Lake Theatre

Main Street,
Brocton, NY 14716

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The Gem Theatre was opened prior to 1936. It was listed in 1941 and 1943 as (Closed). In 1945 it reopened as the Lake Theatre.

Contributed by Patsy

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 24, 2009 at 4:58 pm

I’ve found the Gem mentioned in issues of Boxoffice as early as 1936. A couple of times it’s called the New Gem. The earliest mention of the Lake is in 1950.

There was also an Alcazar Theatre in Brocton at one time, mentioned in the November 24, 1931, issue of Exhibitor’s Forum. I don’t know if this was an earlier name for the Gem/Lake or not.

psomerf on October 20, 2009 at 2:20 am

Is there any address associated with this theater, beyond the generic Main Street? Brocton is small, but not that small. :)

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 20, 2010 at 4:20 pm

June 8 and 9 1951 has Alan Ladd in “BRANDED” playing here at the Lake Theatre.

Patsy on September 9, 2012 at 11:00 am

Was the Lake in town? Interesting to learn of the Majestic and the Alcazar, too. Brocton is famous for their Main Street arch at the main intersection and traffic light in town. A campaign was started to restore this arch that is the only arch of its kind East of the Mississippi River.

psomerf on May 31, 2016 at 10:37 pm

Dunkirk Evening Observer, April 2, 1945:

Dunkirk Men Lease Theater in Brocton

D. Purdy Monroe and Arthur Sandberg of Dunkirk have leased the Gem Theater on Main street in Brocton and will take over management of the motion picture house on May 2.

The name will then be changed to Lake theater.

Meanwhile, extensive remodeling, both interior and exterior, will be done by David Monroe.

I could not find an address.

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