More than just a beautiful historic theatre.

The Landmark Theatre is the largest proscenium theatre in Central New York, with over 2,800 seats in our auditorium. Each year, we host everything from touring Broadway shows to concerts to comedians and more. These events attract over 100,000 guests per year, with over 50% of these patrons traveling from outside of Onondaga County. As the anchor of the historic Salina Street district, we’re a significant driver of economic activity in Downtown Syracuse.

For over three generations, the Landmark Theatre has been a center of arts and entertainment for Central New York. But 90+ years of service to the community has taken its toll. To ensure this historic gem is preserved for future generations, critical projects need to be undertaken; primarily, the replacement of the marquee and the auditorium seats.

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What we are going to do:

After 50 Syracuse winters, our Salina Street marquee is damaged beyond repair, does not allow us to provide timely event information, and is not indicative of the Landmark’s interior beauty. We will replace the marquee with a modernized replica of the 1928 original, but with 21st century amenities: high-resolution video on the north and south faces and LED, energy-efficient lighting to the structure (see artist rendering, left).

Our seats, originally designed for a 1920s audience, are also in need of an upgrade. We will replace all of them with historically accurate and comfortable seats that are more in line with the needs and wants of contemporary audiences. We’ll also include additional options for accessible seating throughout the orchestra level and improve the aisle lighting to provide our patrons with a better experience.

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How you can help:

We plan to replace the marquee and the seats in the summer of 2020 to be ready for the 2020-21 season. We are 80% of the way to our goal, thanks to a grant secured by Assemblyman Bill Magnarelli. However, we need to raise the remaining 20% by the end of the year to ensure this timeline is met.

The Syracuse community (and beyond!) has always rallied behind us, and we’ve been incredibly fortunate to receive support from local foundations, businesses, and individual donors. We’re asking you to consider making a gift that will help us achieve our goal.

Your generous financial donations help us achieve very specific goals; these are detailed on the donations page. We have tried to make it as clear as possible where your valuable money goes in the ongoing restoration of this beautiful and historic theatre.

This is your historic treasure to maintain and preserve for future generations.

This is your home for arts and entertainment.

This is your Landmark.

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What better way to honor a loved one or celebrate your support for the Landmark than by dedicating one of the new seats in our auditorium?

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Your support enables us to complete these major projects. If you’d like your gift to be restricted to a particular project, please contact us at (315) 475-7979.



The Landmark Theatre is downtown Syracuse’s last surviving movie palace, and it is central to the cultural life of Central New York and the memories of our community. Aligning your company with the Landmark is a highly visible way to support our mission and continued growth.