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Broadway Theater

The Broadway Theater, named after the street it is located on, is an abandoned theater in Monticello, New York.

The theater was built in 1920 2 and had a capacity of 975 seats, opening only for the summer tourist season. 2 The building boasted two retail spaces along Broadway.

In 1986, Steven Klar, a lawyer, and developer, purchased the Broadway Theater from Milton Kutscher, the owner of the Kitscher Hotel. 1 Klar renovated the building, reupholstered the seats, cleaned the marquee and replaced the screen, and also opened an ice-cream parlor and candy store in the front storefronts.



  1. Gutis, Phillip S. “Catskills Revivals.” New York Times, 15 Jun. 1986.
  2. NYS Route 42/Broadway. AKRF Engineering, PC, 31 Aug. 2000.

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