Criterion Theater

W. Mohawk Street and Pearl Street,
Buffalo, NY 14202

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markhn on November 20, 2015 at 5:28 am

An article giving the opening date as Sunday, September 5, 1920.’s%22

markhn on November 20, 2015 at 5:24 am

An article about the Criterion’s planned opening and details about it’s management and upgrading.

markhn on November 20, 2015 at 5:20 am

How the Criterion opened.

markhn on November 20, 2015 at 5:17 am

The Criterion opened on Sunday September 5, 1920 with a sneak preview of Demille’s “Something To Think About” starring Gloria Swanson.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 23, 2010 at 3:00 am

Here is a history of the Star Theatre as a legitimate house, from 1888 to 1919. It only mentions briefly that it then became a movie house called the Criterion.

The Art Institute of Chicago provides this drawing, captioned “Levi Theatre, for Emanuel Levi, Buffalo, N.Y.” The drawing might be by the theater’s architect, William Worth Carlin. The building was designed in the Romanesque Revival style.

roberttoplin on December 21, 2007 at 8:17 pm

The Criterion used to be the Star Theater. Located at the corner of W. Mohawk & Pearl Streets, the Star, designed by W.W. Carlin, opened Dec.24,1888 with 1,425 seats. It became the Criterion Dec.3,1923 and was razed June 22,1924.