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LouB commented about Le Roy Theatre on Nov 30, 2007 at 9:20 pm

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According to the above website this theatre had tried comedy and live theatre.

LouB
LouB commented about Riviera Theatre on Oct 19, 2007 at 3:55 pm

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.

LouB
LouB commented about Riviera Theatre on Oct 7, 2007 at 7:40 pm

Patsy:From what I’ve read its back in place. I hope to get there soon and see it.

LouB
LouB commented about Riviera Theatre on Oct 7, 2007 at 5:18 pm

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This site shows the interior of the theatre

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LouB commented about Riviera Theatre on Oct 7, 2007 at 5:13 pm

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The above web site is a virtual tour of the Riviera.

LouB
LouB commented about Center Theater on Oct 6, 2007 at 9:09 pm

When the Center became a triplex,each theater had a name. There was the Center, Backstage,and Penthouse.

LouB
LouB commented about Shea's Kensington Theater on Sep 26, 2007 at 9:16 pm

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.

LouB
LouB commented about The Colonial Theater By 'Jack's Kid' Dennis O'Rear on Sep 19, 2007 at 5:15 pm

What a great article!

LouB
LouB commented about Capitol Theatre on Sep 19, 2007 at 11:27 am

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 city’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.

LouB
LouB commented about Capitol Theatre on Sep 15, 2007 at 12:09 pm

Patsy:I’m not sure what will happen. Renovating this theater is quite an undertaking.John McNab wiil be missed!

LouB
LouB commented about Capitol Theatre on Sep 14, 2007 at 8:53 am

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Sad to state but the above website reports that John McNab,who was in the processs of renovating the Capitol, has died.

LouB
LouB commented about Cataract Theatre on Sep 9, 2007 at 3:03 pm

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.

LouB
LouB commented about Lovejoy Theatre on Sep 8, 2007 at 9:10 pm

The Lovejoy Pool is featured in the book Silent Screens by Michael Putnam.

LouB
LouB commented about Cataract Theatre on Sep 8, 2007 at 7:33 pm

http://www.meibohmfinearts.com/artists.aspx?ID=49

If you read through this website you will find that Rafael Beck did the murals for the Strand and Cataract Theaters.

LouB
LouB commented about Granada Theatre on Sep 8, 2007 at 8:32 am

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This website also shows a picture of the Granada.

LouB
LouB commented about Senate Theatre on Sep 7, 2007 at 8:03 pm

This theater is featured in Michael Putnam’s book Silent Screens. It shows the interior of the theater being used for shooting practice.

LouB
LouB commented about Grandview Drive-In on Sep 6, 2007 at 8:24 pm

At the present time Wal-Mart wants to put a store on the site of the Grandview.

LouB
LouB commented about Buffalo Drive-In on Sep 3, 2007 at 6:45 am

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This article deals with its closing.

LouB
LouB commented about Buffalo Drive-In on Sep 3, 2007 at 6:40 am

This drive-in,which was the last remaining drive-in in Erie County, closed on Sept.2,2007. The land was being sold to a developer.

LouB
LouB commented about Shea's Performing Arts Center on Aug 30, 2007 at 6:58 pm

To most Western New Yorkers this theater will always be known as Shea’s Buffalo.

I remember when the Loew’s chain operated this theater during the early 70’s. The venue consisted of martial arts and action films and the theater was in disrepair. Loews pulled out and there was talk about demolishing the theater.

Fortunately,the theater was saved and is thriving as the centerpiece of Buffalo’s Theater District.

LouB
LouB commented about Jerry Lewis Cinemas on Aug 25, 2007 at 8:32 pm

There was a Jerry Lewis Twin in Niagara Falls,NY. It closed and the auditoriums are used for off-track betting. The lobby was used by an optician but is now vacant.

LouB
LouB commented about Cinema on Aug 13, 2007 at 10:08 pm

At one point 2 additional theaters opened above the theater on the first floor making the Cinema a triplex. This theater was also known as the Downtown Cinema and featured martial arts and action films.

LouB
LouB commented about Granada Theatre on Aug 13, 2007 at 10:30 am

http://www.pbase.com/kjosker/image/28216201

This is the link for the Granada today.

LouB
LouB commented about Granada Theatre on Aug 13, 2007 at 10:27 am

www.pbase.com/kjosker/theaters

This link shows the theater today in its use as a pizzeria.

LouB
LouB commented about Riviera Theatre on Aug 8, 2007 at 10:42 pm

www.tonawanda-news.com/local/local_story_220133858.html

The above site refers to an article about the theater’s chandelier.