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5 places to feel nostalgic at the movies

Do you remember what going to the movies was like 50 years ago? You don’t have to. Western New York is home to plenty of theaters that will take you back to an earlier era. Read more

North Park Theatre / 1428 Hertel Ave. / Buffalo

The theater, which had its premiere in 1920, has been brought back to life by owners Tom Eoannou and Michael Christiano. It is the last remaining movie house of nine in Buffalo built and once operated by Shea’s. In its newest incarnation, it shows a variety of independent and arthouse films.

Transit Drive-In / 6655 S. Transit Road / Lockport

The drive-in theater might be a vanishing breed, but the four-screen Transit doesn't seem to be going anywhere. The facility has been in the Cohen family since 1957 and is today owned and managed by Rick Cohen, who delights in presenting double-features all summer long - and then some.

Lockport Palace / 2 East Ave. / Lockport

Built in 1925, by Charles Dickenson, the theater is now owned and operated by a non-profit organization, Historic Palace Inc. It shows second-run films and hosts live events and film festivals, including the always-popular Stoogefest.

Hamburg Palace / 31 Buffalo St. / Hamburg

Smiling people have been walking out of the Palace, into the lobby, and onto Buffalo Street in the village since the silent film "His Secretary," accompanied by a 10-piece orchestra, opened in 1926. It is as much a part of life in Hamburg as lake-effect snow in January and long lines of traffic at the fairgrounds in August. Jay Ruof, who has owned it since 2008, plans to keep it that way.

Aurora Theatre / 673 Main St. / East Aurora

The Aurora Theatre opened to a sellout crowd in 1925 with a showing of "Madame Sans Gene" starring Gloria Swanson. Nearly 90 years later, the Aurora retains the charm that is synonymous with East Aurora. It seats more than 650 patrons and features live shows and movies.

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John Scranton
Monday, January 26, 2015 at 1:46 PM

Will Regan has had a less than stellar season so far- he had zero points in the 2 point loss to Ohio. Hopefully he will find his scoring touch -

no tears from me
Monday, January 26, 2015 at 2:32 PM

Th Bonnies and the Griffs are WNY best chance at making the post season. Good luck. The bulls are showing signs why they should be playing Div 2 basketball. They don't have the talent to play with the big boys. U.B. is a fine university but that's about all.

Joe Kerr
Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 12:19 PM

I recently drove 3000 miles round trip through 5 Southern States.

The amount of new interstate highway expansion, as well as existing ones, brand new multi-layered criss-crossing overpasses, new and existing bridges built and repaired, was beyond overwhelming.

Especially compared to what I've seen driving across this state.

It would seem to defy the logic of this cartoon.

But yeah, I wondered how are they being paid for.

Joe Kerr
Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 12:19 PM

I recently drove 3000 miles round trip through 5 Southern States.

The amount of new interstate highway expansion, as well as existing ones, brand new multi-layered criss-crossing overpasses, new and existing bridges built and repaired, was beyond overwhelming.

Especially compared to what I've seen driving across this state.

It would seem to defy the logic of this cartoon.

But yeah, I wondered how are they being paid for.

oinonio
Monday, July 20, 2015 at 7:31 AM

It’s your taxes at work. (And Connecticut’s, and Massachusetts’…)

Barton Hall
Monday, July 20, 2015 at 7:44 AM

DESERT CENTER, Calif. (KABC) --A 30-foot section of a bridge above the 10 Freeway in Desert Center east of Coachella collapsed Sunday, trapping a truck driver.

http://abc7.com/news/bridge-over-10-fwy-east-of-coachella-collapses-into-flood-waters/865077/

This ideology that tells us to break the bank on unnecessary wars and at the same time infrastructure maintenance and repair is socialist and communist is becoming increasingly dangerous.

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