The Historic Park Theater in downtown Glens Falls, NY

The Park Theater is a premier theater, concert, and private event destination in the heart of downtown Glens Falls. The newly renovated century-old theater holds a long and storied history within the historic town of Glens Falls:

1911

The Park Theater Opened its Doors

The Park Theater opened its doors on December 23, 1911 as the first movie theater in Glens Falls. The town gathered to watch silent films and vaudeville shows until the theater’s closure in 1935.

1937

The Glens Falls Post Co Era

The Glens Falls Post Co., publishers of The Post-Star, purchased the building and converted it into a printing plant.

1984

Dr. Harold Kirkpatrick

Dr. Harold Kirkpatrick, a local plastic surgeon, bought the building and worked on improving it with hopes of using it as a performing arts center. He rented the space out for occasional concerts.

2010

Entrepreneur Jerry Aratare

Entrepreneur Jerry Aratare renovated and reopened The Park as a movie theater, salvaging furnishings and a refurbished 35mm projector from past theater projects.

2014

Purchased by Elizabeth Miller

In July 2014, local developer Elizabeth Miller (president of Miller Mechanical) purchased the property from the Kirkpatrick family and began a several years-long renovation project with the help of AJA Architecture and Planning and Cifone Construction Co.

2018

The Park Theater Reopens

The Park Theater reopened as a state-of-the-art performing arts center, featuring national and international touring performers, as well as local community artists and productions. The new renovation included an upscale restaurant, named in memory of Dr. Kirkpatrick, “Doc’s Restaurant”.

2020

2019/2020 Season

At the end of The Park Theater’s 2019/20 season the world began to shut down, following safety concerns regarding a virus later identified as COVID-19. The Park Theater rediscovered its movie theater roots by offering Dinner & A Movie events in a safe and socially distanced setting.

2021

The Park Theater Foundation

The Park Theater Foundation was established, launching its inaugural outdoor Summer Concert Series and highly anticipated 2021/22 season.

The Park is Proud to be a Member of these organizations:

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Come visit the new Park Theater and see for yourself!