48 Freeman Road
Williamsville, NY 14221
Phone: (716) 634-2700
Fax: (716) 634-1644
This cinema, part of the Regal chain, is situated around nine miles outside Buffalo, in the village of Williamsville. Folks in the area head here on weekends, to catch up with the latest in Hollywood. Comfortable stadium seating, audio devices and facilities for those with special needs make the venue all the more accessible. The decent staff is often on-hand to help out with any difficulties. During intermission, a trip to the café would be in order. If you want to kill time, the game room provides sufficient entertainment. Check the website for more information on ticket prices and schedules.
The Banquet Hall of the Main-Transit Fire Department is an ideal venue for corporate and private events alike. With a capacity to accommodate nearly 250 guests, it is equipped with all the requisite modern amenities. You can also avail the kitchen facility if required. For more details on booking and other information, check website or call ahead.
This theater groups was founded in 1995 by well-known Buffalo actress Mary Kate O'Connell. For many years, the group was in residence in the Cabaret in the Square, but in 2009 moved to a larger theater when it partnered with the Erie Community College North campus. They offer a full season of plays, musicals and special events, including weekly performances of their signature show "Diva by Diva". "A Celebration of Women", which is Buffalo's longest running show, celebrates its 10th year in 2009. They are a member of the Theater Alliance of Buffalo. - Christine A. Smyczynski
Located in a turn-of-the-century building in Lancaster, east of Buffalo, this 350-seat arts center features a variety of performing arts: from operettas and contemporary musicals to jazz concerts, drama, and dance. The opera house runs a 10-month season from Sep to Jun. Recent productions have included blockbuster hits such as Gypsy, West Side Story, and The Merry Widow. There are matinee specials for kids, and special event features such as The Haunted Opera House and Crafts In The Village.
This popular orchestra offers free outdoor concerts on Sundays in the Clarence Town Park.
Come to this theater to watch your favorite movie in Dolby Digital Sound and sink into the cushy, comfortable seats. Tickets can be purchased on the same day, or in advance on the phone. You needn’t even worry about your vehicle here; ample parking space is available. Check the website for details on the schedule and ticket prices.
This not-for profit professional theater is based at Daemen College. Founded in 1990, this 136-seat theater has brought over 120 different musical productions to western New York. Some productions are adaptations of classics while others are original productions created by Musicalfare. They have won close to 80 Artvoice theater awards, more than any other musical theater in the region. Annual fundraisers include a golf outing, galas, and bus tours to other regional theaters. Musicalfare is a member of the Theater Alliance of Buffalo. There is plenty of free parking on the college grounds. - Christine A. Smyczynski
The 6,110 seated Alumni Arena at the University of Buffalo features a wide variety of sporting events, all within the comfort of an indoor stadium. Visitors be warned: expect high levels of uproarious student spirit, especially during pre-game rallies.
The Center For Arts at Buffalo is a dynamic venue that hosts a wide variety of world-class shows in dance, opera, theater, concerts, and comedy. Stop by to catch a great performance. Advance booking is advised.
Baird Hall is the home of the Music Department at the University At Buffalo. They have a whole lot of offices along with practice rooms, ensemble rehearsal rooms, classrooms, faculty, student lounges, and a music library. The Baird Recital Hall is one of the venues for Music concerts. It also features a percussion studio, two organ practice rooms and a instrument storage facility. It is connected to the university via walkways and tunnels.
Lippes Concert Hall is located at Slee Hall and all visiting artist concerts and performances, organ recitals, student concerts, faculty performances etc. take place here. The Slee Hall is named after late Frederick and Alice Slee. They were great fans of chamber music, especially Beethoven string quartets. They established an endowment at University of Buffalo for an annual performance and since 1955, 46 string quartet ensembles have performed here. All student performances are free to the public and take place throughout the year.
Page's Paradise Island is a 28,000 square foot indoor family entertainment center that features indoor splash pools, neon miniature golf, rock climbing, a video arcade and more. There is a smaller pool, less than 2 feet deep, for younger children and a larger pool, 3-5 feet deep, for older kids and adults. Lifeguards are on duty at all times. After 9p, Page's turns into a cool club for the 21+ crowd. They have a tiki bar as well as a clam and oyster bar. This is also a great place for kid's birthday parties and the facility can also be rented out for school functions, youth group gatherings and corporate events. -Christine A. Smyczynski