Rapids Theatre

1711 Main Street,
Niagara Falls, NY 14305

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Jim_Missall
Jim_Missall on January 25, 2014 at 7:55 am

The Rapids theatre is still quite active booking local bands and hosting events. Here’s a link to its website: www.rapidstheatre.com

InesitadaSilva
InesitadaSilva on March 19, 2011 at 5:19 am

This might be of interest to one or two visitors: an ad featuring the Six Rockets (more info about them here: View link from the Falls Gazette, featuring them as the headline act at the Bellevue Theatre, part of “Keith-Albee Supreme Vaudeville.” They are described as Sensational European Lady Entertainers. NB: the silent movie shown on the poster was released 22 January 1927 in the USA.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 11, 2009 at 1:59 pm

The Bellevue Theater did have a Wurlitzer organ opus 442 style 185 installed in 1921. Last known location of the Wurlitzer organ was at Castle Gould in Sand Point, Long Island.

Padawg
Padawg on March 9, 2009 at 3:23 pm

This theatre seems to have 9 lives. I remember seeing movies there as a youth and happened to be in town one day years later when it was being converted into a disco – based on the photos I took at that time, it still had a fair amount of its historic decor intact. Hope this plan works.

roberttoplin
roberttoplin on May 20, 2007 at 6:25 pm

The “Belleview” opened Sept.1,1921 with 1,600 seats and was designed by Leon H. Lempert,Jr. Interior Designer was Willard M.Lusk. It became the “Rapids” in July of 1961 and closed June 25,1974. It was turned into a Disco Nov.8,1979.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 15, 2006 at 3:37 am

Isn’t this building now the Dome theater at 1713 Main Street?

http://www.thedometheater.com/index.html