Grand Theatre

1 S. Portage Street,
Westfield, NY 14787

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Patsy
Patsy on August 6, 2016 at 3:50 am

Joe: Thank you for the additional information.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 6, 2016 at 3:28 am

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
Patsy on August 5, 2016 at 3:33 pm

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.

dkarslake
dkarslake on August 5, 2016 at 3:00 pm

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
Patsy on May 21, 2016 at 8:05 pm

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

Patsy
Patsy on March 8, 2016 at 12:05 am

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
Patsy on February 24, 2016 at 2:01 pm

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

David F. Bills
David F. Bills on February 24, 2016 at 1:05 pm

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

americandigger
americandigger on February 23, 2016 at 11:59 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.

katylinwise
katylinwise on November 5, 2013 at 2:45 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?

Patsy
Patsy on February 1, 2013 at 2:34 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!

Patsy
Patsy on March 22, 2012 at 2:28 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 March 22, 2012 at 2:10 am

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

Patsy
Patsy on March 22, 2012 at 2:09 am

Joe: THANKS AGAIN! I do recall this now.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 21, 2012 at 10:52 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 21, 2012 at 3:54 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?

Patsy
Patsy on March 21, 2012 at 3:52 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!!!!

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 21, 2012 at 6:13 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 12:59 am

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

Patsy
Patsy on March 21, 2012 at 12:36 am

Joe Vogel: Could you help me find the Boxoffice magazine article about the Grand Theatre again? I went to the link and wasn’t able to find it. Help!

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on February 22, 2010 at 8:57 pm

Very Grand at one time.

Patsy
Patsy on January 6, 2010 at 10:52 pm

eileenp: Blatt Bros was associated with the Corry Drive-In in Corry PA as the name is still on the back of the tall screen.

Patsy
Patsy on December 2, 2009 at 7:38 pm

eileenp: I’m not aware of the Blatt Bros being associated with the May Theatre that was in Mayville, but will try to locate that information.

eileenpowers
eileenpowers on November 21, 2009 at 1:23 pm

Does anyone know if the theater in Mayville was a Blatt Bros theater too?

Patsy
Patsy on October 15, 2009 at 4:00 pm

dstier: I’m not sure if the decision to raze the Grand was put to some kind of popular vote. My hunch is that it was not. I have spoken to a view people who were around then so I will try to get an answer though I get the sense that many/most don’t want to talk about it. They realize that perhaps the wrong decision was made, but then again hindsight is always 20/20. I believe the Mayor of Westfield at the time was Joseph Pagano. He is deceased so I can’t go to him! I will tell you that I have spoken to Mayor Carr and mentioned the theatre to him. I was able to get him to agree with me that it was a loss for the community. Do you know a Willy Locke? He used to work at the theatre along with Bill Gollintz and Rick Clausen when Bob Mascaro was the manager and later Tom Tetreault. Willy has told me that IF he were to win the lottery he’d rebuild the theatre. And through my volunteer work for the Fenton History Center in Jamestown I have located the blueprints!