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TELEPHONE DIRECTORY LISTINGS:

15 Oct 1919, THEATRES Hertel Theatre Corpn 1434 Hertel av Crescent 1137

20 Jan 1920, THEATRES Hertel Theatre Corpn 1434 Hertel av Crescent 1137

20 May 1920, THEATRES Hertel Theatre Corpn 1434 Hertel av Crescent 1137

May 1921, THEATRES Shea’s North Park Theatre 1426 Hertel CR esnt-0193

10 Nov 1921, THEATRES Shea’s North Park Theatre 1426 Hertel CR esnt-0193

22 May 1922, THEATRES Shea’s North Park Theatre 1426 Hertel CR esnt-0193

28 Nov 1922, THEATRES Shea’s North Park Theatre 1426 Hertel CR esnt-0193

12 Nov 1923, THEATRES Shea’s North Park Theatre 1426 Hertel CR esnt-0193

20 May 1924, THEATRES Shea’s North Park Theatre 1426 Hertel CR esnt-0193

10 Nov 1924, THEATRES Shea’s North Park Theatre 1426 Hertel CR esnt-0193

Rivoli Theatre

1921–____



1107–1111 Broadway

ARCHITECT: Joseph J. Giegand

ORGAN:

CURRENT STATUS:


REFERENCES:

Permit 15 August 1919.

“Theater Operations of Shea’s Circuit Revealed at Trial.” Buffalo News (10 April 1948).

“Seeks $1,200,000 Damages against Shea Theatres.” Buffalo Courier-Express (15 April 1948), p. 32.

“Ablest Legal Minds Arrayed in $1,200,000 Film Controversy.” Buffalo News (21 April 1948).

“Squeeze Play against Rivoli Denied.” Buffalo Courier-Express (12 April 1948), p. 13.

“Suit Nears Close.” Buffalo Courier-Express (14 April 1948), p. 22.

“Picture Rentals Paid by Rivoli and Rival Theater Disclosed.” Buffalo News (25 April 1948).

“Rivoli Accounts Balanced, Former Cashiers Testify.” Buffalo News (27 April 1948).

“Case Goes to Jury.” Buffalo Courier-Express (19 April 1948), p. 25.

“Jury Rejects Rivoli Claims.” Buffalo Courier-Express (30 April 1948), p. 13.

“Dipson’s Attorney Says Ban Included Stage Productions.” Buffalo News (16 September 1948).

“Dipson Admits RKO and Century-Fox Upheld Contracts.” Buffalo News (21 September 1948).

“Paramount Owns Interest in Shea’s, M’Faul Testifies.” Buffalo News (22 September 1948).

“M’Faul Explains Change in Policy on Leased Theater.” Buffalo News (23 September 1948).

“1934 Action Ruled Out as Evidence in Theater Trial.” Buffalo News (24 September 1948).

“M’Faul Says Films Dipson Got Were Superior to Shea’s.” Buffalo News (29 September 1948).

“Pressure Brought to Bar Film Showing, Dipson Aide Says.” Buffalo News (30 September 1948).

“Dipson Letter Read to Show He Was Not Denied Good Pictures.” Buffalo News (1 October 1948).

“Dipson Records Produced in Court in Defense Move.” Buffalo News (7 October 1948).

“Dipson Theater Suit Adjourned to Oct. 19.” Buffalo News (8 October 1948).

“Dipson Wins Claim on Damage Period.” Buffalo News (19 October 1948).

“Judge Dismisses Part of Dipson Anti Trust Suit.” Buffalo News (3 November 1948).

“Dipson Himself Sought to Bar Competition in ’41, Defense Says.” Buffalo News (17 November 1948).

“Bailey Second-Runs Proved Profitable, Auditor Testifies.” Buffalo News (18 November 1948).

“His Refusal to Sell Films to the Bailey Defended by Lux.” Buffalo News (19 November 1948).

“Dipson Theater Trial Ends after 8 Weeks.” Buffalo News (20 November 1948).

“Dipson Case Goes to Supreme Court.” Buffalo News (25 October 1951).

“8 Theaters Ask Council to Lift Ban on Patron Inducements.” Buffalo News (27 August 1958).

“Rivoli to Begin Weekly Series of Old Film Musicals.” Buffalo Evening News (4 April 1973), p. 35 c. 3.

Jim Szymanski. “Pastor’s Dream Tangled in Red Tape.” Buffalo Courier-Express (1 August 1981), p. 1 c. 1–4.

Franklyn Buell. “City Pays the Bill for Last Drama at Rivoli Theatre on Broadway.” Buffalo News (18 January 1984), p. B5 c. 2–4.

CITY DIRECTORY LISTINGS:

1921, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Rivoli Theatre 1111 Broadway

1922, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Rivoli Theatre 1111 Broadway

1923, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Rivoli Theatre 1111 Broadway

1924, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Rivoli Theatre 1111 Broadway

1925, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Rivoli Theatre 1111 Broadway

1927, MOVING PICTURE THEATRES: Rivoli Theatre 1111 Broadway

1928, MOVING PICTURE THEATRES: Rivoli The Broadway and Sweet av

1929, THEATRES: Rivoli 1111 Broadway

1930, MOVING PICTURE THEATRES: Rivoli Theatre 1111 Broadway


TELEPHONE DIRECTORY LISTINGS:

22 May 1922, THEATRES Rivoli Theatre 1111 Bway JE fersn-3523

28 Nov 1922, THEATRES Rivoli Theatre 1111 Bway JE fersn-3523

12 Nov 1923, THEATRES Rivoli Theatre 1111 Bway JE fersn-3523

20 May 1924, THEATRES Rivoli Theatre 1111 Bway JE fersn-3523

10 Nov 1924, THEATRES Rivoli Theatre 1111 Bway JE fersn-3523



Clinton Strand Theatre

1923–____



Strand Theatre

____–1962

1800 Clinton Street

ARCHITECTS: R. Lewis and R. Hill

ORGAN: Marr & Colton, purchased in 1923, blower serial number L631, 3HP, 8"WP.

NOTE: First movie house in the Basil Brothers chain.


MYSTERY: Did this replace an earlier Strand Theatre across the street?

OTHER THEATRES WITH THE SAME NAMES: Not to be confused with the Clinton at 1309 Clinton Street or the Strand Theatre at 355 Main.

CURRENT STATUS: Remodeled inside and out as the East Clinton Senior Center.

REFERENCES:

“8 Theaters Ask Council to Lift Ban on Patron Inducements.” Buffalo News (27 August 1958).

“Theater Marks 35th Anniversary.” Buffalo News 18 December 1958).

“Opening Day at the Center.” Buffalo News (25 March 1991).

David L. Junchen. The Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ. Vol. 1. Pasadena, Ca.: Showcase Publications, 1985, p. 310. [MUSIC DEPT. Oversize ML 561 .J86 1985 v.1]
CITY DIRECTORY LISTINGS:

1925, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Strand Theatre 1798 Clinton

1927, MOVING PICTURE THEATRES: Strand Theatre 1800 Clinton

1928, MOVING PICTURE THEATRES: Strand Theatre 1800 Clinton

1929, THEATRES: Strand Theatre 1800 Clinton

1929, MOVING PICTURE THEATRES: Strand 1800 Clinton

1930, MOVING PICTURE THEATRES: Strand Theatre 1800 Clinton

TELEPHONE DIRECTORY LISTINGS:

12 Nov 1923, THEATRES Clinton Strand Theatre 1800 Clinton JE fersn-2940

20 May 1924, THEATRES Clinton Strand Theatre 1800 Clinton JE fersn-2940

10 Nov 1924, THEATRES Clinton Strand Theatre 1800 Clinton JE fersn-2940

The New Tri It Theatre

1923


Unity Theatre

1923–____



Showplace Theatre

____–present



1061–1065 Grant Street

ARCHITECT: Bacon and Lurkey

ORGAN: Link, purchased in 1923, blower serial number 15261. This was the only Buffalo theatre to have a Link organ as an original installation.

NOTES: Brick; 2 stories in front, with a 2 story-tall auditorium. Replaced the Try It Theatre. The winning selection in a contest to name the theatre was Community Theatre. Because of the difficulty of fitting the new name on the small marquee, it became the Unity instead. The name of operating company was New Try It Theatre, Inc., even after the theatre was re named the Unity. Michael Calleri managed it at one time.

CURRENT STATUS: Showplace Theatre, a night club.

REFERENCES:

Insurance Maps of Buffalo, New York (New York: Sanborn-Perris Map Co., Ltd., 1916–1961), vol. 4 p. 407.

David L. Junchen. The Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ. Vol. 1. Pasadena, Ca.: Showcase Publications, 1985, p. 282. [MUSIC DEPT. Oversize ML 561 .J86 1985 v.1]

CITY DIRECTORY LISTINGS:

1923, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): New Try It Theatre Inc The 1063–1065 Grant

1924, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): New Try It Theatre Inc 1063 Grant

1924, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Unity Theatre 1065 Grant

1925, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Unity Theatre 1065 Grant

1928, MOVING PICTURE THEATRES: Unity Theatre 1063 Grant

1929, MOVING PICTURE THEATRES: Unity 1063 Grant

1930, MOVING PICTURE THEATRES: Unity Theatre 1063–1065 Grant

TELEPHONE DIRECTORY LISTINGS:

20 May 1924, THEATRES New Try-It Theatre Inc 1063 Grant BI dwell-2484

10 Nov 1924, THEATRES New Try-It Theatre Inc 1063 Grant BI dwell-2484
Varsity Theatre

1923–____



Circle Arts

c. 1963–19 April 1970



Capri

1970–____



New Palace

____–1996



Theatre

1996


3161–3165 Bailey Avenue

ARCHITECTS: R. Lewis and R. Hill ??????

ORGAN: Marr & Colton, purchased in 1923, blower serial number 15057.

NOTE: Early art deco, Spanish-influenced wooden decor. Curtain was a single piece that travelled horizontally. Basil Brothers operated it during the 1950s. After Fred Keller lost the lease on the Circle Arts on Connecticut Street, he moved the Circle’s sign to the Varsity and re opened his business there. Lost business to competition from the University at Buffalo, and sold it to Carl Traina, who named it the Capri and ran it as a burlesque house. Carl Traina lost it in a legal seizure in 1996, and a black church took over to run family films.

CURRENT STATUS: Closed.

REFERENCES:

“Varsity Theatre” (ad), The Buffalo Evening Times (19 December 1926), p. 6.

“8 Theaters.” Buffalo News 27 August 1958).

Bob Sokolosky. “Circle-Arts Theater Plans Film Festival.” Buffalo Courier-Express (11 December 1968), p. 34 c. 1–2.

“To Close April 19.” Buffalo Evening News (9 April 1970), p. 67.

“Closing Ends Cinematic Era.” Buffalo Courier-Express (14 April 1970), p. 5.

Ardis Smith. “Theater Revisited.” Buffalo Evening News (3 July 1970), p. B9 c. 1–8.

“Capri Art Theater Licensing Challenged at Hearing.” Buffalo Evening News (20 August 1970), p. 49.

“Capri Art Lawyer Hits License Laws.” Buffalo Courier-Express (11 August 1970), p. 14 c. 3–4.

Michael Beebec. “X Rated Theater Challenging Law.” Buffalo Evening News (8 August 1980), p. I 9 c. 5–8.

David L. Junchen. The Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ. Vol. 1. Pasadena, Ca.: Showcase Publications, 1985, p. 310. [MUSIC DEPT. Oversize ML 561 .J86 1985 v.1]

CITY DIRECTORY LISTINGS:

1924, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Varsity Theatre 3165 Bailey av

1925, THEATRES (MOVING PICTURES): Varsity Theatre 3161 Bailey av

1928, MOVING PICTURE THEATRES: Varsity Theatre 3165 Bailey av

1929, MOVING PICTURE THEATRES: Varsity 3165 Bailey av

1930, MOVING PICTURE THEATRES: Varsity Theatre 3165 Bailey av


TELEPHONE DIRECTORY LISTINGS:

12 Nov 1923, THEATRES Varsity Theatre 3165 Bailey av CR esnt-4005

20 May 1924, THEATRES Varsity Theatre 3165 Bailey av CR esnt-4005

10 Nov 1924, THEATRES Varsity Theatre 3165 Bailey av CR esnt-4005


Commodore Theatre

16 September 1926–1956



2285 Genesee Street

ARCHITECT: Joseph J. Giegand

ORGAN: Marr & Colton 2/7, purchased in 1926, blower serial number O517B, 5HP, 10"WP.

NOTE: 800 seats. Open through sometime in the 1950s.

CURRENT STATUS: Gone. Wilson Farms (2275 Genesee) possibly stands in its place.

REFERENCES:

R:95 6 R 5 vol. 1 p. 43.

“New Commodore Theater Opens Doors Tonight.” Buffalo Courier-Express (16 September 1926), p. 8 c. 1.

David L. Junchen. The Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ. Vol. 1. Pasadena, Ca.: Showcase Publications, 1985, p. 310. [MUSIC DEPT. Oversize ML 561 .J86 1985 v.1]

CITY DIRECTORY LISTINGS:

1927, MOVING PICTURE THEATRES: Commodor Theatre 2285 Genesee

1928, MOVING PICTURE THEATRES: Commodor Theatre 2285 Genesee

1929, MOVING PICTURE THEATRES: Commodor 2285 Genesee

1930, MOVING PICTURE THEATRES: Commodor 2285 Genesee

Schine’s Riverside Theatre

25 December 1926–1961



824 Tonawanda Street

ARCHITECTS: Bacon & Lurkey???

ORGAN:

NOTE: Built in 1926. Cannot locate plan at City Hall. J. Meyer Schine bought it upon completion of construction in November 1926. Later remodeled to become a skiing simulator called the Ski Deck. Demolished in 1971.



OTHER THEATRE WITH THE SAME NAME: Not to be confused with Knauss’s earlier Riverside just down the street at 853½ Tonawanda Street.

CURRENT STATUS: A library and its grounds occupy this site.



REFERENCES:

Insurance Maps of Buffalo, New York (New York: Sanborn-Perris Map Co., Ltd., 1916–1961), vol. 4, p. 425?

R:95.6 R 5 vol. 1 p. 259.



The Buffalo Evening Times (12 November 26).

“Schine Chain Offers ‘Realignment’ Plan.” Buffalo News (8 May 1946).

“Court Orders Schine to Sell Some of Theaters in 4 States.” Buffalo News (5 July 1946).

“Judge Extends Order for Sale of Theaters.” Buffalo News (22 January 1952).

Ned Adamson. “Riverside Theater Demolition Sought.” Buffalo Courier-Express (18 March 1971), p. 19 c. 6–7.

“Riverside Theater Razing Is Urged.” Buffalo Courier-Express (13 March 1971), p. 26 c. 7–8.

CITY DIRECTORY LISTINGS:

1927, MOVING PICTURE THEATRES: Riverside Theatre 824 Tonawanda

1928, MOVING PICTURE THEATRES: Riverside Theatre 824 Tonawanda

1929, MOVING PICTURE THEATRES: Riverside 824 Tonawanda

1930, MOVING PICTURE THEATRES: Riverside Theatre 824 Tonawanda

Shea’s Kensington Theatre

25 December 1926–December 1961



Kensington Theatre

January 1962–1979



Oscar Micheaux Theatre

1979


3051 Bailey Avenue

ARCHITECTS: William and Henry Spann.

ORGAN: Wurlitzer

NOTES: A gas explosion blew the front wall of the building clear across the street. Funny that the building was still heated by coal at the time.

OTHER THEATRE WITH THE SAME NAME: Not to be confused with the Kensington Theatre on Grider Street.

CURRENT STATUS: Gone. A small shopping plaza stands in its place.



REFERENCES:

Insurance Maps of Buffalo, New York (New York: Sanborn-Perris Map Co., Ltd., 1936–1961), vol. 6, p. 676.

Plan C163, 16 November 1925.

Sketch of the front elevation. The Buffalo Evening Times (19 December 1926).

“Closed. Dispon Will Open Middle of January.” Buffalo Evening News (7 December 1961), p. 70.

“James Macris Acting Manager of Theater Transferred to Newark.” Buffalo Courier-Express (16 February 1965), p. 4.

Exterior photo of Shea’s Kensington. Jean E. Weil. Kensington from Start to Kinsey, or 3090 Bailey Avenue. [Buffalo Collection. Oversize. F129.B8 W25 1966]

“Kensington to Reopen as Oscar Micheaux.” Buffalo Courier-Express (18 April 1979), p. 26.

Brenda Cawthon. “The Old Kensington Theater: Black Filmmaker Recalled.” Buffalo Courier-Express (10 April 1979), p. 26 c. 1–4.

Charlotte Johnson. “Oscar Micheaux Theatre Planning to Open Its Entertainment Bounds.” Buffalo Courier-Express (18 September 1979), p. 13 c. 1–3, 20 c. 1–2.

CITY DIRECTORY LISTINGS:

1930, MOVING PICTURE THEATRES: Shea’s Kensington Theatre 3051 Bailey av


Granada Theatre

22 February 1927–____



3176 Main Street

ARCHITECTS: Bacon & Lurkey

ORGAN: Wurlitzer

NOTE: 1,700 seats; no balcony. Spanish-influenced wooden designs. One of the first theatres in the world, after the Regent, to be set up with Todd-AO prototype machines. The Cinerama screen was placed on rails, and the curvature was variable. Had the best sound system in the area. Opening feature was Battling Butler. This is where Rocky Horror first played its Buffalo midnight run.

CURRENT STATUS: Demolished in 1990. Empty lot, though the apartment above the vestibule is suspended in air, and is still decorated with the Vikings.

REFERENCES:

Plan # C161 (3rd vault)

R:95.6 R 5 vol. 1 p. 87.

“The Granada, North Buffalo Theater, Opens Doors Tonight.” Buffalo Courier (22 February 1927).

“New Granada Theater One of Buffalo’s Best.” The Buffalo Evening Times (13 March 1927). See also photos on back page.

“Granada Rededicated.” Buffalo Courier-Express (13 November 1940), p. 10.

“Schine Chain Offers ‘Realignment’ Plan.” Buffalo News (8 May 1946).

“Court Orders Schine to Sell Some of Theaters in 4 States.” Buffalo News (5 July 1946).

“Judge Extends Order for Sale of Theaters.” Buffalo News (22 January 1952).

“Sale of Schine Movie Chain Won’t Affect Granada Here.” Buffalo Evening News (21 July 1965), p. 61.

“Granada Theater Purchased as Part of $75 Million Deal.” Buffalo Evening News (24 August 1966), p. 75.

“Company to Lease Granada—The Panther Theater Circuit.” Buffalo Courier-Express (9 September 1966).

“Misfortunes Continue to Trouble Granada.” Buffalo Courier-Express (12 October 1968), p. 10.

“Granada Owners Plead Guilty to Smut Charges.” Buffalo Evening News (12 December 1973), p. 69 c. 3–4.

“Nonprofit Operation of Granada Weighted.” Buffalo Evening News (29 April 1976), p. 17 c. 7–8.

“City Obtains Granada at Tax Sale.” Buffalo Courier-Express (19 April 1976), p. 6.

“City Receives $93,000 Bit.” Buffalo Evening News (27 October 1976), p. 43 c. 6.

“Sale of Granada Theater to Edward Bebko Associates Approved.” Buffalo Courier-Express (12 January 1977), p. 21.

“Ruling Reserved on Killing Granada Challenge.” Buffalo Evening News (23 February 1977), p. 43.


Buffalo Courier-Express (13 November 1977), p. 5 c. 2–3.

“Granada Bidders Push Proposals.” Buffalo Courier-Express (14 November 1977), p. 26.


CITY DIRECTORY LISTINGS:

1927, MOVING PICTURE THEATRES: Granada Theatre 3176 Main

1928, MOVING PICTURE THEATRES: Granada Theatre 3176 Main

1929, MOVING PICTURE THEATRES: Granada 3176 Main

1930, MOVING PICTURE THEATRES: Granada Theatre 3176 Main
Charles J. Bagg’s NEVER BUILT Theatre

1928


1514 Main Street

ARCHITECT:

NOTE: To have been built by Charles J. Bagg, who earlier ran the Empire at this address, and who was also involved with the 1901 Lafayette Theatre.

CURRENT STATUS: Grounds of Nirelli’s Collision.



REFERENCES:

R:95.6 R 5 vol. 1 p. 163.

“$500,000 Film House to Be Erected Here.” Buffalo News (4 February 1928).
Jeffersonian (NEVER BUILT)

1928


1350–1352 Jefferson Street

ARCHITECTS: Louis Greenstein and Myron E. O’Neil, Jr.

NOTE: 1700 seats. Owned by the Jeffersonian Holding Corporation, of Buffalo. Apparently never built. Greenstein later designed Dipson’s Abbott (Towne) on Abbott near Ridge in Lackawanna (Buffalo Evening News, 18 October 1950, p. 86).

CURRENT STATUS: A parking lot and stores adjacent to the Apollo Theatre occupy this site.


REFERENCES:

“New Theater in Jefferson Avenue.” Buffalo News (23 March 1928).

Shea’s Bailey Theatre

30 September 1928–c.1934



Dipson’s Bailey Theatre

1934–1977



2163 Bailey Avenue, ne cor Genesee Street

ARCHITECTS: Henry L. and William T. Spann

CONTRACTOR: John Schaaf

ORGAN:


NOTES: Building started by Stanley-Mark-Strand, then Warners, then taken over by Shea. It was never finished, and the balcony was never built, making it well nigh impossible to reach the projection booth. (Did Dewey Michaels once run this as a burlesque house?)

CURRENT STATUS: Fenced-in vacant lot.


REFERENCES:

Plan I118, 1 July 1927

R:95.6 R 5 vol. 1 p. 59.

“East Side Will Get Large Movie House.” Buffalo Courier (3 November 1926).

“New Theatre at Bailey and Genesee to Open in Fall, Seating Capacity 2,000.” Buffalo Courier-Express (12 August 1928), s7p. 7.

“To Open Setp. 30.” Buffalo Courier-Express (13 September 1928), s7p. 16.

“$1,000,000 Theater at Bailey and Genesee.” The Buffalo Evening Times (30 September 1928), p. 81 c. 2, p. 85.

“Century, Bailey Change Management.” Buffalo News (24 April 1939).

“Area Theaters Sold to Batavia Operator.” Buffalo News (12 November 1940).

“Theater Operations of Shea’s Circuit Revealed at Trial.” Buffalo News (10 April 1948).

“Seeks $1,200,000 Damages against Shea Theatres.” Buffalo Courier-Express (15 April 1948), p. 32.

“Ablest Legal Minds Arrayed in $1,200,000 Film Controversy.” Buffalo News (21 April 1948).

“Squeeze Play against Rivoli Denied.” Buffalo Courier-Express (12 April 1948), p. 13.

“Suit Nears Close.” Buffalo Courier-Express (14 April 1948), p. 22.

“Picture Rentals Paid by Rivoli and Rival Theater Disclosed.” Buffalo News (25 April 1948).

“Rivoli Accounts Balanced, Former Cashiers Testify.” Buffalo News (27 April 1948).

“Case Goes to Jury.” Buffalo Courier-Express (19 April 1948), p. 25.

“Jury Rejects Rivoli Claims.” Buffalo Courier-Express (30 April 1948), p. 13.

“Dipson’s Attorney Says Ban Included Stage Productions.” Buffalo News (16 September 1948).

“Dipson Admits RKO and Century-Fox Upheld Contracts.” Buffalo News (21 September 1948).

“Paramount Owns Interest in Shea’s, M’Faul Testifies.” Buffalo News (22 September 1948).

“M’Faul Explains Change in Policy on Leased Theater.” Buffalo News (23 September 1948).

“1934 Action Ruled Out as Evidence in Theater Trial.” Buffalo News (24 September 1948).

“M’Faul Says Films Dipson Got Were Superior to Shea’s.” Buffalo News (29 September 1948).

“Pressure Brought to Bar Film Showing, Dipson Aide Says.” Buffalo News (30 September 1948).

“Dipson Letter Read to Show He Was Not Denied Good Pictures.” Buffalo News (1 October 1948).

“Dipson Records Produced in Court in Defense Move.” Buffalo News (7 October 1948).

“Dipson Theater Suit Adjourned to Oct. 19.” Buffalo News (8 October 1948).

“Dipson Wins Claim on Damage Period.” Buffalo News (19 October 1948).

“Judge Dismisses Part of Dipson Anti Trust Suit.” Buffalo News (3 November 1948).

“Dipson Himself Sought to Bar Competition in ’41, Defense Says.” Buffalo News (17 November 1948).

“Bailey Second-Runs Proved Profitable, Auditor Testifies.” Buffalo News (18 November 1948).

“His Refusal to Sell Films to the Bailey Defended by Lux.” Buffalo News (19 November 1948).

“Dipson Theater Trial Ends after 8 Weeks.” Buffalo News (20 November 1948).

“Dipson Case Goes to Supreme Court.” Buffalo News (25 October 1951).

“Vetter Plans Complex for Bailey Theater.” Buffalo Courier-Express (9 September 1977), p. 2.


CITY DIRECTORY LISTINGS:

1929, MOVING PICTURE THEATRES: Shea’s Bailey 2163 Bailey av



1930, MOVING PICTURE THEATRES: Shea’s Bailey Theatre 2163 Bailey av




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