1365 Washington Avenue,
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Previously operated by: United Artists Theater Circuit Inc.
News About This Theater
Opened on April 27, 1960 on Washington Avenue, across the street from SUNY Albany. Originally designed with a large, very lavish lobby and lounge, and gold draperies throughout the auditorium. The two center sections had gold seats, while the two aisles flanking the walls had blue seats.
United Artists took over in the 1970’s, and twinned it in the 1980’s. It was the last of the Hellman Theatres in the Albany area to close–around 1989. It sat empty for a few years. A politician used the lobby for his campaign headquarters for a few months. The theatre was eventually demolished.
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