Elvin Theatre

117 W. Main Street,
Endicott, NY 13760

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Previously operated by: Comerford Theaters Inc.

Architects: William Normile, Gerald Schenck

Firms: Lacey, Schenck & Cummings

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the Elvin comes down

The Elvin Theatre was opened on September 2, 1922, and continued until at least 1950.

It was later used for storage, and was then demolished and the site used as a parking lot. Today a branch of HSBC Bank stands on the site.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 6, 2012 at 12:44 am

A comment on the Cinema Endicott page says that the Elvin Theatre was owned by the Ammerman family. I think perhaps this item in the April 8, 1922, issue of The American Contractor was about the Elvin, and a copy editor just garbled the owner’s name:

“Theatre (M. P.): 1 sty. 52x140. Main St., Endicott, N. Y. Archt. Schenk & Normille, Phelps bldg., Binghamton. Owner S. H. Aminerson, village pres., L. H. Deitrich, care Lyric Theatre, Endicott. Hollow tile & t. c. Drawing plans.”
It wouldn’t be surprising that they got the owner’s name wrong, as they surely misspelled the name of one of the architects, William Normile, and probably the other, who must have been Gerald Schenck, later of Lacey, Schenck & Cummings.

jeffk on February 25, 2013 at 7:20 pm

But Kate wrote on the State Theater page: My Grandparents, Howard and Florence Ammerman owned the Elvin. The Elvin was named for the founders' wives (my grandfather’s first wife).

adamghost on September 9, 2013 at 9:58 pm

Opened Saturday, September 2, 1922.

KateinFLA on April 13, 2015 at 7:58 pm

SH Ammerman was Samuel Howard Ammerman, known as Howard.His first wife, I believe her name was Vina Ammerman, was not my Grandmother, however, my Grandmother, Florence Ammerman, ran the theater after my grandfather died in 1940.

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