of Bauer U2 35/70 mm projectors installed.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 8, 2011 at 7:09 pm

The Abbott Theatre opened in 1950, according to that year’s construction reports in Boxoffice. It was a Dipson circuit house.

Klc
Klc on October 6, 2011 at 11:11 pm

Hi, my mom owned the towne theater, thanks for the photos, brought back some great memories!

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 7, 2011 at 2:40 am

There’s currently a Napa Auto Parts store at 1298 Abbott Road, and its building doesn’t have any resemblance to the theater building in the photos. The Towne Theatre must have been demolished.

Klc
Klc on October 7, 2011 at 9:39 am

Yes it was, I think around 1990, a sad day.

zebrun
zebrun on September 16, 2014 at 10:35 am

My Uncle, Joseph Zebrun was the manager when they showed movies! This was great for me as a child because my my dad, Andrew Zebrun Jr. took me everywhere! At Disney World, I met Walt, and shook his hand! If anyone wants to know more, the ticket lady was Mary, I think? We miss the Towne Theater!

Klc
Klc on September 16, 2014 at 5:58 pm

I think my mom worked for Joe before she bought the Town? Yes Mary worked in ticket booth. Miss the Town was a blast growing up there.

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