Todd Mart Cinema I & II
Todd Mart Shopping Center,
South Winton Road,
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This theatre in the Henrietta section of Rochester opened in late 1971 as a “butterfly” twin (what GCC called a back-to-back twin with the lobby in the middle – the layout on the blueprints looked like a butterfly). This one had about 600 seats in each auditorium. Again, the standard Riseman treatment, but the lobby here was only one and a half stories high. It had these unusual 4'x4' inverted pyramid-shaped ceiling panels that were kind of interesting, and a Habitat Dome-Sphere chandelier hanging in the middle of the lobby near the entrance.
As I recall there was no marquee, only the serif-style ‘Cinema I & II’ letters, in white instead of red, mounted on a dark wood plank paneled facade, though a pylon may have been installed later. When I was there in January 1972 it had just opened a few weeks before, and the opening manager was from the nearby closed-for-the-season Empire Drive-In.
I don’t know if it was later divided or still open under a different name or if it is closed and when.
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