state theatre schenectady

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    The old State Theatre in Schenectady, NY. I hear the actual theatre has been destroyed, but the lobby/facade remains.

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    1. Camera.Ed 68 months ago | reply

      I think we need to break in there and find out for ourselves. Oh and by the way... Olender across the street there is super groovy!

    2. carljohnson 68 months ago | reply

      Don't break in, the building is not abandoned.

      There were actually two theaters here, the Erie and the State, which was Proctor's before Proctor's built its grand new location up the Street. Both have been closed since the '50s, I think.

      Go the Library of Congress photos page here:
      and search "State Theater Schenectady" and you'll find interior photos.

    3. e50e 68 months ago | reply

      Yeah, I saw those. I've been doing a lot of research on these theatres I have to photograph. Ha, and don't worry, he lives in LA, we won't be "breaking in." Plus, I know that you can just walk in. :]

    4. carljohnson 68 months ago | reply

      I see a lot of comments from the urban explorers around here, so I took that too seriously. A friend has a business in there, so I didn't want you to mess up her office.

      A model railroad custom model builder has made beautiful replicas of many of these buildings, including that awful steel facade on the Olender's (behind which sits the original location of the Carl Company):

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