Gayety Theater


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March 2018
Photo credit: Cinema Treasures, Mark Paradowski


352 Pearl Street, Buffalo, NY 14202
SBL: 111.46-1-1.11
Ellicott Council District
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Now part of a larger parcel known as 364 Pearl Street

Next to: Hurst Building
Across from: Grant's Department Store and D E Morgan Building


City of Buffalo

Physical Description

1602 seat theater Cinema Treasures

Current Condition

Demolished. Now part of an expanded parking ramp.


  • January 12,1914 - Theater built "by the New York City firm of William H. McElfatrick for burlesque entertainment."
    • "Over the years it had various owners and went by various names including The Playhouse, State, Filmarte, and Old Vienna." WNY Heritage Press
  • October 9,1955 - Demolished for a surface parking lot which remained undeveloped for 50 years.

Recent Events and Actions Taken

  • 2003 - Parking ramp extension built on surface parking lot

Other Pertinent Facts


Cinema Treasures - Old Vienna Theatre

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