Plaza North Theatre

1551 Niagara Falls Boulevard,
Amherst, NY 14228

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The Plaza North Theatre was opened in December 1968 with David Niven in “The Impossible Years”. It was closed in the 1980’s. The former single screen theatre is now currently used as retail space in a shopping plaza on Niagara Falls Boulevard.

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rivest266
rivest266 on September 7, 2013 at 8:50 am

Opened in December 1968. any dispute with this date?

LouB
LouB on November 11, 2013 at 4:39 pm

Presently this theatre is used as a dollar store. There is nothing left from its days as a theatre.

hammerglenn
hammerglenn on December 15, 2013 at 6:35 pm

The first film showed here was THE IMPOSSIBLE YEARS.

hammerglenn
hammerglenn on December 15, 2013 at 6:49 pm

Saw the revival of BEN-HUR here in 1969. At the time it was the best sound separation I had heard in a theater.

LouB
LouB on December 15, 2013 at 8:12 pm

I believe the correct address is 1551 Niagara Falls Blvd.in Amherst, NY.

tsar
tsar on May 13, 2015 at 1:44 am

I think this place was right around where the Outback Steakhouse is. The only film I can ever really recall seeing here was The gross out sci fi flick The Demon Seed in 1977 but I may have seen others. I know I walked a couple miles to see a revival of American Graffiti in 1978 with previously unseen scenes only to be turned away at the door for being 13 (!) I asked them if they knew the film was rated PG and they told me it was the policy of the theater to not let any unaccompanied minors in during evening showings. I then told them I had seen the movie over ten times and could recite the dialogue verbatim but that didn’t phase them. I then told them I saw the R rated Demon Seed with my 16 year old sister the year before and that’s when they said bye.

I’d have to look at some old back local papers to figure out when this place closed but I would venture to guess early 80’s….maybe as late as 85.

MSC77
MSC77 on December 26, 2021 at 11:22 am

Here’s a new 4-page 50th anniversary FIDDLER ON THE ROOF retrospective featuring a roadshow playdate chronology and historian Q&A. Plaza North’s lengthy run is mentioned in the piece.

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