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Personal History: The Aurora Theatre
Personal History: The Aurora Theatre

by Kirke Rockwood

Visiting East Aurora this past October brought back many memories, especially of the Aurora Theatre.

We moved from Buffalo on Feb. 28, 1933, which happened to be my eighth birthday. I was immediately aware of the theater. In those days, the townspeople were very lucky as it was good entertainment during the Depression, and inexpensive. Tickets for children were just 15 cents and adults were 30. (Later during World War II, a tax increased them to 17 and 33 cents.)

The theater was used by film distributors to check drawing power before they were shown in Buffalo, so we had first run. Three different films a week were shown, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, then the next on Wednesday and Thursday and the third on Friday and Saturday, which was usually a comedy or western, and sometimes a Saturday afternoon matinee.

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