Grider-Kensington Theater


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525 Grider Street, Buffalo NY


Grider Community Gardens LLC
Owner at time of demolition: Grider Community Gardens LLC

Physical Description

One story, one screen, 455 seat brick theater building

Current Condition

Demolished. Vacant lot.


  • 1916 - Opened as the Kensington Theatre (not to be confused with the Shea's Kensington Theatre)
    • Possibly later renamed Grider-Kensington Theater
  • 1955 - Theater closed
  • Last used as a church

Recent Events and Actions Taken

  • November 2015 - Per reader Curtis R Anderson, demolition of this building began around November 2015

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Added 2015-08-25 • Last changed 2017-03-20