Theaters

Independent Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.) Hall (1908 - 1951)
31 Voorheesville Avenue, Voorheesville
The Odd Fellows were a fraternal organization for friendship and brotherly love, visiting the sick, burying the dead, aiding widows and educating orphans. The Voorheesville Lodge began in 1893. They first met over a store on Main Street. The new Lodge was built in 1908, and used for all kinds of community events, especially Sat night movies. The building had seating for 350 on the main floor, with room for 100 in balcony and a large dancing floor that could hold 50. The building was purchased in 1951 by American Legion Post 1493 and is still in use today.
American Legion Post 1493 (1951 - ?)
The Legion members purchased the Odd Fellows’ Hall (plus the film projection equipment) and continued the tradition of showing films as both entertainment and as fundraisers for various community groups including the Boy Scouts.
(I am still trying to determine when they ceased showing movies there, from what I have found it was sometime in the 1960’s.)
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Star Twin Cinema (1973-1974)
Plaza Cine I and II (1974 - 1977)

6141 State Farm Road, Guilderland
It was on Rt. 155 behind the Star Plaza, near the intersection of Rt. 20. The building currently houses the Smith Center (Center For Disability Services).
The Plaza Cine was a second-run theater owned my Sam Ermides, president of Star Plaza. Ermides took over ownership and management from James Armendello, Frank Keening (Mayor of Kingston) and “Chili" Caruso. The three original owners also had a twin-screen in Menands and a single screen in Gloversville.
Of the many benefits that the theater was to provide were that residents “need no longer waste precious gas driving to theaters miles away.” And there is “plenty of parking space -- acres and acres -- immediately in front of the theater.” Admission at the time was $2 for adults, $1.50 for seniors and $.75 for children.
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Mohawk Mall Cinemas (1970 - 1988)
Carroll’s Development Corp. (1970-1985)
CinemaNational (1985-1987)
USA Cinemas (1987-1988)
Loews Mohawk Mall 1-7 (1988 - 1999)
425 Balltown Road, Niskayuna, NY
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Hellman Theatre (1960-1989)
1365 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12206
Opened in 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 70’s, and twinned it in the 80’s. It was the last of the Hellman Theatres in the Albany area to close. It sat empty for a few years. The theatre was eventually demolished.
(via Cinema Treasures)
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Colonie Center 1&2 (1969-1988)
Hellman's 1969-1974
United Artists 1974-1988
Twinned in 1978(?)
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FOX Colonie

Towne Theater
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