Book your stay at our hotel near Proctor’s Theater in Schenectady, NY! This iconic theater is a Schenectady institution, dating all the way back to the mid-1920s and growing to become the region’s most popular concert venue and largest movie screen in the Northeast.
Owned by Frederick Freeman Proctor, the Proctor’s Theater originally opened as a lavish vaudeville theater. Adorned with a marble staircase, a balcony promenade, Corinthian columns, and gold leaf detailing, the theater is said to have been so impressive that when the opening movie screening of Stranded In Paris’ sound malfunctioned, guests didn’t notice because they were too busy marvelling at the theater’s décor. A momentous event in history, the first public demonstration of television was held in the theater in 1930.
After falling into disrepair, the theater was restored to its original glory in the early 80s and added to the National Register of Historic Places. In 2007, two new theaters were added to the large building, providing additional space for a variety of performances. Over the years, a number of famous artists have graced the Proctor’s stage, most notably Mariah Carey, (who taped her popular 1993 thanksgiving special at the theater), and Britney Spears.
Today, the theater is still a popular spot to check out a film or performance. The grandiose interiors bring guests back to the roaring 20s, and the diversity in shows and events ensure there’s something for everyone! Our hotel is near the Proctor’s Theater in Schenectady, NY, making it the ideal place to stay when visiting this iconic historic landmark.
Book your stay at our hotel near Proctor’s Theater in Schenectady, NY today!
One of the most recognized symbols of Schenectady, Proctor’s Theater stands tall as one of the oldest theaters in New York, and the site of the first public demonstration of television. Regarded as one of the most popular things to do in Schenectady, NY, guests can check out a movie or a live show at the theater while enjoying the stunning refurbished interiors and historic atmosphere.