Warren Theater

731 Warren Street,
Hudson, NY 12534

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Warren Theater - Historical Marker

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The former Warren Theater was converted into a motel in the 1950’s, one of the first examples of adaptive reuse of former movie theaters.

Today, the town of Hudson, a sleepy upstate New York enclave, now welcomes thousands of visitors who come to frequent dozens of local antique stores.

The town also once housed the turn of the century Playhouse Theater and another theater (whose name is unknown) which has sinced been converted into a CVS drugstore, though its Art Deco facade is still visible.

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Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on November 16, 2004 at 12:04 pm

The 1943 Film Daily Year Book lists six theatres for Hudson, NY. At the time, only three were open: the 600-seat Warren, the 1,500-seat Community, and the 250-seat Star. Listed as closed were the 450-seat Park, the 900-seat Playhouse, and the 275-seat Strand. I cannot swear to the accuracy of any of that information.

Ziggy on November 16, 2004 at 12:51 pm

So Warren, was this your own personal theatre?

Greenpoint on October 23, 2005 at 7:42 pm

I fall asleep in the movies all the time, atleast this time they have a mattress for me.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on November 4, 2008 at 8:48 am

Walter Reade, Inc. put the Warren Theatre up for sale in an “Absolute Auction” on the premises on August 6th, 1957, according to an ad in The New York Times on 7/17/57. I don’t know if it sold. The property was described as a “2 sty brick building with glass front on plot 50' X 120'…Excellent for Food or 5&10 Chain or any Retail Operation. Adjoining land available. Adjacent to Grand Union and First National Super Markets.”

shoeshoe14 on August 25, 2009 at 5:45 pm

Saw this theatre 2 weeks ago on a bike trip. I like it, it doesn’t look run-down and there’s now an H&R Block on the ground floor.

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