Grand Theatre

144 North Main Street,
Wellsville, NY 14895

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Della
Della on July 16, 2010 at 8:55 pm

I remember working the concession stand at this theater during my summer vacations from high school and college during 1981-1984. At that time it was known as the Lin-Ray Twin, a play off the names of the then-owners Linda and Raymond Hunt. And yes, Lost Memory, before that it was known as the Babcock. Those were good times — I miss working there! Thanks for the memories, guys :)

Patsy
Patsy on September 7, 2007 at 4:16 pm

Nice to read something about this theatre in Wellsville though I was hoping to read some words from the manager, Darren. I don’t even know if he is still the manager of a theatre that has sadly been twinned, imo.

Patsy
Patsy on August 10, 2007 at 3:17 am

ken mc: What a great vintage photo that shows the theatre when it was called the Babcock and wasn’t twinned until later.

Patsy
Patsy on May 5, 2005 at 1:58 am

Darren: Thank you for taking the time to give us a tour of your “grand” theatre! Next time we’ll check out the Warner Brothers brass coat of arms!

Patsy
Patsy on March 6, 2005 at 1:24 am

Interesting to note that actor, Gabby Hayes was from Wellsville NY In nearby Bradford PA the actor who played Boss Hogg on Dukes of Hazzard and the famous television ‘drunk’, Foster Brooks were both from that PA oil town.

Patsy
Patsy on March 6, 2005 at 12:42 am

Shannon: I see that you are online so hope you say hello and reply to my recent posts on this link as I enjoyed receiving your personal email.

Patsy
Patsy on February 9, 2005 at 6:05 pm

If anyone could provide theatre photos, I would appreciate.

Patsy
Patsy on February 9, 2005 at 6:03 pm

I plan to visit this theatre this summer as it has 2 similar theatre distinctions to my former hometown theatre in Westfield NY….art deco and the name….Grand! The 330 seats are less than were in mine. So many of these small town theatres are in need of being saved because in many cases the residents of these towns have many miles to travel to see a movie and most older folks would enjoy having one in their ‘own backyard’! In the case of my husband’s hometown that theatre is still there, but is being used for a youth center (hope still flames for that theatre to return) and in my case the small town Grand Theatre was foolishly demolished! :–(

Patsy
Patsy on November 25, 2004 at 10:00 pm

Congratulations! Someone returned home, bought an old theater, changed the name and it’s up and running once again! Onward and upward! It’s funny that you changed the name to the Grand Theatre as it is art deco in style and so was my hometown theater which was called the Grand Theatre. It was located in western NYS not far from Wellsville NY so I wonder if there was a connection as I’m trying to find out more information on the Grand Theatres.