Madison Theater

300 Genesee Street,
Rochester, NY 14611

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Madison Theater

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The Madison Theater opened in November of 1926 and closed in 1956.

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Chris_Grattan on September 11, 2014 at 4:53 pm

The Madison was a Schine neighborhood theater that showed second-run features. It was on Genesee Street along the western end of the Parsells trolley line. It served the residents of the city’s 19th Ward, a streetcar suburb that was developed around the turn of the twentieth century. My brother took me there in the early 50s. It’s where I saw “The Wizard Of Oz” for the first time.

Will Dunklin
Will Dunklin on April 25, 2016 at 8:16 am

As of 2016 the building still stands, apparently converted into apartments.

The Madison had a Wurlitzer pipe organ, their opus 1470, II/7 style E-X, meaning there were chambers on either side of the screen for the pipes and effects. The organ, of course, is long gone, reportedly destroyed.

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