Grand Theatre

1 S. Portage Street,
Westfield, NY 14787

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Grand Theatre

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Opened in 1941, this theater served the town of Westfield, New York. It had seating for 850, all on a single floor. Its last movie was shown in the 1980’s and was sadly demolished in 1994.

Contributed by David Stear

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Patsy
Patsy on March 21, 2012 at 1:59 am

Joe: If you find the Boxoffice Grand drawings and photos of Michael DeAngelis, etc. please send to

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 21, 2012 at 7:13 am

Patsy: Boxoffice has removed its archive from issuu.com and posted most of it on a section of its own web site called The Vault. I’m gradually updating my old links as I run across them.

The 1942 article about the Grand Theatre by Michael DeAngelis begins on this page and continues on the two subsequent pages.

Patsy
Patsy on March 21, 2012 at 4:52 pm

Joe: Thanks so very much! Since posting on CT last night I did finally find the Boxoffice link called The Vault. I then passed it along to my historian friend for future reference regarding the hometown Grand Theatre. Thanks again!!!!

Patsy
Patsy on March 21, 2012 at 4:54 pm

P.S. Did you ever find any other articles about the Grand in another Boxoffice magazine other than in the January 3, 1942 issue?

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 21, 2012 at 11:52 pm

The only other mention of the Grand I can recall in Boxoffice was the drawing in the “Just Off the Boards” feature of the April 26, 1941, issue, but it’s the same drawing that appears in the 1942 article.

Patsy
Patsy on March 22, 2012 at 3:09 am

Joe: THANKS AGAIN! I do recall this now.

Patsy
Patsy on March 22, 2012 at 3:10 am

And this theatre has most definitely been demolished and not closed.

Patsy
Patsy on March 22, 2012 at 3:28 am

David Stear: I see that you added this theatre to CT and wondered if you are from the western NYS area. I’m helping a local historian with the history of the Grand Theatre. Thanks. ()

Patsy
Patsy on February 1, 2013 at 3:34 am

The grandson of Michael DeAngelis, Mark DeAngelis became a CT member today, Jan. 31 2013. He posted on the Stage/Warsaw NY link. Join me in welcoming him to Cinema Treasures!

katylinwise
katylinwise on November 5, 2013 at 3:45 pm

looking for some information on the Grand Theatre that used to be in Westfield as part of a ‘Lost Places’ article for the Chautauqua Star newspaper. Would anyone here know a good contact? maybe the former owners?

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