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“Great Venue”
Review of Riviera Theatre

Riviera Theatre
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The historic Riviera Theatre, Home of the Mighty WurliTzer theatre organ, was builit in 1926 and is lsted on the National and New York State registers of historic places. it was saved from demoltion in the late 1980's by a group of dedicated volunteers and now hosts over 175 events and 100,000 visitors annually. From demolition to a regional destination and an anchor of developement around the theatre, all thanks to community support, dedicated volunteers and a small hard working staff. The Riviera Theatre and Organ Preservation Society, Inc. owns and operates the historic Riviera Theatre and is a registered 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization with the mission to preserve and maintain the Historic Riviera Theatre and the Mighty WurliTzer Organ and to promote the performing arts. All Proceeds go to the restoration and preservation of the Historic Riviera Theatre. Donations are tax deductible.
Reviewed April 18, 2014

This theatre is a landmark; very good acoustics. They have wonderful concerts and events and we attend many frequently.

Thank kiepou
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Reviewed April 17, 2014

The theatre is a lovely example of theaters of yesterday that are still open and producing great entertainment. My only complaint is there is not enough parking. Get there early for the lot or find space on the street.

Thank Judy E
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Reviewed April 16, 2014

An old man was playing the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ to old black and white silent films of Charlie Chaplain and Laurel and Hardy. There was no music score before him. He didn't need one!
We could walk to the movies when I was a child. Now, under fabulous management, the Riviera draws famous artists and performers from all over the world. Keep your eyes open for future events!

Thank Mary R
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

This historic place is a must see in N T, The organ is amazing along with the venue itself. Great location with a lot of places to eat and have a few cold ones.

Thank Timtruk
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

I have been going to the Riviera Theatre for my entire life! Fond memories of the 1950s like waiting around the city block to attend Saturday afternoon cartoons or scary movies. When that "special movie" played the entire family would go and enjoy the evening with 2 movies, a newsreel, and a cartoon or two. Recently there has been a real turn around at the theatre. This is not just a movie theatre any longer. Everything has been refurbished including the "Mighty Wurlitzer." Great national acts are now playing on a regular basis and new life has been bestowed upon this great local landmark. Watch the local media and take in a show then enjoy the restaurants on Webster Street!

Thank DMF56
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