Quality Inn Airport
4217 Genesee St.
Buffalo, NY 14225
Phone: (716) 633-5500
Fax: (716) 633-4231
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
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.
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.
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
This Buffalo art house has three screens for your viewing pleasure. For a more enjoyable experience, sit back and relax with popcorn and a soda from the refreshment stand. For film times, ticket prices and further information please see their website.
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
Located in the University Heights area near the Buffalo Niagara International Airport, this bar has been presenting some of the best live music in Western New York for more than 25 years. The ambience is cool and laid-back, making it perfect for an evening out with friends who want to have a drink or two while listening to music. Thursday night is hip-hop time. Tickets for all shows are only available at the door, and there is no reserved seating. Most shows begin at 11p. Open from Monday to Saturday from 3pm and Sunday from 1pm.
Though it is in the complex of the Bennett High School, Robert E. Rich All-High Stadium is owned and run by the city. Opened in 1926, this football stadium is among the active high school stadiums in town. It is now the home-ground of Medaille College's soccer and lacrosse teams.
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.
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.