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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.
The above website has a photo of the Granada.
Here is a different view of the theatre.
This site shows a picture of the Paramount.
The site above shows a picture of this theatre.
This site shows the marquee of the Allendale.
Some nice pictures of the North Park here.
This article deals with the demolition of this theatre.
This website shows a picture of the theatres auditorium which is being used as a church.
Will the theatre be known as the WNY Performance Center?
I was sad to read that Ike Erlichman who booked films for the North Park along with the other Dipson theatres has died.
I was in the mall on Sunday and you’re right,it is a ghost town. The lobby of the twin is used for retail space.
Across the road the sign for the Summit 6 is still in view although most of the letters, thanking patrons for 15 years of patronage,have fallen down.
I have some friends who were projectionists at the theatres and they remember those days well.
I recently saw the movie National Treasure:Book of Secrets here. Seeing this film on the Palace’s big screen with its elegant surroundings certainly made this special.
As you can see by the above article renovations continue at the Riv!
The above article deals with the Wurlitzer organ at the Riviera.
This theatre was used in the movie,The Natural.
Correction-renovation not renevation.
The above site shows renevation currently taking place.
For everyone who enjoys movies at Sheas, their website shows a screening of the 1922 silent film,Robin Hood on Jan.13th at 2PM.
In the article above the author talks about seeing a movie on the big screen and how it differs from viewing it on TV. I couldn’t agree more.
I’m glad the Palace didn’t abandon showing films when they added live entertainment to the venue.
This site shows the theatre as it looks today.