403 State Street

403 State Street

Proctor’s Theatre

Proctor’s Theatre was Schenectady’s premiere vaudeville house, constructed in 1926. The style of the interior is Adamesque with extensive use of applied plaster decoration. It has recently been restored and is listed in the National Register.

UPDATE: The name is now Proctors without an apostrophe, though you’ll notice the theatre’s cafe is called Apostrophe. Under the direction of Philip Morris (the man, not the brand), Proctors has been central to the revitalization of downtown.