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Shoppingtown Theatre

Erie Blvd E
De Witt NY

Demolished 1969
Record #5090  
 Opened: 1956
 Closed: 1969
 Demolished: 1969
Capacity: 1009 seats
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Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: Kallet
 Previously operated by: Kallet Theatres

Information for this tour was contributed by George Read.

The Shoppingtown was the first theatre in the U.S. to be constructed for Todd-AO. The original theatre, opened in 1956, was 1009 seats and was located in the rear and downstairs of a shopping mall. They closed it in 1969 and built a twin theatre at the end of the mall parking area. Both auditoriums had about 800 seats. After several ownerships and spliting two auditoriums into two and making it a four-plex, Hoyts Cinemas took over operation and closed that one and rebuilt in the mall proper with a 10-auditorium complex.



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