Allendale Theatre

203 Allen Street,
Buffalo, NY

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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!

Tinseltoes on August 13, 2012 at 9:14 am

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

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.

Patsy on May 11, 2012 at 1:51 pm

CSWalczak: Thanks!

CSWalczak on May 11, 2012 at 1:48 pm

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

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.

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!

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.

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.

LouB on June 17, 2011 at 3:17 pm

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

Patsy on May 28, 2009 at 11:14 am

And are there any Beman organ sites out there with a directory as to past and present locations?

Patsy on May 28, 2009 at 11:12 am

A white Wurlitzer! You have the best humor and again, I thank the lights in a flashing marquee that you are a CT member…should be an honorary member, imo.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 28, 2009 at 11:07 am

I think the Allendale had a white Wurlitzer. (just kidding) Actually it had a Beman theater organ. If you find that organ it might be worth money. :)

Patsy on May 28, 2009 at 10:59 am

Lost: I just called the phone number and left a message as I hope to receive a tour of this theatre that has been saved!

Patsy on May 28, 2009 at 10:55 am

Did this theatre have an organ and after restoration is it still there and intact or being restored? If so, I’m sure it was a Wurlitzer.

alknobloch on May 18, 2009 at 10:30 am

My only recollection of this theater was during it’s last run as a movie house when they ‘redecorated’ the interior in a motiff that somewhat resembled a warehouse — the walls were covered with what looked like split apart burlap sacks!

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 18, 2009 at 5:29 am

This was the Allendale in 1982.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 22, 2008 at 7:53 pm

Here is the Theatre of Youth website.

LouB on April 26, 2008 at 7:54 pm

The above website has a picture of the Allendale with its marquee intact.

railroad on April 9, 2008 at 5:06 am

Phone number 1963: TT6-9547

LouB on March 21, 2008 at 3:34 pm

View link

This site shows the marquee of the Allendale.

LouB on February 9, 2008 at 3:21 pm

This theatre was used in the movie,The Natural.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on February 6, 2008 at 8:40 am

Actually in LOST MEMORY’S above post make sure to look at all 9 photos to see the beautiful ceilings, walls and stained glass in the other photos. I have to agree with Karl the photographer that you would not know that the building was a theatre and it would be nice if they would recreate it’s original marquee.

Now for something completly different. Accidentlly when I was looking on the photo site that LOST MEMORY had posted. I went to KARL’S ALL GALLERIES and then to 38 YEARS WITH JENIFER and then looked at each photo and READ NEXT EACH CAPTION. “1969 THE JOURNEY BEGINS” Good for everyone to read, especially someone who is going to get married. If it won’t move you, your heart is “a lump of lead as cold as steel”. I like the one for anyone who has or will ever have teenagers “1989-Maine This was a tough time for us; our teenage son was giving us fits. He eventually enlisted in the Navy, went in a boy and came home a man. He earned his battle ribbons in the Gulf War. We all grew from the experience.”


Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 11, 2007 at 4:02 pm

This is a photo of the Allendale Theater.