The restoration of the Terra cotta theater Sattler Sattler at 512-16 Broadway has taken a step forward and facade work is now underway. Western New York Minority Media Professionals Inc. (WNYMMP) bought an empty 2008 badge. The theater is housed by WNYMMP with the Bob Coles Institute (Museum of Media Heritage), located directly behind it, on one floor with a TV set and on the other a performance area for students who want to hone their skills in front of the camera or in the arts. performance.
This first phase of the project includes roof repairs, interior cleaning and façade work. Asbestos recovery will also be included in the first phase, which will cost $ 250,000. The total rehabilitation of the project is $ 5.5 million, which will be raised mainly through donations and grants.
History of theaters from Buffalo as the Museum of Architecture website:
Another sight to behold in East St. is this amazing terra-cottage border at 516 Broadway, near Jefferson. The architect, once again, was Henry L. Span, presumably in collaboration with his very younger brother, William T. Span. John G. Sattler commissioned it. Yes, the same Sattler, who was a local real estate tycoon, and the same Sattler, who was late to the department store.
This 928-seat facility, which costs $ 35,000 “fireproof,” was built in 1914 on the site of the Casino’s old Wooden Theater. As far as I know, there were no scenes, just a movie screen. In 1919 or 1920, the theater was renamed Broadway. In 1922 the new leadership installed a Marr & Colton manual. Later, the brothers captured Basil and renamed it Broadway Basilica. In recent years it has been used as a church (temple of joy).
Photo courtesy of WNY