Restoring elegance to a movie palace

posted by Michael Zoldessy on April 22, 2009 at 11:00 am

BUFFALO, NY — A nice look into the past and future of a surviving movie palace, Shea’s Performing Arts Center.

Motion picture industry pioneer Marcus Loew once said, “We sell tickets to theaters, not movies.”

Loew had movie palaces like Shea’s in mind when he said it.

Everything about the lavish, ornate and palatial “Wonder Theatre” and its neo-classic Spanish Baroque interior was meant to transport people into a breathtaking world of elegance befitting a European palace or opera house.

Read the full story in the Buffalo News.

(Thanks to Aneurysm9 for providing the photo.)

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