Grand Theatre

1 S. Portage Street,
Westfield, NY 14787

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Previously operated by: Blatt Brothers Circuit

Architects: Michael J. DeAngelis

Styles: Streamline Moderne

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Grand Theatre

Replacing an earlier Grand Theatre which was destroyed by fire in 1940. The Grand Theatre opened on July 17, 1941, serving the town of Westfield, NY. It had seating for 850, all on a single floor. Its last movie was shown around 1982. It was sadly demolished in April 1993.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 23, 2019 at 5:02 pm

This article from a local Westfield web site says that the 1941 Grand Theatre was the third of that name on the site. The first Grand opened in 1917, with 775 seats, and was destroyed by a fire on November 3, 1923. The rebuilt house reopened in September, 1924, and was destroyed in a second fire in 1940.

The third Grand opened July 17, 1941. The house was taken over by the Blatt Brothers circuit on July 7, 1965, and then by Kirsch Theatres of Erie, PA in the late 1970s. It closed around 1982. Plans were afoot to reopen the house in 1985, but they came to nothing. The building was demolished in 1992.

Patsy on January 25, 2020 at 8:16 am

If you have more information re: plans in ‘85 to reopen the Grand, please send to and title it Grand Theatre. Thanks.

Patsy on March 28, 2021 at 7:46 pm

Scott on March 29, 2021 at 1:25 pm

Patsy’s latest post refers to a set of movie tickets from the Grand theater that are currently listed on Ebay. (as of 29/03/2021).

Patsy on April 22, 2022 at 6:34 pm

I am having an exhibit to honor this ‘grand’ old lady of the art deco era June 30-August 6 in Westfield NY. Collecting and finding artifacts continues to be a ‘Labor of Love’. A reception will be held June 30 from 6-8 with light refreshments at the Lake Shore Center for the Arts.

Patsy on May 9, 2022 at 5:55 am

This theatre was demolished in April 1993.

Patsy on May 11, 2022 at 6:17 am

Does anyone recall the first names of the Blatt Brothers?

richardg on May 16, 2022 at 11:24 pm

Glad to see you’re still commenting on Cinema Treasures. You, like me love to visit these theatres in person and our passion shows in the comments we make.

Patsy on May 17, 2022 at 5:30 am

The Grand was my hometown theatre and I miss it. Wish I could post the exhibit poster for Remembering the Grand.

Patsy on May 21, 2022 at 11:49 am

Many theatres through the years offered what was advertised as Bank Night. Can anyone tell me its history/origin in re: to theatres?

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