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From what I can see this theatre is now used exclusively as a church.
The website below updates restoration efforts regarding the marquee.
A great place to watch a film. Plenty of leg room, an enormous screen,fresh popcorn at a reasonable price and the charm of a historic theatre.
There is a film series (www.hocn.org)featuring documentaries at this theatre taking place now.
It has been a while since films were screened here.
I enjoyed seeing the classic film The Sound of Music on the big screen at Shea’s. It was quite an experience and it was nice to see so many families in attendance.
I had a chance to see this theatre in the late 80’s. It’s nice to see that it is still in use.
The theatre in New Jersey sounds identical to the Jerry Lewis Cinema in Niagara Falls,NY. It is currently used as an OTB.
The above website shows a fantastic view of this classic theatre.
The article above deals with the church which has purchased the theatre
The above article from the Buffalo News spotlights the Riviera.
Above is a 2001 picture of the theatre.
If my memory serves me,during the 70’s the Teck was having trouble getting first run films because the distributors were playing them in the suburban plexes.
The Teck began showing B movies, R rated adult films, and martial arts films.
The LeRoy Theatre (LeRoy,NY) is listed as a Michael DeAngelis theatre.
The above article deals with the Palace turning 85.
The theater in Niagara Falls opened as a 16mm house but later was converted to 35 mm. It eventually became an adult cinema and closed in 2003. Today it is used as a retail store
Sorry. I was misinformed. Are there any theatres still using carbon arc.
The above website deals with an award given to the volunteers at the Riviera by a local preservation group.
I went by the theatre today and noticed the first run film Eclipse and a play by a local theatre group both running at the same time.
It is nice to see the theatre is being used.
Part of the “Welcome” sign is still on the marquee.
It’s too bad that this theatre closed. I think the nearest indoor theatre is the Palace in Lockport. There is also the Sunset Drive-in in Middleport.
I think the church was renting space for use on Sunday.
Is this theatre still open?
There are some really good events scheduled for the Riviera this summer. Check them out at the site above.
The Colvin theatre in Buffalo, NY also had an apartment where the theatre manager lived.
I had the opportunity to tour the projection booth. The projectors still use carbon arc bulbs which project a better quality film.
Above is a 1950’s view of downtown Niagara Falls with the Cataract on the left side of the street with the Strand Theatre behind it.