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LouB commented about Aurora Theatre on Jun 12, 2008 at 11:33 pm

http://www.theauroratheatre.com/about.html

There are pictures and background on the theatre at the website above.

LouB
LouB commented about Riviera Theatre on Jun 8, 2008 at 10:07 pm

http://www.rivieratheater.org/

Check out the 2008 Summer Classic Film Series at the Riviera on the above website.

LouB
LouB commented about Medina Theatre on Jun 6, 2008 at 10:10 pm

This theatre opened as part of the Schines chain in 1930. In 1950 it became a Warner Brothers' theatre. It was part of the Dipson chain from 1955-1975. I was in Medina in 1985 and the theatre was closed,but I was told it had been last used as a restaurant.

LouB
LouB commented about Palace Theatre on Jun 6, 2008 at 9:56 pm

Patsy:The name of the theatre owner is Jay Ruof. The website doesn’t list the theatre as Patti’s,but the phone number is still 716-649-2295. Below is the web with contact information for the theatre.
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LouB
LouB commented about Palace Theatre on Jun 6, 2008 at 11:28 am

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Some historical information on this theatre at the above site.

LouB
LouB commented about Le Roy Theatre on May 30, 2008 at 12:42 pm

http://movie-theatre.org/usa/ny/rochester/west.pdf

Information on this theatre can be found on the above website.

LouB
LouB commented about Niagara Falls Cinema on May 28, 2008 at 4:47 pm

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There is some information about this theatre at the above website.

LouB
LouB commented about Lafayette Theatre on May 27, 2008 at 10:28 pm

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There is a picture of the theatre at the above website.

LouB
LouB commented about Shea's Kensington Theater on May 26, 2008 at 5:59 pm

I found the following list of owners for this theatre at http://movie-theatre.org:

1926-1930 Shea Operating Co. (Paramount-Publix)
1935-1948 Buffalo Pictures (Paramount)
1948-1955 New Buffalo Amusements (Loew’s)
1969-1980 Dipson Circuit

LouB
LouB commented about Capitol Theatre on May 13, 2008 at 6:20 pm

Theatre is for sale.

LouB
LouB commented about Broadway Theatre on May 6, 2008 at 10:44 am

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Here is an update on the sale of this theatre. Please note the new owners envision showing movies again.

LouB
LouB commented about Allendale Theatre on Apr 26, 2008 at 8:54 pm

http://buffaloah.com/h/movie/k/source/7.html

The above website has a picture of the Allendale with its marquee intact.

LouB
LouB commented about Broadway Theatre on Apr 20, 2008 at 9:54 pm

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According to the article above the Broadway has been purchased and will be renovated

LouB
LouB commented about Transit Drive-In on Apr 18, 2008 at 10:39 pm

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The above article deals with the opening of the Transit for the 2008 season.

LouB
LouB commented about Mancuso Theatre on Apr 15, 2008 at 3:29 pm

I saw Fatal Attraction in this theatre. At that time it was a twin cinema and was being operated by the Dipsons. The theatre was in excellent condition.

LouB
LouB commented about Riviera Theatre on Apr 13, 2008 at 11:28 am

There are some really nice pictures in the posting above.

LouB
LouB commented about Towne Theatre on Apr 12, 2008 at 6:14 pm

I think this theatre later was known as the Towne Theatre and showed second run films for $1.

LouB
LouB commented about Shea's Performing Arts Center on Apr 11, 2008 at 3:14 pm

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The above website is the obituary for Mr.Shea.

LouB
LouB commented about Cataract Theatre on Apr 11, 2008 at 12:39 pm

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This article deals with the 1929 acquisition of the Cataract and Strand Theatres by Fox Theatres.

LouB
LouB commented about Riviera Theatre on Apr 9, 2008 at 12:42 pm

I have come across an ad for this theatre from Sept.4,1982. Rocky III was playing and the price of admission was $1

LouB
LouB commented about Shea's Performing Arts Center on Apr 7, 2008 at 3:27 pm

Patsy,
That’s a good idea. Fortunately,they still show films there. In fact, The Wizard of Oz is scheduled for April 20th.

LouB
LouB commented about Shea's Performing Arts Center on Apr 7, 2008 at 3:11 pm

Patsy,
I remember writing the post and I won’t forget seeing a classic film like Ben Hur, with a legendary actor in Charlton Heston, at a classic theatre. If Sheas offered this film again,I’d be there.

LouB
LouB commented about Drive-ins in WNY/NW PA/Triad Area (NC) that have gone dark on Mar 27, 2008 at 5:08 pm

The Batavia Drive-in on Rt.5 in Batavia,NY was still standing in the late 80’s.

There were 3 drive-ins in Niagara County,the Starlite,Auto Vue, and Boulevard but they were demolished.

LouB
LouB commented about Shea's Performing Arts Center on Mar 22, 2008 at 11:07 pm

http://www.pbase.com/kjosker/image/28262972

This site shows the old marquee which has since been replaced.

LouB
LouB commented about Shea's Performing Arts Center on Mar 22, 2008 at 11:01 pm

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There is a nice view of Sheas and downtown Buffalo at the above site.