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“historic opera house--great for movies, musicals, live music”
Review of Smith Opera House

Smith Opera House
Ranked #14 of 32 things to do in Geneva
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Owner description: Built in 1894, the fully restored Smith Opera House presents the best live music, outstanding local and travelling theatrical productions and the finest films on the region's largest indoor movie screen for audiences of all ages. Noted for its superb acoustics and exquisite decor, the historic Smith Opera House is open year-round and offers the widest variety of performing arts opportunities in the Finger Lakes and beyond.
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Great place to see movies (large screen, good sound system) musical theater, opera, and some types of live music. Haven't been in since they got air conditioning, but that should make it much more pleasant in hot Geneva summers.

Thank CynthiaW403
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Reviewed 17 July 2013

Historic theater that has various show offerings from modern movies to live musical groups. Close to restaurants and within walking distance of the water.

Thank Jay M
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Reviewed 16 April 2013

I have been to SOH many times. Sometimes stupid people cause issues but the staff there deals with them quickly and efficiently. Great acoustics and a beautiful venue make for many great shows. The cabaret is quaint and the staff is funny..

1  Thank Roxanne K
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Reviewed 7 March 2013

The SOH and the Geneva police should BAN alcohol from the rock concerts. People rowdy and crazy and drunk. They were disgusting when we wanted to enjoy George Thorogood's show. People standing in front of us, drunk, acting stupid! Shame on the SOH and the police for promoting drinking and driving too. Then we were told no pictures while Everyone else was flashing cameras for pics and even recording the concert and hardly one word from the security guards. What a joke.

2  Thank Roberta D
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Reviewed 2 March 2013

While it is a lovely historic place, the worst thing they could have ever done was started holding rock & roll type shows there. I am in a Rock/Country band myself, and grew up in the 60's, but crowds for these types of shows cannot be controlled, and should not be put in a facility such as the SOH. We went to see Government Mule, and left after the 2nd song. No one (except us) sat in there seats and even filled the aisles. After putting up with not being able to see from where we sat, we then had an entire glass of beer dumped in my lap. When we tried to make our exit, it was almost impossible to get down the aisle. There is a time and place for such shows, and the SOH is not one of them. I saw Blood Sweat and Tears there back in the late 80's, and was able to see and enjoy the show just fine. The Smith Opera House should be ashamed for allowing such behavior in such a wonderful place. We will never go again, for anything!

2  Thank Cinquegrana
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