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roberttoplin commented about Shea's Niagara Theater on Feb 15, 2008 at 10:11 pm

The Niagara Theatre opened July 12,1940 with 1,300 seats. The architect was Henry Spann and the Interior Design was by Novelty Scenic Studios of NYC.

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roberttoplin commented about Shea's Kensington Theater on Dec 21, 2007 at 9:32 pm

The Kensington Theater at 3051 Bailey Ave. opened on Christmas Day, 1926 with 1,500 seats. It was designed by Henry Spann and W. Lusk was the Interior Designer.

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roberttoplin commented about Shea's Criterion Theatre on Dec 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.

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roberttoplin commented about Maxine Theater on Sep 17, 2007 at 10:43 pm

The Maxine opened June 29,1914 with 800 seats. The architect was H. Spann. On April 15,1928 it was remodeled and reopened as the New Maxine.

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roberttoplin commented about Regal Elmwood Center 16 on Sep 17, 2007 at 10:38 pm

All that I have is the Opening as: December 12,1997.

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roberttoplin commented about Riverside Theater on Sep 17, 2007 at 10:34 pm

The Riverside opened December 25,1926 with 1,500 seats. I believe that the architects were Bacon & Lurkey.

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roberttoplin commented about Old Vienna Theatre on Sep 17, 2007 at 10:25 pm

To be exact: Opened – January 12,1914 and Razed – October 9,1955. G.A.Mang was the Buffalo Supervising Architect and opened with 1,575 seats.

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roberttoplin commented about Ellen Terry Theatre on Sep 17, 2007 at 9:23 pm

The Ellen Terry Theatre opened November 23,1914. The architects were Paul F. Mann and Harold Cook. Originally seated 1,200. As a Movie Theatre, it closed July 2,1961 and was razed in August 2001.

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roberttoplin commented about Paramount Theatre on Aug 17, 2007 at 7:06 pm

There were at least 11 Harvey & Carey Drug Stores in Buffalo. The one on Elm St. seemed to be the main store with the offices. The one near the Paramount Theatre was located at 586 Main St.,at the corner of W.Chippewa St. Why can’t people accept the FACT that the Paramount Theatre was located at … 612-614 Main Street. I was born and raised in Buffalo AND I was an usher at this theatre in the late 50s! I hope this puts an end to the bickering.

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roberttoplin commented about Lyceum Theatre on May 20, 2007 at 7:45 pm

The Lyceum was originally built in 1867 as an Opera House. Circa 1898 it was remodeled by Leon H. Lempert,Sr. and demolished in 1929.

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roberttoplin commented about Smith Opera House on May 20, 2007 at 7:31 pm

The Smith Opera House opened Oct.29,1894. The Stage and Auditorium were designed by Leon H. Lempert,Senior.

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roberttoplin commented about Shea's Teck Theatre on May 20, 2007 at 7:19 pm

Ken: I have the “New Teck” opening on Feb.7,1946 with 1,500 seats. The architect was B.Frank Kelly and the Interior Designer as Theodore P. Vandercoy. My records also show that the Old Teck was gutted Apr.3,1942.

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roberttoplin commented about Regent Theatre on May 20, 2007 at 6:29 pm

The Regent Theatre opened on Sept.27,1914 and was designed by Gustavus A. Mang with 1,300 seats. Interior Designer was Edward Murnane of Syracuse,N.Y.

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roberttoplin commented about Rapids Theatre on May 20, 2007 at 6:25 pm

The “Belleview” opened Sept.1,1921 with 1,600 seats and was designed by Leon H. Lempert,Jr. Interior Designer was Willard M.Lusk. It became the “Rapids” in July of 1961 and closed June 25,1974. It was turned into a Disco Nov.8,1979.

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roberttoplin commented about Palace Theatre on May 18, 2007 at 5:03 pm

The Palace Theatre which opened Feb.19,1917 was designed by Leon H. Lempert,Jr.

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roberttoplin commented about New Angola Theatre on May 18, 2007 at 4:40 pm

The architect of the 1924 Angola was Eichenlaub of Erie,PA.

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roberttoplin commented about Mercury Theater on May 18, 2007 at 4:35 pm

The Mercury Theatre opened Aug.24,1938.

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roberttoplin commented about AMC Market Arcade 8 on May 18, 2007 at 4:31 pm

The Market Arcade Theatre opened December 18,1987 and was designed by Michael Hamilton.

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roberttoplin commented about Lincoln Theater on May 18, 2007 at 4:17 pm

The Lincoln was built during the first decade of the 20th century. There was a fire and it was demolished June 8,1998.

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roberttoplin commented about Kenmore Theatre on May 18, 2007 at 4:06 pm

The Kenmore Theatre, designed by Bacon & Lurkey, opened on Jan.30,1926 with 1,556 seats. It was demolished June 1968.

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roberttoplin commented about Hollywood Theater on May 18, 2007 at 3:58 pm

My information tells me that the Hollywood, which opened April 19,1926, was designed by Leon H. Lempert,Jr. of Rochester,N.Y.

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roberttoplin commented about Haven Theatre on May 18, 2007 at 3:47 pm

The Havens Theatre, designed by Leon H. Lempert,Jr., opened on Jan.15,1914. It replaced the the Olean Opera House of 1882. For a write-up, check the Olean Evening Times for the 14th and 15th.

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roberttoplin commented about Colonial Theater on May 18, 2007 at 3:30 pm

The Colonial opened in 1911 or 1912 and closed Aug.20,1958. The architect was Martin C. Miller.

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roberttoplin commented about Colvin Theater on May 18, 2007 at 3:26 pm

The “Colvin” was located at 1069 Kenmore Ave., between Colvin and Charleston. It was designed by Eli W. Goldstein with 1,000 seats. I have it being razed during the summer of 1984.

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roberttoplin commented about Cataract Theatre on May 17, 2007 at 6:24 pm

The “Old” Cataract opened in 1912 and was razed in 1937. The “New” Cataract, (DeRosa), opened April 16,1938 with 1,200 seats. It closed in 1970 and was razed Feb. 10,1972.