Tamarack Cafe and Moviehouse

153 Route 28,
Inlet, NY 13360

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Styles: Quonset Hut

Previous Names: Gaiety Theatre

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Gaiety Theater Entrance

The Gaiety Theatre was opened in 1926. It suffered a roof fall in the winter of 1941/1942. In 1943 it operated as an open-air theatre.

In early-August 1946, was operated by Morris Shulman of Uttica. It was the first Quonset Hut style movie theatre to open in the United States. It operated as a seasonal theatre.

After a period of closure, it has reopened as the Tamarack Cafe and Moviehouse, operating July & August. Playing second run movies at $3 for all ages. It was closed on Labor Day weekend, 2012.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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CSWalczak on October 27, 2012 at 11:33 pm

Status should be changed to closed; the last films were shown on Labor Day weekend in 2012. The owners plan to demolish the theater and build an amusement arcade, miniature golf course, and a restaurant on the site.

According to this article about the closing, the theater actually opened in 1926 and operated as an open air theater for the summer of 1943 after a roof collapse in the winter of 1942-43.

DavidZornig on February 21, 2019 at 11:21 am

1945 postcard added via John de Sousa. Gaiety Theatre vertical sign on left.

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