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Smith Opera House, Geneva

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Theater · Concert / Show
Smith Opera House, also known as the Geneva Theater, the Smith, and Smith's Opera House, is a historic theater building located at Geneva in Ontario County, New York. It was constructed in 1894 and is a ​3 1⁄2-story, detached brick-and-stone building. It was built by one of Geneva's most respected citizens, William Smith. It was renovated in 1931 as a movie theater by architect Victor Rigaumount in a unique combination of Art Deco and Baroque motifs. The Geneva Theatre was renamed Smith Opera House in 1983.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. It is located in the Geneva Downtown Commercial Historic District.

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  • The Smith Opera House is one of those places that leaves an indelible imprint on your mind, The restored grandeur of the building is amazing! the Premiere proformances of music, movies and plays, are....  more »
  • We visited the historic Smith Opera House to attend a concert – 60’s folk musicians. The venue is really quite something – carefully restored, great acoustics, a wide stage, and good seats...  more »
  • The Smith Opera House was incredible. The place was very clean and they are doing a lot of renovations to the inside of the building. The things that they have done so far have only made a great venue even better. If you have the opportunity to attend a function at this location, I would strongly recommend it.
  • I saw a play there, don't remember it put loved the architecture of the venue. Very nice theater. (I have no culture, so I have been told. Explains not remembering the play😊)

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