The 3,498 seat Shea's Buffalo Theatre at 646 Main Street in downtown Buffalo opened 90 years ago last week, January 16, 1926. The theatre closed in the mid 1970's and a group of preservationists led by Curt Mangel worked to save the house. I visited this theatre a number of times in the mid to late 70's and always had a good time, saw a few great shows in here, La Bohème, B.B. King and a few others. Over the years the theatre has been meticulously restored. Today Shea's Buffalo is one of the finer venues in the country.
Grand Lobby from Motion Picture News, April 1, 1927.