323 River Street,
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The Troy Theatre was built by the Mark Strand Theatre Company of New York. It has been said that the Troy Theatre had a more elegant interior than nearby Proctor’s Theatre in Troy. The main lobby featured a grand marble staircase. The Troy Theatre was one of the city of Troy’s main movie palaces from the 1920’s through the 1960’s.
A victim of urban renewal, the city condemned several blocks, one of which included the theater, in the very early-1970’s. It was unceremoniously demolished. In the urban renewal plan, River Sreet was re-routed and now covers over the plot of land where the Troy Theatre sat.
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