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“Now a Barnes and Noble”
Review of Chateau Theater

Chateau Theater
Ranked #15 of 52 things to do in Rochester
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Owner description: Built in 1927, the Chateau was one of the most elaborate theatres built in Rochester in the early 1900s. The exterior sunburst design marquee is lit with 636 light bulbs. Its unique French Village decor includes interior balconies and turrets and, on the ceiling, stars in the night sky. Refurbished in 1994, this elegant old theatre now houses a Barnes and Noble Bookstore and Starbucks Cafe.
Reviewed 7 May 2014

Interesting use of space of a former movie theater. Nice just to see what has been preserved, especially on the second floor.

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Reviewed 23 March 2014

The original film projection booth sits above the second floor balcony, hidden behind the giant Barnes & Noble mural. The theatre's historic decorative side walls — replicate an early French (Normandy) village. The castle, with 40 balconies and 20-foot-high (6.1 m) turrets, resembles a 10th-century French castle (chateau). Children and adults will love it!

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Reviewed 5 January 2014

I went to this Theatre when it really was a theater (I am 49 years old), I remember sitting in the theater seats before the movie started and staring at the stars in the ceiling, and looking at the "castle walls" . Barnes and Noble Bookstore is there now and they have retained the beauty of the building inside and out! This is not a real movie theater any more, it is a book store!! If you are looking for Paragon Theater/also called Chateau 14, that is one of the Theater here in town.

Thank uffdabaybee
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

This bookstore is located in a beautiful old theatre and it is a great place to buy magazines, books, gifts or have a snack at their food center. It is a relaxing environment to just wander and read titles or look at magazines. It is one of my favorite places to vist.

1  Thank LilysueCEO
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

It's one of the amazing view you can experience for history, reading a book and have your favourit coffee from near by Starbucks . We all enjoy it .

Thank Haider R
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