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I think this theater was last used in the late 80’s for plays.
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.
This theatre will be auctioned off on June 27th.
As was the Cataract, this theater was also razed in 1972 as part of an urban renewal project.
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.
There is a reference to this theatre in the website above.
April looks like a pretty diverse month at the Palace. I’d love to see the Sabres hockey games on the big screen.
Check out their Summer Film Series at www.rivieratheatre.org
Patsy: This is the web site posted on the theatre.
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.
This website pertains to the Capitol Theatre:http://www.niagara-gazette.com/weekendcatchup/local_story_349202420.html
The theatre is across from Shea’s Buffalo. It shows independent and classical films along with mainstream films.
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.
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
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.
A recent article in the Locport paper states that the Palace may bring back first run movies with the closing of the Lockport 8.
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.
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.
The former theater on Main St. was once the Mancuso. It was later turned into a twin and now is used as a church
The marquee of the Lafayette looked a lot like the LaSalle Theatre in Niagara Falls,NY
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.
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.
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.
I Remember all of these theaters except the Colonial. The Hippodrome later became the Niagara Falls Cinema and closed in 2002. Shea’s Bellevue became the Rapids and is now The Dome Theater which is used for musical performances. The Capitol is vacant and the rest have been torn down.
The LeRoy Theatre had a great looking marquee! What became of it?