Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Fisher Theatre, 136 Fall Street, Seneca Falls, NY 13148

Excerpts from the Auburn Citizen, October 9, 1915:
"The new Fisher Theatre was opened last night for the first performance, after a year spent in construction and less than three years from the time plans were first inagurated for the building of a modern playhouse. The new theatre was erected by Fred C. Fisher and is under his direction. The cost is about $40,000. 

The front of the building contains two large stores and the theatre entrance. Several suites of offices occupy the front of the second floor. The theatre proper is absolutely fireproof with concrete floors and all kinds of modern theatre equipment and seats 960.

Every seat in the house was taken last night. The opening show was a three-act musical comedy direct from New York called Tonight's the Night. For tonight vaudeville and moving pictures will be the attraction. On Saturday night, October 16, May Irwin and a big company will be the attraction.

"The theatre opening attracted hundreds of people from out of town and was the social event of the season. Mr. Fisher has exceeded the Opera House Site Committee's requirements in every particular and he was anxious to know whether Seneca Falls people would support the project. They did so last night. Waterloo and all parts of the county contributed to the opening audience. The highest of compliments were paid Mr. Fisher for his enterprise.

Postcard is part of the Theatretalks collection, please ask permission to copy and/or use. At least give credit to source. We know that some people will not  honor this but it would be nice if they did.

Cezar Del Valle is the author of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, chosen 2010 Best Book of the Year by the Theatre Historical Society.

He is currently accepting theatre talks and walks for the fall and winter-historical societies, libraries, senior centers, etc.


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