Broadway Theatre

512 Broadway Street,
Buffalo, NY 14204

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Matt Lambros
Matt Lambros on August 13, 2017 at 8:53 am

The interior of the theater looks like it’s in pretty much the same condition it was when I visited it in 2011. Glad to see someone is doing something with it, even if it’s just sealing it up.

Here’s the link to the event:

Broadway Theatre Board and Clean Up

bflonyguy on August 13, 2017 at 7:07 am

There’s a “Board & Paint” event Sunday, 8/20/17 to re-secure the theatre. The Buffalo Young Preservationists posted the info on Facebook, along with a new set of photos (the interior is pretty far gone now, a combination of vandals and the elements). Don’t know how to link the post here.

Matt Lambros
Matt Lambros on July 12, 2011 at 10:42 am

Here’s a blog post with some images of the Sattler. Sattler Theatre

psmith102006 on February 1, 2010 at 9:54 pm

I just heard recently that 2 men want to restore the theater. I don’t know what type of use they have in mind though.

Bway on April 20, 2009 at 2:46 pm

Any update on any restoration on this theater?

LouB on November 19, 2008 at 10:27 am

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The above site has an update on the theatre restoration.

Patsy on May 6, 2008 at 1:23 pm

LOUB: Send me an email () and I will give you the name of the Buffalo friend as you just might know him if you are in the Buffalo area.

Patsy on May 6, 2008 at 1:21 pm

LOUB: I just received notice of this article through a local Buffalo friend’s email. I, too, made note that the new owners envision showing movies again. I wish them well as this theatre deserves to be saved.

LouB on May 6, 2008 at 12:44 pm

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Here is an update on the sale of this theatre. Please note the new owners envision showing movies again.

Bway on April 21, 2008 at 10:14 am

Great news! Please keep us informed if you hear anything else as time goes on….

Patsy on April 20, 2008 at 11:58 pm

LOUB: Great news!!

LouB on April 20, 2008 at 11:54 pm

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According to the article above the Broadway has been purchased and will be renovated

Patsy on April 9, 2008 at 1:19 pm

blfofan: Interesting to read so many of the old theatre phone numbers on so many of the Buffalo related CT links. I wish we still had the letter prefixes as they were cool.

railroad on April 9, 2008 at 12:16 am

Phone number 1960: CLeveland 4189

Patsy on September 10, 2007 at 2:19 pm

sam_e: I recently drove by this former theatre and it would take a miracle to restore this one! Yet much of the terra cotta facade is still intact and tells us that this theatre, in its heyday, was a beauty.

PGlenat on April 10, 2007 at 7:38 am

Umm, read between the lines in the BIFF blurb. It is only some wishful thinking to create interest in restoring this theatre. No concrete plan appears to be currently in place to undertake such a project.

Patsy on April 10, 2007 at 6:36 am

Interesting to see that an effort is being made to save and restore this very neglected theatre which at one time was a beautiful theatre built by the famous Sattler name (i.e. Sattler Department Stores).

savemypass on April 10, 2007 at 4:01 am

An effort is being made to save and restore the theater:
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shoeshoe14 on March 8, 2007 at 7:14 pm

Was also known as the Broadway and when it replaced the wooden-framed Casino Theatre, it wasn’t the Casino on Genesee Street.

Patsy on February 13, 2007 at 7:12 pm

kjosker: Thanks for these important photos. And I would now like to know what the overhead logo reads on that stage.

kjosker on February 13, 2007 at 6:37 pm

I have posted pictures of the Sattler at


Patsy on February 9, 2007 at 9:38 am

IMO, they were the same organization but I have read that a Mosque…Nation of Islam occupied it at one point in time.

PGlenat on February 8, 2007 at 11:01 pm

Bway guessed right. That’s exactly what it stands for. Also, don’t forget the vertical sign on the building had the name “God’s Holy Temple” on it. At what point did that congregation occupy the premises? Before or after Joy Temple…or were they one and the same?

Patsy on February 8, 2007 at 6:17 pm

Good guess and probably a correct guess. Thank you.