August 19, 2011

The Lost Hellman Theaters

As I was researching a couple of other theaters, including the Hellman, when I came across these two newspaper articles. They both address a project I had never heard of and that apparently never came to be: Construction of another Hellman-owned theater at Stuyvesant Plaza on Western Avenue.

The first article is from the Altamont Enterprise and is dated April 30, 1965...

The second article, from the Amsterdam Evening Recorder October 5, 1965, had an even bigger surprise included. The Hellman's had planned to build a second theater next to the existing Hellman Theatre on Washington Avenue. I can only imagine how cool that would have been, two giant-screened movie houses right next to each other!

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