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The auditorium is being used by OTB. The lobby was once used by an optical company but may soon become a pizzeria.
I drove down Niagara St. and the Capitol Theatre sign which the late John McNab posted is still there. There is also a realtors sign which states Historic Theatre For Sale. Mr.McNab was in the process of renovating this theatre and using it for concerts. That is the same plan for the Rapids on Main St. The target date for its reopening is April.
The above website has a nice interior view of the Patio.
The above site has some information on the Lafayette.
I don’t think the Erie County Library has a copy of John Basil’s book,but in the Special Collections Department of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library there is a manuscript by Ranjit Sandhu,who is an authority on Buffalo theatres. It is said to document every known theatre built before 1939 in the city of Buffalo. It cannot be used outside of the department.
John Basil,who is the author of “True Theatre History During the 20th Century”, has a phone number posted above(716-834-0348). In his book there are a number of pictures of the Lafayette.
The only 2 libraries I know of, in which the book “True Theatre History During the 20th Century” is available,are the Niagara Falls and North Tonawanda Public Libraries.
On Jan. 25th at 2PM the 1916 silent film 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea will be screened as part of the Free Family Film Series. The Mighty Wurlitzer will accompany the film.
The above event deals with a very unique and innovative event which will take place at the Riviera.
The above article deals with this theatre which was in Andy Griffith’s hometown which was the inspiration for Mayberry.
Nice article on the North Park at the site above.
Celebrate Mickey Mouse’s birthday at Sheas. Information can be found at the site above.
The above site has an update on the theatre restoration.
There are 2 newspaper ads for the Sunset at the above website. Notice the price of admission.
Another website which deals with the Boulevard.
Starting in Nov. the Palace has a monthly screening of a Hitchcock film,beginning with Psycho.
The article above deals with the new store which has replaced the theatre.
The above website shows another view of the LaSalle Theatrre. At night the marquee would illuminate Buffalo Ave.
There is information on the North Park at the above website.
I’ve read that the “old” Cataract had over 2000 seats and had one of the largest seating capacities in Western New York.
The website above shows a picture of this theatre.
The above website deals with the Boulevard.
The above website deals with a fundraising challenge undertaken by the directors of the Palace.
The above website deals with Barack Obama’s speech at the Democratic Convention being shown on the big screen at the Riviera. It is interesting to see the many uses that have been found for this historic landmark.