A Closer Look: The once-splendid Beaux-Arts Broadway Theatre
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Wednesday, July 10, 2019
The Broadway Theatre was once a place for movie theater splendor on the East Side. The Beaux-Arts theater was designed by Henry Spann, who designed the North Park Theatre. The 928-seat theater opened in 1915 at 512 Broadway as the Sattler Theatre. The name changed five years later, and it was known as Basil's Broadway in later years. By the mid-1960s, the theater had become a house of worship. Since 1996, it has been empty and in decline. A partnership between the Western New York Minority Media Professionals and Ellicott Development is seeking to return the theater to its former glory.