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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.
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.