Allendale Theatre

203 Allen Street,
Buffalo, NY

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PGlenat
PGlenat on November 13, 2004 at 10:05 am

Oops. you’re right. I was dredging the title up from 20 or so years back. Well I tried. Thanks for the correction.

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[Deleted] on November 13, 2004 at 9:25 am

“Taxi zum Klo” is a German made comedy film from the early eighties. You can rent it on video.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on November 13, 2004 at 9:08 am

“Taxi zum Close”?????
You mean “Taxi zum Klo” or “Taxi to the Toilet”

Something the likes of which we are never likely to see again in either mainstream theatres or art houses.

PGlenat
PGlenat on November 13, 2004 at 8:46 am

I remember going to the Allendale in it’s less than glorious years. For a time it showed a wild mix of movies…from the french version of La Cage aux Folles to Taxi zum Close, and everything in between. The original ceiling had been covered up, lowered with panels and painted black (either to cover up damage, since the roof leaked badly, or to help with the heating in winter). Restoration took far longer than originally anticipated. A less than sympathetic city administration, in power for a time, added to the delay. It didn’t help that structural weaknesses caused the old marquee to collapse in the middle of Allen St one night. As I recall the theater was taken over at one point by a party who had no viable plan for it’s restoration and use nor adequate financing in place to carry it out. At one point it came close to being demolished until TOY stepped in and saved the day. It’s encouraging to see that it has finally been restored.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on November 13, 2004 at 7:45 am

The original seating capacity was 780.

roberttoplin
roberttoplin on April 15, 2004 at 7:28 am

The Allendale opened on Sept.23,1913, as a Photoplay theatre showing “Ivanhoe”. The Architect was Leon H. Lempert,Jr. of Rochester, N.Y.