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Curtain rises on the restored North Park Theatre

March 7th, 2014 by North Park Theatre
Mark Sommer
The Buffalo News
March 7th, 2014

Under the North Park Theatre’s marquee, bursting with color, moviegoers entering the newly restored theater Friday discovered decades of dirt and grime had been replaced by sparkle and splendor.

For many, the ornamental details and artwork that had been obscured for decades in the 1920 movie palace were astonishing.

“I used to come here, and every time I’d look up at the ceiling, I figured that surely a piece of it would fall on me during the show. Now I’m looking up at its grandeur and I’m just so pleased, so happy. I thought it was a cool place anyway, but I never thought I’d see this,” said Elizabeth Reinagle, who went to the theater’s first showing with her husband, Russ.