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There are pictures and background on the theatre at the website above.
Check out the 2008 Summer Classic Film Series at the Riviera on the above website.
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.
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.
Some historical information on this theatre at the above site.
Information on this theatre can be found on the above website.
There is some information about this theatre at the above website.
There is a picture of the theatre at the above website.
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
Theatre is for sale.
Here is an update on the sale of this theatre. Please note the new owners envision showing movies again.
The above website has a picture of the Allendale with its marquee intact.
According to the article above the Broadway has been purchased and will be renovated
The above article deals with the opening of the Transit for the 2008 season.
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.
There are some really nice pictures in the posting above.
I think this theatre later was known as the Towne Theatre and showed second run films for $1.
The above website is the obituary for Mr.Shea.
This article deals with the 1929 acquisition of the Cataract and Strand Theatres by Fox Theatres.
I have come across an ad for this theatre from Sept.4,1982. Rocky III was playing and the price of admission was $1
That’s a good idea. Fortunately,they still show films there. In fact, The Wizard of Oz is scheduled for April 20th.
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.
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.
This site shows the old marquee which has since been replaced.
There is a nice view of Sheas and downtown Buffalo at the above site.