Rainbo Theatre

1427 Pine Avenue,
Niagara Falls, NY 14301

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Previously operated by: Basil Brothers Theatres

Architects: Albert Elia

Previous Names: Amendola Theatre, Basil's Rainbo Theatre

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Rainbo Theatre

The Amendola Theatre was built for vaudeville in 1922. It was renamed Rainbo Theatre by 1930. This popular neighborhood theatre was closed in 1957 and was demolished in July 1967. The site is now Columbus Square Park and Gazebo, where a plaque commemorates the theatre’s past history.

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LouB on October 9, 2013 at 2:35 am

The Amendola family currently operates the Four Seasons Cinema in the town of Niagara.

LouB on December 8, 2015 at 4:43 am

You can read about this theatre in the book The Italians of Niagara Falls, Vol. II.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 14, 2021 at 5:29 am

An item in the November 1, 1924 issue of Moving Picture World mentioned that Albert Elia had been the builder and architect of the Amendola Theatre.

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