The Empire was located at 2109 Empire Boulevard near Route 104. June 3rd, 1949
was its grand opening with the feature presentation "Mickey" starring Lois Butler.
It boasted a large green
screen with enormous pink letters. According to the International Motion Picture
Almanac, the Empire held 830 cars.
The theater's final year of operation was 1982. It was demolished and replaced with a 12-screen Loews multiplex movie theater and a strip mall. If you have any pictures of this theater, please send me an e-mail!!
NewYorkDriveIns.com Empire Page
Grand Opening Ad (from Rochester Democrat & Chronicle - June 3, 1949)
WXXI's 1994 "Remember Too" documentary screen shots coming soon (pending WXXI approval) including multiple photos of the theater
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