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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katylinwise on November 5, 2013 at 6:45 am

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?

americandigger on February 23, 2016 at 3:59 pm

I have a collection of posters that my father got from this theater many years ago. They are mostly 40" x 60" and were displayed on the front of the building street level. Any interest please contact me.

David F. Bills
David F. Bills on February 24, 2016 at 5:05 am

americandigger: I would be interested based on the content. I’d love one that I saw there!

Patsy on February 24, 2016 at 6:01 am

americandigger: Please contact me at regarding your posters.I grew up in the Westfield area and the Grand was my hometown theatre. Patsy

Patsy on March 7, 2016 at 4:05 pm

americandigger: Still hoping to hear from you regarding your posters. Please contact me at the email address that I have provided. If you have sold them, let me know.

Patsy on May 21, 2016 at 12:05 pm

americandigger: If you still have posters, please advise. My email is . Seems as if CT member, David Bill’s still has interest.

dkarslake on August 5, 2016 at 7:00 am

A number of years ago, I bought a ceiling light at a garage sale in Mayville, NY and was told that it was out of the Grand Theatre in Westfield. I will post a picture of it in the picture section…it seems sort of Moroccan…it’s made of brass with big emerald green stones on each side and lots and lots of very fragile glass tubes hanging off of it. Does it look familiar to anyone who used to go to the Grand?

Patsy on August 5, 2016 at 7:33 am

I haven’t seen your photo though doubt it came out of the Grand as it was art decor themed rather than Moroccan. Please send me the photo via email at Thank you.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 5, 2016 at 7:28 pm

dkarslake: The Grand Theatre on this page was built in 1941 and was very modern in style and, like Patsy, I’m doubtful that your lighting fixture would have belonged to it. However, there was an earlier Grand Theatre at Westfield, mentioned in this comment, and it’s quite possible that your fixture came from that house.

The earlier Grand doesn’t have a page at Cinema Treasures, and I’ve been unable to find out anything about it, having seen it mentioned only once in the trade publications, that being in the March 7, 1925, issue of The Moving Picture World. Your light does look like it would date from the 1920s or earlier, though, so it could have come from the old Grand.

Patsy on August 5, 2016 at 7:50 pm

Joe: Thank you for the additional information.

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