Cazenovia Theater

2110 Seneca Street,
Buffalo, NY 14210

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The Cazenovia was the first permanent theater in South Buffalo. It began as a storefront theater, being enlarged later. It was longish frame building with a peaked roof. This theater shared business
with the more modern Maxine Theater, just up the street, from 1914 until 1930.

When Shea’s Seneca opened nearby in 1930,
there were just too many theaters in that area, and the Cazenovia was the oldest and weakest. It closed in 1940. To compare these three theaters, we can use admission charge in the mid 1930s;
the Seneca charging 25 cents, the Maxine 15 cents, and the Cazenovia 10 cents.

Contributed by alan lapp
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