Allendale Theatre

203 Allen Street,
Buffalo, NY

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Allendale Theatre, Buffalo, NY

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

Contributed by Peter Davis

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dickneeds111
dickneeds111 on May 11, 2012 at 9:31 am

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
CSWalczak on May 11, 2012 at 11:44 am

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
Patsy on May 11, 2012 at 1:01 pm

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

Patsy
Patsy on May 11, 2012 at 1:06 pm

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

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on May 11, 2012 at 1:48 pm

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

Patsy
Patsy on May 11, 2012 at 1:51 pm

CSWalczak: Thanks!

Patsy
Patsy on May 16, 2012 at 6:51 am

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.

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on August 13, 2012 at 9:14 am

Described on the left side of this page from a 1914 trade journal: archive

Matthew Prigge
Matthew Prigge on November 14, 2012 at 6:59 pm

If anyone has any stories about going to/ working at this threatre in its adult days, I would love to hear them. I am chronicling the histories of adult theatres in the US. Please contact me at Thanks!

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