The Transit Drive-In Theatre in Lockport opened last month, marking its 66th year in business. It was the latest opening in the history of the drive-in after a less than favorable spring in western New York. Drive-in theaters have been around since the 1930s, however, their popularity began to decline in the 1970s and currently they make up less than 2 percent of movie theaters in the U.S.
This week’s show (April 26) featured reports about the Buffalo State rugby teams and a student who has overcome a difficult medical condition through art. It also included conversations about comic books, after “Superman” celebrated its 80th anniversary, and the Buffalo State production of the classic musical “Cabaret.”
The Fashion and Textile Technology Department at SUNY Buffalo State hosted its 11th annual Runway fashion show April 21 in the Social Hall in the Campbell Student Union. The show provides a platform to showcase the work of student designers who get the opportunity to bring their visions to life.
Buffalo is full of nightlife, architecture and dining options and while many people are aware of attractions, such as Canalside or the Anchor Bar, there are many things the Queen City has to offer that even long-time residents might be unfamiliar with. Thus, a new book details “100 Things to Do in Buffalo Before You Die.”
Buffalo’s historic Shea’s Performing Arts Center hosted its annual black tie gala fundraiser April 20, which featured a private performance by Tony Award winner and “Hamilton” star Leslie Odom Jr. The performing arts center includes three downtown theatres that have showcased talent in Buffalo for many years.
This week on the Buffalo Review (April 20), we covered a dispute between New York and the Seneca Nation, the possibility of legalizing marijuana, the Hyperloop One and drive-in movie theatres.
Buffalo Props, a prop rental house for film and theatre, has been busy in recent years as Hollywood has come to western New York. “I think we’ve worked on 16 films now in four years, which is kind of nuts but we love it,” said David Butler, co-owner of Buffalo Props and a Buffalo State graduate.