THS member Dennis Wilhelm takes us to Western New York to see a spectacular Rapp and Rapp theatre which defines “movie palace”. Tours available. The phenomenal original installation Wurlitzer theatre pipe organ remains. Note the comment below the story about THS member Curt Mangel who was big in saving this building as was our late member Maureen Wilke.
”BUFFALO, NY ( WKBW ) Shea’s Performing Arts Center in downtown Buffalo is a crown jewel of the Queen City. The grand theater is 86 years old, and opened as a movie palace. In the 1970′s, Shea’s fell on hard times and was nearly knocked down. Through the efforts of the WNY community and a dedicated group of volunteers, the theater stayed open, has been renovated, and stands as one of the great theaters in the nation . . . “
Story, video here: