Steuben Theatre

28 Broadway Mall,
Hornell, NY 14843

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The Steuben Theatre in Hornell, NY opened in 1937. In 1939 it was taken over by Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp. The Steuben Theatre closed in the early-1960’s. It was owned by Irving Cohen.

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Patsy
Patsy on August 3, 2008 at 1:11 am

I’m not surprised that this theatre is no longer with us after reading “the operator in 1967 was Dipson Management Company, headquartered in Batavia.” They owned the Wintergarden in Jamestown for a period of time and then decided to walk away and build a multi-plex on the outskirts of town! For a theatre minded company they don’t seem to have any regard for the historically beautiful of another era!!!!!

kays92
kays92 on October 5, 2008 at 7:30 pm

The Theater actually still stands today although you would not recognize it. It is located on the Broadway Mall in Hornell and was converted into a club, then became a bar, and the last I knew it was an AMVETs office. If you stand across the street near the Texas Cafe you can still see the outline of the marquee and remnants of its past life. I have not been inside and I would be interested to see if any of the original walls or ceiling are hidden under false walls or drop ceilings.

Patsy
Patsy on October 5, 2008 at 10:30 pm

BillKays: If you get inside, let us know.

Patsy
Patsy on October 5, 2008 at 10:32 pm

It would be a shame to think that the original walls or ceiling are hidden under false walls or drop ceilings! Hornell lost a truly great theatre, architecturally!

Patsy
Patsy on October 5, 2008 at 10:33 pm

“It was a cool looking theatre. Just wasn’t taken care of.” Sad scenerio!

Patsy
Patsy on May 16, 2009 at 5:30 pm

If it was a club at one time, the slanted floor was probably leveled. Hope someone posts on the current status of this art deco theatre that was and should still be in Hornell. Was or is there a theatre in nearby Arkport NY?

Patsy
Patsy on May 16, 2009 at 5:36 pm

BillKays: Please email me @ since your email is not available on your CT profile page. Thanks.

Patsy
Patsy on May 16, 2009 at 5:41 pm

Is this theatre closed or demolished? I hope not the latter?

Patsy
Patsy on May 28, 2009 at 7:58 pm

Lost: This theatre built by Irving and Mary Cohen is connected to the Allendale Theatre in Buffalo which is still standing. Since you added this theatre can you confirm this theatre has been demolished? thought I was told by a CT member who lives near Hornell that it is still standing!

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 6, 2014 at 7:41 am

The third thumbnail from the bottom in the right column on this web page shows the Steuben Theatre in 1939. This was the year it became a Warner house. It had a nice Streamline Modern marquee and glass tile front.

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