Crescent Theater

451 S. Salina Street,
Syracuse, NY 13202

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The Crescent Theatre opened in the Cahill Building in 1909, presenting both vaudeville and movies. The entire block in which the theater building was once located was demolished in the 1980’s for the construction of the Galleries office and retail complex.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 15, 2013 at 8:46 pm

Our Movie Houses: A History of Film and Cinematic Innovation in Central New York, by Norman O. Keim, says that the Crescent Theatre lasted only through the silent era. The Crescent was the first large theater built by the Cahill brothers on South Salina Street, and the first theater in Syracuse built specifically for movie exhibition.

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