56 Main Street,
Lockport, NY 14094

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Previous Names: Arcana Theater

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Located at 56 and ½ Main Street (on the south side by Pine Street). The Arcana Theater was opened as a nickelodeon in 1906. It screened Edison’s Kinetoscope motion pictures. The opening program was “The Highway Robbery” and a short feature “Animated Costumes”. Admission was $0.10. The Arcana Theater was damaged by a fire which began in the projection booth on April 2, 1907. The 21 year old projectionist Albert Phillips suffered fatal burns.

By March 1908, the Arcana Theater had reopened and was operated by W. Foster presenting 7 shows a day. In 1910 it was renamed Theatorium and had closed by 1914.

Since demolished, a building on the site in recent years housed the New Main Moon Buffet which had closed by 2017.

Contributed by Louis Badolato
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