Movie Theatres

The Spectrum

If you want to get off campus for some fun and you lack the age, the fake ID, or the desire to drink alcohol, there are still plenty of ways to have fun in Buffalo.

To start, there is the Amherst Theater across the street from South Campus and next to McDonalds. In partnership with Late Nite UB, it offers a movie every Saturday night and free admission to the first 75 students to swipe a valid UB ID. After the first 75, admission is $5. The Amherst Theater also offers a $2 student discount for other showings.

The other theaters around town offer student discounts of varying degrees. More can be found at for Dipson Theaters (including the Amherst), for Regal Entertainment, and for the closest theater to North Campus.

There is also an inexpensive theater in Cheektowaga called Movieland 8. Its admission is $4 most of the time and $2 on Wednesdays and Fridays. It is located in the Thruway Plaza near Wal-Mart.

During the summer months, grab a car and a friend and check out the Transit Drive-In. They are open on weekends, and the films start at sunset. The price is $8 per person aged-12 and older. More info can be found on their website,

The Market Arcade Theatre, a part of the Dipson Theatres, offers Diane Christian and Bruce Jackson's film seminar class on Tuesday nights at 7 p.m., which is open to the public. The series screens monumental films of the past and then offers a discussion of the film and its history.

If you're in the mood for something a little more independent, then The Screening Room at 3131 Sheridan Dr. near Bailey Avenue is an option. Admission is between $5 and $6 depending on the film, and free screenings are also offered with web registration. It also hosts poetry nights on the third Tuesday of every month.