Avon Theater

121 South Peterboro Street,
Canastota, NY 13032

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Previously operated by: Kallet Theaters Inc.

Previous Names: Sherwood Theater

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Avon Theater...Canastota New York

Originally opened as the Sherwood Theater around 1914, by 1941, it had been renamed Avon Theater.

The Avon Theater closed around 1981.

Contributed by Lost Memory

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Patsy on August 17, 2009 at 11:15 am

Lost: The May 13 photo shows a marquee in need of repair, but it has what looks like a Vitrolite facade and half moon doors which would be original.

Patsy on August 17, 2009 at 1:03 pm

I don’t know either, but I do know via a recent email the demise of another NYS theatre that has been razed in Canisteo NY.

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on August 17, 2009 at 1:48 pm

Don’t think it’s there anymore, what do you think?

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Patsy on August 17, 2009 at 1:53 pm

The above link doesn’t seem to work. And I agree that it doesn’t seem to be there anymore.

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on August 17, 2009 at 1:56 pm

Works for me in 2 different browsers. Safari and Firefox…

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on December 30, 2009 at 7:36 am

You can recognize the brick building with four 2nd story windows to the right of the theatre in both the old photo and the current map. Where the theatre was you can now see a gray building which is two stories tall in front, but angles down to only one story tall in back. It’s obvious that the theatre is gone and replaced by this smaller building.

Jack Theakston
Jack Theakston on June 26, 2013 at 10:03 pm

I believe the Sherwood was original opened around 1914, and was owned by a gentleman by the name of Ralph Balducci, who leased it to Herman Rakov. Rakov owned a number of theaters in the Central New York area. A 1921 New York Supreme Court case shows that Rakov was given the boot for not living up to conditions stated in his lease (and judging from a number of other lawsuits against him, did the same everywhere), and in January 1921, the theater was leased to Mike Kallet.

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