The Glove Theatre celebrates its 100th season in 2014 and, according to Richard Samrov, you’d need an exhaustive and fact-filled book to really do justice to the place’s long and glorious history. Fortunately, Samrov, a Gloversville native who went to the Fashion Institute of Technology and worked as a designer in New York for years, is working on what he hopes will be such a book.
Now 75 and the volunteer executive director and historian at the Gloversville Performing Arts Center — which houses the theater — Samrov is involved in a serious labor of love when it comes to the 100-year-old building at 42 N. Main St. “I could go on and on about this place,” said Samrov, who served as an usher at the theater during the 1950s when he was in high school. “This was a grand old theater in its day, and it will be again. I’m old enough to remember. It used to be lovely.”