Loew's Pittsford Triplex

3400 Monroe Avenue,
Pittsford, NY 14618

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Additional Info

Previously operated by: Loews, Loew's Inc., Sony Theatres

Architects: George Edward Yurchison

Functions: Furniture Showroom, Gymnasium, Office Space

Previous Names: Loew's, Loew's 1 & 2

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Loews 2

Loew’s opened the Pittsford theatre July 15, 1965 replacing the Loew’s in downtown Rochester.

One of the first suburban theatres, it had 1,200 push-back seats and was 70MM capable. When it first opened it was “the all new air-conditioned Loew’s with acres of free parking” and was the showcase for many blockbusters through the years.

In June 1972 Loew’s built a free standing theatre behind the original which had 600+ seats and also showed 70MM movies. All the “Star Wars” movies showed in this theatre.

Loew’s later twinned the 1,200 seater. The theatres closed in 1999 after being under the SONY name and then being called Loews again.

Larger theatre is an athletic club and smaller theatre is a children’s furniture store and “Urgent Care” medical office.

Contributed by dhroc

Recent comments (view all 12 comments)

TLSLOEWS on June 14, 2011 at 1:58 pm

Nice find Mike,finally got back on C.T. under my name.

Jim Barg
Jim Barg on June 15, 2011 at 5:18 am

Sadly, I was too young to enjoy the 70mm runs that were there (last one: Far and Away). The last film I saw there was Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy with my brother in the spring of 1996.

RJT70mm on September 3, 2011 at 4:23 pm

The original big house opened in 1965 but never ran a 70mm print until 1970 when they ran a reissue of 2001. The 600 seat house in back opened in 1972 with “the Other” This was only equipped for 35mm. In 1977 with the engagement of “Close Encounters” they moved the 70mm projectors from the big house (which had been twinned) th the small house in back.

Jim Barg
Jim Barg on September 5, 2011 at 7:59 pm

Thanks, RJ.

Even up til the release of Far and Away, most still considered the 70mm-capable screen here the best in the city.

The projectors are in storage at the Eastman House, if I’m not mistaken. They’d like to eventually use them, but they need money to build a better screen (I think). It’s one of the things they continually mention with fundraisers.

dhroc on February 14, 2012 at 11:29 am

Have photos of opening preview night and some older stuff from Rochester theatres. Opener for Pittsford was “The Train” on July 16 ‘65. Tony Randall and Allen & Rossi in person. It was released in March-talk about having to wait.

rivest266 on January 24, 2016 at 9:19 am

July 15th, 1965 grand opening ad in the photo section.

rivest266 on January 24, 2016 at 11:57 am

June 28th, 1972 grand opening as a twin also in photo section.

ChiefCat on December 27, 2016 at 2:04 pm

I remember going to this theater, I saw “ High Anxiety”, Star Trek 2. Star Wars, Return Of The Jedi, Hoffa. and a few others , ws a nice theater

DavidZornig on January 5, 2018 at 7:36 am

Circa 1977 photo added courtesy of Kenn Mastrodonatoā€ˇ.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 20, 2019 at 4:05 pm

The architect’s name is misspelled. The notice of this theater’s construction in Boxoffice of November 9, 1964, has a different misspelling, Yurchinson. The correct spelling, as listed in the directories of the American Institute of Architects and in the architect’s obituaries is George Edward Yurchison.

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