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Ellen Terry Theater / Siano Building

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2015 Proposal

December 2016
May 2017
Credit: Cinema Treasures, Buffalo Rising, Manuel Barreto, Buffalo Rising.


363 Grant Street, Buffalo NY 14213
SBL: 88.75-5-38
Niagara Council District
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Across from: 368 Grant Street (also owned by HES Properties)


Matthew and Chris Siano
HES PROPERTIES II, LLC, per City of Buffalo Property Information
NYS Corporation and Business Entity Database

Physical Description

Multi-story, 948 seat, brick theater on a corner parcel

Current Condition

After sitting as a vacant lot for 15 years, it was replaced by one of the few excellent infill buildings in the city


  • Mike Puma: "It was first the Grant, then the Amherst, and finally the Ellen Terry from what I can tell so far. Built in 1914, demolished in 2001 and designed by Mann & Cook."
  • November 23, 1914 - Grand opening
  • by 1926 - Operating as a movie theater
  • July 2, 1961 - Last day as a movie theater. Occasionally used for live theater again.
  • August 2001 - Demolished for a vacant lot.

Recent Events and Actions Taken

  • July 2015 - HES Properties proposed a three story 12,600 sq.ft. apartment building with first floor retail to be designed by architect John Wingfelder. Buffalo Rising

Other Pertinent Facts

  • 'The Ellen Terry Theatre was named after the English stage actress who was born in 1847 and died in 1928.' Cinema Treasures


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Added 2013-11-15 • Last changed 2018-03-28