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Previous Names: Whitney Point Theatre
Various newspaper articles, flyers and other evidence confirm the existence of the Point Theatre in Whitney Point. When I was a child doing research on movie theatres in the area, information on this theatre was and now remains frustratingly elusive…particularly since my father at that time owned the Whitney Point newspaper! Research at the time suggested the existence of prior theatres in Whitney Point…the village was devastated by flood in 1935, so this is not surprising.
Flyers on eBay dated mid-1930’s advertise for the “Whitney Point Theatre”; articles in the Binghamton Press confirm that the theatre, now known as the Point Theatre, was in existence through 1955. It closed no later than 1961. Cinema Tour website states the theatre was located on Main Street and suggests that the building is still standing. If so, it is well hidden; all the remaining buildings appear too old or too new. A local had suggested long ago the theatre was located in the vacant lot adjacent to the old Reporter building, but old postcards suggest this isn’t true either.
More information on this theatre would be welcome.
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