Harbor Theater

Mirror Lake Drive,
Lake Placid, NY 12946

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The Harbor Theater was a part of the Holiday Harbor complex which also included the Captain’s Table restaurant, bar, offices and boat docks. It opened on July 1, 1969 with "Those Daring Young Men In Their Jaunty Jalopies" starring Tony Curtis. The opening night was a benefit for the scholarship fund at North Country Community College.

The lobby was a replica of a village street with red brick buildings and simulated gas lamps. The seats were charcoal grey rockers and the walls were red velvet with grey wood panels.

A newspaper story states "The striking curtain design is composed of stalagmite and stalactite shapes of red and purple on a yellow background."

The Harbor Theater was closed in 1986.

Contributed by Gregg Davenport

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on June 16, 2010 at 9:25 pm

“got address?” “got info?” “got photos?”

Remember that women who sang “God Bless America”? That was Kate Smith. She had a summer home in Lake Placid for 45 years. Wonder if she ever went to the Harbor Theater?

gd14lawn
gd14lawn on June 22, 2010 at 1:48 pm

I have looked through 100-200 newspaper articles and ads and none of them give a more specific address than Holiday Harbor. It is near the intersection of Mirror Lake Dr and Lake Street. If you look on Google satellite for Lake St, Lake Placid you can see a small group of condos that were built on part of the site.
I don’t know what other info you are looking for.
The add photo feature on this site has not been available for a while.

MissAmanda
MissAmanda on June 24, 2010 at 6:26 am

Bob Jensen wrote:

>> Remember that woman who sang “God Bless America”? That was Kate Smith. She had a summer home in Lake Placid for 45 years. Wonder if she ever went to the Harbor Theater? <<

Kate Smith was a communicant at St. Agnes Church in Lake Placid. I played the organ there from 1969 to 1971 and often had the pleasure of hearing Miss Smith sing from the congregation. I never met her, though — she never came up into the choir loft.

I have fond memories of the Harbor Theater — saw “Woodstock” there.

MissAmanda
MissAmanda on June 24, 2010 at 10:20 am

Bear with me — it’s been a long, long time since I’ve been to Lake Placid. As you travel through town on Main Street, the road turns sharply to the left to continue on to Saranac Lake. If you go straight instead, that’s Mirror Lake Drive. The Holiday Harbor complex was a short way back on Mirror Lake Drive, as I recall.

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