Court Theater

36 Court Street,
Binghamton, NY 13901

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Functions: Drugstore

Previous Names: Hippodrome Theater

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Hippodrome, c1913

Originally called the Hippodrome Theater, and apparently opened on September 9, 1908, contemporary accounts and a 1958 reminiscence by a former projectionist agree that from its inception this was Binghamton’s first “talking” picture house, using an early Edison cylinder process to show silent films synchronized to a phonograph record.

The theater was completely remodeled with a new interior and reopened as the Court Theater in February 1914. The theater continued to operate until it was sold to Hamlin’s Drugs for an expansion in November 1926. The Court Theater continued for a few more months into 1927 before the new tenants took possession.

The old building still stands today, and still houses a drug store - now CVS. The back parking lot is the former site of the Lyric Theater, which by 2021 has had a commercial building built onto it.

Contributed by Adam Marsland

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rivest266 on February 16, 2017 at 7:46 pm

Mozart and Hippodrome grand opening ads

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spectrum on March 26, 2021 at 11:24 am

Still there in 2021. The site of the adjacent Lyric Theatre is no longer a parking lot; there is a new commercial building there.

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