Allendale Theatre

203 Allen Street,
Buffalo, NY 14201

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Allendale Theatre, Buffalo, NY

A beautifully restored gem in Buffalo’s Allentown District, built in 1913 with 900 seats. It reopened in 2000 after a long restoration. Now home to the Theatre of Youth Company.

Contributed by Peter Davis

Recent comments (view all 31 comments)

LouB on June 17, 2011 at 11:17 pm

There is a film series ( documentaries at this theatre taking place now. It has been a while since films were screened here.

dickneeds111 on May 11, 2012 at 5:31 pm

After looking at a picture of the Lowes Tek in its Cinerama days it looks like to me that it must have been a horrible place to see 3-strip cinerama. The Aud looks too narrow up front and to spread ot at the rear. At least in Boston, Providence, San Diego and Washington(Uptown) these theatres had both width and length. Maybe I’m wrong but like I say I have never been there and am only guessing from a picture.

CSWalczak on May 11, 2012 at 7:44 pm

I’m not sure why you made the comment on this theater’s page, dickneeds, but perhaps you might like to see this interior picture of Loew’s Teck showing the Cinerama screen. It’s not the widest one I have ever seen and I doubt that patrons at the extreme left and right sides got the full effect, but I would think that center section folks were probably suitably impressed.

Patsy on May 11, 2012 at 9:01 pm

LouB: The interior view link doesn’t seem to work. Hope to see this theatre, in person, soon!

Patsy on May 11, 2012 at 9:06 pm

And does this theatre now have an organ? Former CT member, Lost Memory tells us it had a Beman organ.

CSWalczak on May 11, 2012 at 9:48 pm

There are some before and after renovation pictures on the theater’s official website.

Patsy on May 11, 2012 at 9:51 pm

CSWalczak: Thanks!

Patsy on May 16, 2012 at 2:51 pm

Going to see the musical Charlotte’s Web on June 2. Can’t wait to see this restored theatre in the heart of the Allentown area of Buffalo.

DavidZornig on May 14, 2019 at 5:37 am

1978 photo added via D Raphael Failla‎.

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