Aurora Theatre

673 Main Street,
East Aurora, NY 14052

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LouB on May 9, 2020 at 5:58 pm

Exterior of theatre is shown in the film Cold Brook.

robboehm on November 30, 2015 at 11:14 am

Just watched the TV Christmas movie A Prince for Christmas. Filming was done in East Aurora and the exterior of the theater can be seen in several scenes.

robboehm on November 10, 2015 at 1:09 pm

At the time the theater was completed there was a Winer & Sons organ installed.

LouB on February 20, 2013 at 10:16 am

Theatre has upgraded to digital projection.

Michael Furlinger
Michael Furlinger on May 2, 2011 at 8:03 pm


miracle on February 11, 2010 at 9:49 am


we are pleased announce that our box office manager has been awarded this prestigious honor for her many years of hard work and community care that she puts into the theatre , every night.

Please check out next issue of Box Office Magazine for further details.

miracle on January 28, 2010 at 6:46 pm

The theatre, the stuff, the reasonably priced concessions (still 50% cheaper) , the restored historical main street (with cobbled brick main section) and the respect for the small business person are all what make The Aurora Theatre top of the list for independent theatres in both Western NY and the country. Our repeat patron keep telling us so.

thank you

buildersent on November 11, 2009 at 7:55 am

I have visited this theater a coupe more times and need to amend my previous review –

The concessions have become more expensive but still fairly priced. Popcorn is fresh more often then not and the pop is mixed correctly.

The staff is still pretty unfriendly and would do them well to crack a smile once in awhile. Especially the ticket seller.

Poor management of lines/crowds for a popular film.

Seating comfort is by far the worst of any theater I have ever been to.

The screen is still in poor shape as the white aint touch up job is very evident.

Not a bad place to see a film but it may be worth driving another 6 miles to Regal, 8 miles to Dipson or 9 miles to Hamburg Palace.

miracle on September 21, 2009 at 3:17 pm

the theatre is fantastic.. the previous reviewer clearly has issues outside of the theatre.

the staff and the seating are most comfortable. the quality of sound, picture and the environment is top nothch. the prices can’t be beat.

buildersent on July 13, 2009 at 8:21 am

The Aurora theater, though popular and well attended is highly overated.

The improvements and updates when purchased by a corporation were done well, the overall experience is less than adequate.

The prices are fair, the projection and quality are average for an old theater it certainly does not compare to any of the chain theaters. Sound is below average.

the screen is VERY distant from even the first rows and this affects the viewing the quality. The white paint touch up on the screen looks terrible and the whole thing needs to be replaced.

Concessions are fairly priced and more often fresh than not.

Parking is terrible but that is not the theaters fault.

Seating comfort is terrible. In fact beyond terrible. Uncomfortable, thinly padded seats in aisles that are amazingly narrow. They should do themselves a favor and rip the seats out and buy new ones and only put in 2/3 of them to spread things out.

The real disappointment with this theater is the snarky staff. They have an attitude, like most in this town, that they are something special. Buying tickets and waiting to be admitted is no better than a cattle call and politeness does not seem to exist, especially from the old lady ticket seller.

This theater was a class act when the Blatt Bros owned it and the couple that owned it after them, not any longer.

There is little else to do in E.A. in the evenings so this theater will thrive but it is too bad that the town that does not want a Wal Mart thinks a corporate owned movie theater still makes it a little town.

LouB on June 12, 2008 at 10:33 pm

There are pictures and background on the theatre at the website above.

Patsy on May 25, 2008 at 11:14 am

The perfect combination: a great theatre marquee and a great box of Fowler’s for your movie date.

Patsy on May 25, 2008 at 11:13 am

KevinS: Absolutely beautiful and the candy next door at Fowler’s is DElicious!

kevins on May 25, 2008 at 9:09 am

Here is a recent photo of the marquee.

Patsy on March 31, 2008 at 12:11 pm

Great marquee shot in a Norman Rockwell-ish type of town!

Patsy on March 7, 2008 at 11:41 am

Joe L: This theatre is one of the special ones in the country and in western NYS. Thanks for the webcam provided by Taste on Main Street USA. In August (the last Sunday) you can now look at that webcam and see the Toy Fest classic car show!!

jtl6713 on March 20, 2007 at 11:54 am

I have a live view of the theatre here.

mildmanneredclarkkent on July 4, 2005 at 9:23 pm

This theater has beautiful murals on the walls that are from the original theater. They were found during the most recent renovation and were restored and placed on the walls near the entryway. The old Chinese restaurant was removed to increase space and the consession stand was quadrupled. This theater has approximately 100,000 visitors/year and seems to do well even on weeknights. A lot of great renovations were done. Apparently there is room for a second screen to be added to the rear of the property and the owners/management are debating about adding on to the building.

PGlenat on May 13, 2005 at 9:37 am

The Vidler brothers who operate their namesake five and dime store are colorful local characters not to be missed. Whether intentional or not they come across as a couple of corn fed country boys and that image extends to their occasional hokey tv commercials on local stations. The store itself is a ‘last-of-it’s-kind’ stocked with all those items that one used to be able to find in any 5 and 10, but have totally disappeared in today’s marketplace.

Patsy on May 13, 2005 at 8:16 am

I’ve seen this theatre and the ticket booth or kios by the street is very nice as is the entire theatre restoration. I can’t go without a stop at Vidler’s 5 and 10 store. ( It’s a special treat before seeing a movie at the Aurora Theatre as they sell many of the nostalgic candies we grew up with as kids!