Movie Magic returns to the Oldest Theater in Rochester
On the heels of the news of an Iconic Buffalo movie institution changing hands, comes the news that the oldest movie theater in Rochester, New York is set to reopen with a new twist.
There are several historic theaters in New York state where you can still catch a show or a movie. The Clemens Center in Elmira is a 1925 vaudeville and silent movie house that was once billed as "the largest and most beautiful theater between Buffalo and New York City".
The Landmark Theatre in Syracuse is believed to be the oldest "Oriental-style" movie palace in the country.
The oldest theater in Rochester, which closed its doors in 2021, is now slated to reopen and will offer a first-of-its-kind feature in the region.
The historic theater that opened in 1914 as The Clinton, originally had dirt floors and benches for its patrons. A renovation in the 1940s brought about a name change that stuck for decades, as the space became known as "The Cinema". The historical theater nearly closed in both the 80s and 2000s but managed to fight its way through some tough times. But as the COVID-19 pandemic took its hold on the country, The Cinema finally closed its doors for good in 2021.
But just months after its shuttering, new owners stepped in and launched a renovation of the space. A husband and wife duo agreed to lease the space in April of last year, and are now set to re-open the historic venue under its new name, ROC Cinema.
The new ROC Cinema will be opening as Rochester's first "Dine-In" movie theater. The new space will offer oversized leather executive seats, and conference-style tabletops so you can enjoy dinner and drinks while you watch your movie.
You'll also be able to order from the comfort of your seat on their free mobile app, so you don't miss a second of the action. And no need to go to the snack bar, your order will be delivered right to your seat.
You can find out more about the "Dine-In" movie on their Facebook page, or by CLICKING HERE.
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