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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.
The above site shows the Showplace when it was used for movies.
Patsy:It doesn’t look that way. Renovation has stopped since Mr. McNab’s passing.
The above website deals with the opening of the Capitol in 1926.
According to the above website this theatre had tried comedy and live theatre.
I was in North Tonawanda today and found the “Riv” to be in tip-top shape.
I also stopped at the local library where I had the opportunity to look through Mr.Basil’s book which I was very impressed with. When it goes on sale I plan on getting a copy for my home library.
Patsy:From what I’ve read its back in place. I hope to get there soon and see it.
This site shows the interior of the theatre
The above web site is a virtual tour of the Riviera.
When the Center became a triplex,each theater had a name. There was the Center, Backstage,and Penthouse.
If I’m not mistaken, this theater was destroyed by an explosion in the early 80’s.
I believe it was once part of the Dipson-Basil chain. When they pulled out it became the Oscar Micheaux Theater and featured black films.
What a great article!
Council Chairman Robert Anderson Jr. opened the business meeting in recognition of planning board member John McNab, who passed away Wednesday morning at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. McNab also served on the cityâ€™s tourism advisory board and was active in other city issues.
The above article appeared in the Niagara Gazette and refers to a recent City Council meeting.
Patsy:I’m not sure what will happen. Renovating this theater is quite an undertaking.John McNab wiil be missed!
Sad to state but the above website reports that John McNab,who was in the processs of renovating the Capitol, has died.
What amazes me is that this gorgeous theater, along with the Strand which was next door, were torn down in the name of urban renewal.
What replaced them along with the other buildings that were demolished is a now vacant mall and parking ramp,an amusement center which was once a wintergarten, and a number of street vendors.
The Lovejoy Pool is featured in the book Silent Screens by Michael Putnam.
If you read through this website you will find that Rafael Beck did the murals for the Strand and Cataract Theaters.