Glove Theatre

42 N. Main Street,
Gloversville, NY 12078

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Glove Theatre, Gloversville (Official)

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Previously operated by: Schine Circuit Inc.

Architects: Linn Kinne

Functions: Live Performances, Movies (Classic)

Styles: Art Deco

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 518.773.8255
Manager: 518.773.8255

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Opened October 9, 1914, the Glove Theatre was designed by Utica, NY based architect Linn Kinne, who was known for his design of churches. Initially it was a live theatre and vaudeville house. It was taken over by the Schine family in 1920 and housed the chain’s headquarters of their 160-theatre chain. In 1995 there were plans proposed to demolish the Glove Theatre to become a parking lot.

The Glove Theatre was renovated and restored in the mid-2010’s and reopened as a performing arts & movies venue. It had its last booking in August 2018. It has been closed by the city due to code violations.

Contributed by Will Thompson

Recent comments (view all 28 comments)

ERD on April 22, 2006 at 5:29 am

The Schine brothers were loyal and cared about people. Although successful, they never let it go to their heads. They were very special!

danio on May 27, 2006 at 5:38 am

I performed in two plays at the Glove in 2002. At that time, we were trying our best to use the plays to raise money to restore the theater. I have since moved further away and had a kid, so I haven’t been back much. But the current management (to my knowledge) would love the Glove to be a live theater venue (for professional touring shows as well as local amateur productions) that also shows second-run and classic films. Their model, I believe, is Proctor’s in Schenectady.

As for the balcony, when I was there, it was too dangerous to allow patrons to sit there, but functioned well for lighting purposes for the live shows.

Karen Colizzi Noonan
Karen Colizzi Noonan on August 4, 2009 at 10:18 am

Any more news from the Glove?

jflundy on October 23, 2009 at 10:13 am

A friend provided this photo link to the NYT:
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Karen Colizzi Noonan
Karen Colizzi Noonan on October 23, 2009 at 10:17 am

Very interesting photo! Any idea why the NY Times took the photo? Also – any news on the theater? Feel free to email me at

Karen Colizzi Noonan
Karen Colizzi Noonan on January 22, 2012 at 5:28 am

I just noticed the error in the header for the Glove Theater. It was NOT built by the Schine brothers. From the Glove Theater website: The Glove Theatre was built October 9, 1914 and was owned by Dr. Henry Cady and George Dartch. The Glove was originally created to accommodate a variety of live performances such as opera, vaudeville shows and orchestral concerts. The theatre was purchased by Louis and J. Myer Schine and was converted into a vaudeville house in 1920.

spectrum on January 2, 2015 at 5:59 pm

The restoration seems to be going very well – from the official page’s photo gallery, it looks like they’ve basically finished restoring the interior d├ęcor – looks great!

DavidZornig on March 23, 2020 at 8:53 am

Appears to have been reopened in 2019. Link to website below, but it is in a Foreign language.

Trolleyguy on September 17, 2022 at 8:01 am

The Glove is open currently with live performances and classic movies aired every Wednesday night. Here is the updated website: Glove Theatre

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