Loew's Pittsford Triplex

3400 Monroe Avenue,
Pittsford, NY 14534

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Loew's Pittsford Triplex

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Loew’s opened the Pittsford theatre in Summer 1965 replacing the Loew’s in downtown Rochester.

One of the first suburban theatres, it had 1,200 push-back seats and was 70MM capable. When it first opened it was “the all new air-conditioned Loew’s with arcres of free parking” and was the showcase for many blockbusters through the years.

In 1972 Loew’s built a free standing theatre behind the original which had 600+ seats and also showed 70MM movies. All the ‘Star Wars’ movies showed in this theatre.

Loew’s later twinned the 1,200 seater. The theatres closed in 1999 after being under the SONY name and then being called Loews again.

Larger theatre is an athletic club and smaller theatre is a children’s furniture store and “Urgent Care” medical office.

Contributed by dhroc

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 13, 2011 at 11:24 pm

Those push-Back seats sound like what we had at GCC.I hated Them.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 14, 2011 at 6:59 pm

the ones at GCC were much different.Old rocking Chair theatres were good enough for me in the old days 60’s-70’s.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on June 14, 2011 at 9:58 pm

Nice find Mike,finally got back on C.T. under my name.

Jim Barg
Jim Barg on June 15, 2011 at 1:18 pm

Sadly, I was too young to enjoy the 70mm runs that were there (last one: Far and Away). The last film I saw there was Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy with my brother in the spring of 1996.

RJT70mm
RJT70mm on September 4, 2011 at 12:23 am

The original big house opened in 1965 but never ran a 70mm print until 1970 when they ran a reissue of 2001. The 600 seat house in back opened in 1972 with “the Other” This was only equipped for 35mm. In 1977 with the engagement of “Close Encounters” they moved the 70mm projectors from the big house (which had been twinned) th the small house in back.

Jim Barg
Jim Barg on September 6, 2011 at 3:59 am

Thanks, RJ.

Even up til the release of Far and Away, most still considered the 70mm-capable screen here the best in the city.

The projectors are in storage at the Eastman House, if I’m not mistaken. They’d like to eventually use them, but they need money to build a better screen (I think). It’s one of the things they continually mention with fundraisers.

dhroc
dhroc on February 14, 2012 at 7:29 pm

Have photos of opening preview night and some older stuff from Rochester theatres. Opener for Pittsford was “The Train” on July 16 ‘65. Tony Randall and Allen & Rossi in person. It was released in March-talk about having to wait.

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