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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.
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!