Karl R. Josker
The Allendale Theater
Karl R. Josker
203 Allen St. Buffalo
Canon EOS 20D
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
1/200s f/4.0 at 7.2mm
© 2007 by Karl R. Josker
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I used to see movies there in the early 70s - the one that I remember was "Eraser Head" - the theater sure didn't look like this back then! It's gorgeous now, and I applaud the restoration work! I had a good friend who lived next door - a photographer - can't recall his name. Great guy. Sure miss old friends....
I haven't been back in over 15 years, but I grew up in Allentown in the 70's and 80's. I HAD to comment after reading the post about a marquee on this building. I used to catch the bus to school in front of the Towne Restaruant and walked under the old marquee every day (my family lived on College St., north of Allen). One morning after reaching the stop on the corner I turned around just in time to see the old marquee FALL OFF OF THE BUILDING! I (or anybody else) would surely have been killed if under it at the time. It was winter, so the weight of snow/ice probably had something to do with it. True story! This was probably sometime around 1983/84, and the building had been empty for some time. Oh yeah, I also used to date a girl in college who lived in that building on the left (with the porch). We spent most of our time together inside The Pink Flamingo, even though neither of us was 21! Ah, memories!
JW in Omaha
A bunch of us skipped out of high school to see "Deep Throat" on the day before the city forced the theatre to stop showing the film. I remember paying an astronomical $5 to see the infamous film.
Restoration of this theater has been terrific! I would like to see the marquee replaced. I think it would make it look more like a theater.