Riviera Theatre

67 Webster Street,
North Tonawanda, NY 14120

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Texas2step on July 12, 2018 at 4:18 pm

The Riviera Theatre opened on June 14, 1930. The feature film was “The Texan” with Gary Cooper.

DavidZornig on May 12, 2017 at 8:37 am

Wurlitzer organ photo added credit Greg Hawkes.

LouB on February 1, 2017 at 1:35 pm

Check out their upcoming classic films. Included are Gone with the Wind, Casablanca, Citizen Kane, Singing in the Rain, and a Three Stooges Festival.

LouB on January 25, 2015 at 8:53 pm


The article above deals with the Riviera' conversion to digital projection.

LouB on April 23, 2014 at 8:06 pm


This link deals with renovations made to the marquee.

SexySadie on March 30, 2014 at 12:59 pm

I think this is where we saw THE MUPPET MOVIE in 1979

hammerglenn on December 15, 2013 at 6:39 pm

Saw many Hammer horror and beach party movies here in the ‘60’s.

LouB on October 9, 2013 at 6:59 am


This article deals with renovations being made at the theatre.

LouB on July 12, 2013 at 8:14 pm


The link above deals with expansion at the theatre.

LouB on January 15, 2013 at 2:46 pm


This link deals with a grant the theater has received

LouB on February 6, 2011 at 8:42 pm

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The above website shows a fantastic view of this classic theatre.

LouB on January 30, 2011 at 9:42 am

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The above article from the Buffalo News spotlights the Riviera.

psmith102006 on January 27, 2011 at 5:53 pm

I recently went to the Riviera in the evening. The marquee lit the whole street up. What a neat site, and I wasn’t even in the theater yet!!!

LouB on August 10, 2010 at 1:18 pm

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The above website deals with an award given to the volunteers at the Riviera by a local preservation group.

LouB on June 27, 2010 at 2:14 pm


There are some really good events scheduled for the Riviera this summer. Check them out at the site above.

EcRocker on May 15, 2010 at 5:36 pm

I was just at the Riviera last Sat May 8th What a nice house it still is and the Mighty Wurlitzer sounded awesome. To bad the weather sucked. It was cold and windy.
Hey Lost I am on the run. LOL

LouB on April 27, 2010 at 3:47 pm

There is a Dustin Hoffman film festival scheduled here for this summer. Seeing movies like The Graduate in this classic theatre will be a memorable experience.

usimport on April 26, 2010 at 1:58 pm

Friends of the Riviera Wurlitzer now have their own website. Plenty of information to be found there and for those with more than just a fleeting interest in the welfare of this great example of North American movie theatre history, it is now possible to make donations directly to the theatre.
Many thanks to all of you have taken an interest in this wonderful theatre.

usimport on March 20, 2010 at 10:02 am

For those with a greater interest in the Mighty Wurlitzer. The Buffalo Area Chapter of the American Theatre Organ Society recently made the Riviera Theatre and Performing Arts Center their spiritual home. Many of their members were already members of the Riviera Theatre & Organ Preservation Society (current owners of the theatre) and are happy to announce the Monthly Organ Concert Program for 2010. Starting on April 11 at 2:00pm with a concert by North Tonawanda native Justin Nimmo, full details can be found on their web site: http://theatreorgans.com/bac-atos/
Full details of all the theatre’s programs are to be found on: http://rivieratheatre.org

LouB on June 26, 2009 at 10:36 am


The above website has information about this summer’s Paul Newman film festival.

ERD on May 30, 2009 at 7:26 am

An attractive theatre. I am glad it is being so well maintained.

LouB on May 29, 2009 at 9:17 pm

Check out the theatre’s website for this summer’s Paul Newman film festival.


LouB on January 16, 2009 at 9:39 am

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The above event deals with a very unique and innovative event which will take place at the Riviera.

LouB on August 29, 2008 at 4:52 pm

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The above website deals with Barack Obama’s speech at the Democratic Convention being shown on the big screen at the Riviera. It is interesting to see the many uses that have been found for this historic landmark.