Coronet Theatre

555 Thurston Road,
Rochester, NY 14619

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Site of Coronet Theater in Rochester, NY

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The West End Theatre was operated by the Schine Circuit in 1941. It was still open in 1950. On January 30, 1962 it was renamed Coronet Theatre.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Chris_Grattan
Chris_Grattan on September 11, 2014 at 5:36 pm

The West End was on Thurston Road near the western terminus of the Parsells trolley line. It showed bills of second-run features and served the residents of Rochester’s 19th Ward, a streetcar suburb that was developed around the turn of the twentieth century.I recall it getting pretty rowdy on weekends in the 50s. One time I remember the projector being shut down and the lights going up and the manager chewing out the audience during a showing of “Moby Dick.” It closed as the West End in the late 50s and reopened some years later as The Coronet. I don’t know if it would have been considered an art house, but I recall going there in high school to see “The Collector,” “Tom Jones,” “The Leather Boys,” and “The Pawnbroker” when they were in current release.

rivest266
rivest266 on January 24, 2016 at 8:21 am

December 6th, 1925 grand opening ad as Thurston in photo section. Renamed West End theatre in 1931.

rivest266
rivest266 on January 24, 2016 at 8:22 am

January 30th, 1962 grand opening ad as Coronet also in the photo section.

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