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Landmark Theatre

362 South Salina Street, Syracuse, NY, USA
Seats (approximate)
2922

ABOUT THIS THEATRE

Description
The Landmark Theatre was designed by Thomas W. Lamb and was christened Loew's State Theatre on February 18, 1928. Built at the close of the Roaring Twenties, Loew's State offered freewheeling audiences double bills of famous stage acts and first-run moving pictures. When the stock market crashed a year later, patrons continued to flock to the theatre, where grandeur replaced despair. The theatre provided the ultimate escape. Often labeled Indo-Persian, architect Lamb further described the theatre as "European, Byzantine, Romanesque - which is the Orient as it came to us through the merchants of Venice." Audiences were ushered into Lamb's exotic world through the main lobby, which boasted a chandelier designed by Louis Tiffany for Cornelius Vanderbilt's mansion, and the grandest of the theatre's several huge murals. The Musician's Gallery, located over the front doors, featured quartet serenades as intermission entertainment during the '30s. Patrons who ascended the grand staircase reached the promenade lobby, where they delighted in finding a fishpond with a Japanese pagoda fountain. The main auditorium, which houses 1,832 of the theatre's 3,300 seats, was decorated in rich reds and golds and accented with wall ornaments throughout. The 1,400-pipe Wurlitzer organ offered its own exotic flavor, treating patrons to such sounds as a glockenspiel, marimba, bird whistles, hoof beats and surf sounds. Crowds flocked to Loew's State throughout the Depression and World War II and yet, like so many other great movie palaces (including six razed in Syracuse), the theatre's attendance began dropping steadily in the '50s. By 1975, it seemed that the pride of Syracuse would fall prey to the wrecker's ball to allow for parking/shopping complex. However, in 1977, a group of concerned citizens banded together to form the Syracuse Landmark Theatre, or SALT. SALT had the local landmark placed on the National Register of Historic Places, opening the door to government funding. By the end of 1977, the group had acquired the theater and began restoring its original splendor. Impressed with the dedication of the SALT volunteers and staff, New York State's Parks Commission began offering ongoing funding, as have Onondaga County and the City of Syracuse. Today, the theatre continues its restoration and fundraising efforts, while offering the Syracuse area a full schedule of live performances by the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, touring Broadway shows, and a wide variety of renowned musicians.
Miss Saigon
Apr 28, 2020 - May 03, 2020
Musical Revival Drama
My Fair Lady
Dec 10, 2019 - Dec 13, 2019
Music by Frederick Loewe; Book by Alan Jay Lerner; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Musical Revival Comedy
Jersey Boys
Nov 12, 2019 - Nov 14, 2019
Music by Bob Gaudio; Book by Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice; Lyrics by Bob Crewe
Musical Original
Jesus Christ Superstar
Oct 01, 2019 - Oct 04, 2019
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Musical Revival Drama
Musical Original Comedy
Les Misérables
Mar 26, 2019 - Mar 31, 2019
Musical Revival Drama
The Illusionists
Jan 23, 2018 - Jan 23, 2018
Music by Evan Jolly
Special Original Magic
The Lion King - Rafiki
Oct 26, 2017 - Nov 12, 2017
Music by Elton John; Book by Irene Mecchi, Roger Allers; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Musical Original
Motown The Musical
May 16, 2017 - May 21, 2017
Musical Original Drama
Wicked - Munchkinland
Mar 15, 2017 - Mar 26, 2017
Music by Stephen Schwartz; Book by Winnie Holzman; Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Musical Original
Jersey Boys
Sep 15, 2016 - Sep 18, 2016
Music by Bob Gaudio; Book by Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice; Lyrics by Bob Crewe
Musical Original
The Phantom of the Opera
Apr 06, 2016 - Apr 17, 2016
Musical Original Drama
Matilda The Musical
Dec 01, 2015 - Dec 06, 2015
Music by Tim Minchin; Book by Dennis Kelly; Lyrics by Tim Minchin
Musical Original
Musical Original Comedy
War Horse
Nov 26, 2013 - Dec 01, 2013
Songmaker: John Tams
Play Original Drama
Wicked - Munchkinland
Nov 27, 2012 - Dec 09, 2012
Music by Stephen Schwartz; Book by Winnie Holzman; Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Musical Original
Jersey Boys
Oct 09, 2012 - Oct 28, 2012
Music by Bob Gaudio; Book by Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice; Lyrics by Bob Crewe
Musical Original
La Cage aux Folles
Sep 29, 1987 - Oct 01, 1987
Music by Jerry Herman; Book by Harvey Fierstein; Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Musical Original Comedy
Noises Off
Dec 09, 1985 - Dec 10, 1985
Written by Michael Frayn
Play Original Comedy Farce
Camelot
Oct 22, 1985 - Oct 27, 1985
Music by Frederick Loewe; Book by Alan Jay Lerner; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Musical Revival
Sugar Babies
May 28, 1985 - Jun 02, 1985
Music by Jimmy McHugh; Book based on traditional material written by Ralph G. Allen; Lyrics by Al Dubin, Dorothy Fields
Musical Original Revue Comedy Burlesque
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
Apr 23, 1981 - Apr 25, 1981
Music by Carol Hall; Book by Larry L. King, Peter Masterson; Lyrics by Carol Hall
Musical Original Comedy
Grease
Jan 22, 1974 - Jan 22, 1974
Musical Original Comedy