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07-JUN-2006 Karl R. Josker


625 William St. Buffalo

Was originally the Savoy.

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Jim Bonitati 02-Apr-2017 02:16
Hi to Bob Felser! Was an under-age usher at the Roxy in the late 1940s. The manager was a Mr Murphy (later replaced by 'Butch" Muller). This was a dream job then for any poor kid: free movies & popcorn plus a small (tiny!) paycheck. I remember the purple uniform with gold buttons that came with the job. My partner Kevin Gore & I always enjoyed seeing Mr & Mrs Basil driving up in their push car to collect the proceeds of the week. Sometimes we would sneak a friend in through the side door behind the screen.
Jim Bonitati 02-Apr-2017 01:56
Hi to Bob Felser! I was an under-aged usher at the Roxy in the early 1950s. A Mr Murphy was the manager (later replaced by 'Butch' Muller). A dream job then for any poor young kid: free movies & popcorn & a payday (tiny!) to boot. Used to enjoy watching Mr & Mrs Basil drive up every week to collect the proceeds. Sometimes opened the side door to sneak a friend in.
Bob Felser 03-Jun-2013 00:46
I used to go to the Roxy,plus we used to play handball on the side of the theater,there was great art on the side by local guys in the gang back in the 40's