Smith Opera House
82 Seneca Street,
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Built in 1894, the Smith Opera House operated as an opera house and vaudeville theater until it became the flagship of the Schine theater chain in 1929.
This majestic opera house was renovated by architect Victor Rigaumount in a unique combination of Art Deco and Baroque motifs. There are also evidences of Victorian and Moorish influences.
This theater is registered with the Smithsonian as well as the National Register for Historic Places. Famous names to have graced its stage include: George M. Cohan, Isadora Duncan, Al Jolsen, Itzhak Perlman, Wynton Marsalis, Billy Joel, and Dave Matthews¡just to mention a few.
Located in downtown Geneva at the head of beautiful Seneca Lake, the Smith Opera House is proudly entering its 107th year of operation. A $2.5 million restoration campaign is almost completed.
The opera house continues to show a wide variety of live performances year-round. On weekends, the theater shows movies on what is the largest indoor movie screen for almost 100 miles around.
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