Comments from LouB

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LouB commented about LaSalle Theatre on Jul 15, 2007 at 7:36 pm

Great picture! Brought back memories of this theater where I spent many Saturday afternoons.

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LouB commented about Kallet Theatre on Jul 14, 2007 at 8:49 am

Didn’t the Kallets operate the Leroy Theatre?

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LouB commented about Ellen Terry Theatre on Jul 14, 2007 at 8:36 am

I think this theater was last used in the late 80’s for plays.

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LouB commented about Shea's Performing Arts Center on Jun 26, 2007 at 8:29 am

I had the opportunity to see Ben Hur here a few years ago as part of the Classic Film series. The theater was packed and there were many young people with their parents. Seeing this film on the big screeen was certainly special.

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LouB commented about Niagara Falls Cinema on Jun 4, 2007 at 4:25 pm

This theatre will be auctioned off on June 27th.

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LouB commented about Strand Theatre on May 21, 2007 at 9:27 am

As was the Cataract, this theater was also razed in 1972 as part of an urban renewal project.

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LouB commented about Riviera Theatre on May 6, 2007 at 2:08 pm

I remember going to the Riviera during the 70’s for second run films and paying $1.00. The theater was dingy and dirty and the seats were badly worn. Yet, as you looked around you could see there once was a time when this theater was special.
Fortunately, volunteers came forward to restore the theater and it once again offers something for everyone in this elegantly restored theater.

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LouB commented about Niagara Falls Cinema on Apr 20, 2007 at 2:30 am

View link

There is a reference to this theatre in the website above.

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LouB commented about Palace Theatre on Apr 7, 2007 at 1:16 pm

http://www.lockportpalacetheatre.com/april.html

April looks like a pretty diverse month at the Palace. I’d love to see the Sabres hockey games on the big screen.

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LouB commented about Riviera Theatre on Mar 29, 2007 at 2:48 pm

Check out their Summer Film Series at www.rivieratheatre.org

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LouB commented about Capitol Theatre on Mar 19, 2007 at 4:21 am

http://www.capitoltheatreniagara.com/

Patsy: This is the web site posted on the theatre.

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LouB commented about Capitol Theatre on Mar 19, 2007 at 2:32 am

Patsy: I do remember the balcony as being part of the roller rink when I skated there,although that was 40 years ago. My father, who is deceased used to talk about working at the theater.

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LouB commented about Capitol Theatre on Mar 18, 2007 at 4:49 am

This website pertains to the Capitol Theatre:http://www.niagara-gazette.com/weekendcatchup/local_story_349202420.html

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LouB commented about Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre on Mar 9, 2007 at 9:28 am

The theatre is across from Shea’s Buffalo. It shows independent and classical films along with mainstream films.

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LouB commented about Boulevard Drive-In on Mar 9, 2007 at 9:20 am

The Boulevard Drive-In was in Sanborn which is just outside Niagara Falls, NY. The Boulevard,Auto-Vue, and Starlite were all owned by the Cataract Theatre Corporation. They were all torn down in the 70’s. The only remaining drive-in in Niagara County is the Transit in Pendelton.

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LouB commented about Broadway Theatre on Feb 8, 2007 at 1:26 pm

In the book Silent Screens by Michael Putnam there is a picture of this theater (p.34). A sign above the doors lists it as Joy Temple Institutional C.O.G.I.C. Outreach Ministry. The year the picture was taken was 1986

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LouB commented about Broadway Theatre on Feb 7, 2007 at 2:27 am

There are some really great pictures of the interior of this theatre on the site above. I would have loved to see this theatre when its marquee was intact.

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LouB commented about Palace Theatre on Feb 3, 2007 at 1:35 pm

A recent article in the Locport paper states that the Palace may bring back first run movies with the closing of the Lockport 8.

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LouB commented about Capitol Theatre on Dec 17, 2006 at 9:53 am

There was a nice article on this theatre in the Niagara Gazette on Sat.Dec.16th. Hopefully,the renovation plan for this theatre will bring some life back to the neighborhood.

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LouB commented about Riviera Theatre on Aug 19, 2006 at 8:47 am

There has been a weekly movie festival featuring films which were made in Western New York over the Summer. Films like The Natural and Niagara played on the big screen.

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LouB commented about Batavia Showtime on Jul 28, 2006 at 6:26 pm

The former theater on Main St. was once the Mancuso. It was later turned into a twin and now is used as a church

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LouB commented about Lafayette Theatre on Jul 27, 2006 at 3:50 pm

The marquee of the Lafayette looked a lot like the LaSalle Theatre in Niagara Falls,NY

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LouB commented about Capitol Theatre on Jul 26, 2006 at 8:17 am

I saw a sign on the exterior of the theatre with a website,but has there been any renovation begun. I remember roller skating there when it was called JoBetts.

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LouB commented about Patio Theatre on Jul 21, 2006 at 6:36 pm

There was a theater in Niagara Falls,NY which was originally known as the Falls and later became the State Theater. It looked amazingly like the Patio. Unfortunately the State was torn down. Before it was torn down they found some signs advertising talking movies. I hope someone can save the Patio.

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LouB commented about Allendale Theatre on Jul 14, 2006 at 7:10 pm

TOY has done an excellent job of refurbishing the theater! It would be helpful if a marquee or some type of sign were erected to replace the original marquee.