Tioga Theatre

208 Main Street,
Owego, NY 13827

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SchineHistorian on January 28, 2020 at 1:13 pm

Does anyone have current interior photos of this theater? Their website is quite sparse!

Patsy on June 4, 2018 at 8:06 pm

Will be coming to Owego to see friends and see the Tioga Theatre.

MPol on November 6, 2013 at 5:10 am

Although I’m not a resident of Owego, NY, I wish the community all the best of luck in raising the funding for the necessary conversion to digital projection. Both of the independent, non-profit theatres in my area had to do it, and I’m glad to see that they’re both still operating as a result. It’s hard when a cherished movie theatre bites the dust.

Again, all the best of luck to the Owego community.

jeffreyt on October 18, 2013 at 9:31 am

The Tioga just started a “Kickstarter” campaign to raise funds for Digital Projection.

rivest266 on September 8, 2013 at 1:00 pm

official website for this theatre is at http://tiogatheater.com/

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Luis Vazquez on August 21, 2012 at 3:18 pm

As I was driving through Owego on my way to Ithaca, i glimpsed this old theater and did a u turn to take a closer look. Sure enough, it is OPEN though I didn’t have a chance to look inside. Still happy to see that it is still there especially considering the flood damage earlier in the year.

jeffk on June 1, 2012 at 2:49 pm

One more note on the Tioga: it’s in a small town, and with only the larger (original) auditorium equipped with surround sound and a huge wide screen, the owner/manager opens that venue to the film that sells the largest number of tickets. The smaller add-on screening rooms play to the smaller number of tickets. If you want to see the blockbuster in stereo, you’d better hope that film sold the most tix!

jeffk on June 1, 2012 at 2:42 pm

The Tioga Theater suffered flood damage as the Susquehanna overflowed its banks and ravaged the village of Owego in Sept. 2011. The Theater was closed for several weeks, with the marquee holding only this message: “Coming Soon: The Help.” Help came, and the theater is open again, still under renovation. The owner is committed, courageous, and is to be commended.

jeffreyt on June 9, 2010 at 11:17 am

Check out this theatre on Facebook. A few old photos, old programs, etc.

jeffreyt on September 1, 2007 at 8:59 am

Here’s a couple of Oldies

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jeffreyt on September 1, 2007 at 8:44 am

Here is a link to some old and new pictures.

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jeffreyt on August 24, 2007 at 1:32 pm

The Tioga Theatre is still going as a First Run house with 3 screens. The owners didn’t hack up the original auditorium but instead turned the stage area into a 90 seat house (in the mid ‘80s) and also built a 45 seat stadium theatre (early 2000’s)in the building next door. The Tioga is supposedly one of the oldest operating theatres in New York State. It also was (again supposedly) one of the first theatres built with the cantilever balcony system; therefore having no support poles. The balcony remains closed ; extensive renovations are needed and are planned. The main floor (original auditorium) seating was spaced to allow more comfort and still seats a little over 300. This theatre is still in good shape for being nearly 100 years old with lots of plaster mouldings, old light fixtures,& organ lofts (I’m not sure what type of organ was there)The Tioga is also the last “Old Time” theatres in the Binghamton area that is still open. I will post photos when available.