Jefferson Theatre

1435 Jefferson Avenue,
Buffalo, NY 14208

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Previously operated by: Basil Brothers Theatres

Previous Names: Emblem Theatre, Basil's New Jefferson Theatre

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The Emblem Theatre was opened around 1915. It was equipped with a Wurlitzer organ. On January 14, 1933 it was renamed New Jefferson Theatre, operated by the Basil Brothers Theatres chain, reopening with Edward G. Robinson in “Tiger Shark”. It was closed in the mid-1940’s and became a furniture store in the 1950’s.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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arl on March 9, 2008 at 3:50 pm

This theater opened around 1915 as the Emblem Theater.It was a free standing two story
brick structure with a balcony and a Wurlitzer organ. In 1933 it became the Jefferson
Theater and part of the Basil chain. In 1940 the Apollo Theater also run by Basil opened
just up the street. Its closing date is unclear, as Basil stopped listing it in 1945, but it
was in the City Directory until 1950. It became a furniture store in the 1950s, and was
razed sometime later.

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