We’ll be back for our fourth year of the annual Western New York Movie Expo here in downtown Buffalo, New York. All you film-watchers can visit this site as well as our Facebook page to get the latest bookings we are making.
Our schedule for this year’s Expo has now been posted to this website, and a wide variety of rare movies will be screened – Hollywood’s Golden Era, silent movies with live musical accompaniment by Jeff Rapsis, vintage television, and vintage animation classics.
And don’t miss our Movie Memorabilia Emporium! This year, dealers from New York, Boston, Minneapolis, Chicago, and other cities will bring you posters, books, DVDs, movie reels, autographs, cameras, and many other collectibles.
Three screening rooms will bring a wider variety of films to the schedule. If you miss a scheduled movie, we will re-run it in one of the three screening rooms for you.
This is a film festival for movie fans of all ages – and seeing movies with an audience is always more fun! So is making new friends and catching up with “old comrades in collecting”.
This Year’s Highlights ~
Our 2019 schedule is now posted, and our highlights include ~
- An auction
- Rod Serling Rarities Festival – Our fourth annual Serling festival, hosted by Serling archivist Michael Pipher
- Classic silent-era movies with live music accompaniment – Jeff Rapsis returns for a fourth year to provide live music for our silent film program
- Old-Time Golden Age of Radio Celebration
- Selections from the Golden Age of Animation
- Science-Fiction movies
- Film Noir classics
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Event Hotel ~
The Western New York Movie Expo will be held at the Buffalo Grand Hotel, formerly the Adam’s Mark Hotel and Event Center, located at ~
120 Church Street
Buffalo, New York 14202
Telephone – 716-845-5100
The hotel is located on Church Street, across from City Hall and the Channel 7 television station – and conveniently off the expressway exit in downtown Buffalo, New York.
More information on our venue is available on the Hotel page.
Planning to attend all four days? Get the “Weekend Package” and save! Daily admission tickets are also available.
Students, show your valid ID and save $2 on daily admission tickets on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
Weekend package ~
- $35 – Pre-registration purchased up to the morning of Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019
- $40 – At the door
Daily admission ~
- $12 – Thursday, Friday, or Saturday
- $6 – Sunday only
Students with ID ~
- $10 – Thursday, Friday, or Saturday
- $6 – Sunday only
More information about tickets is available on the Tickets page.
Doors to the Movie Expo open at 9 am each day.
Daily hours for both the Dealers’ Room and the Expo Room are as follows ~
- Thursday – 9 am to 12 midnight
- Friday – 9 am to 12 midnight
- Saturday – 9 am to 12 midnight
- Sunday – 9 am to 2 pm
Parking is available at the Buffalo Grand Hotel in a two-deck parking garage adjoining the hotel.
Pick up a ticket at the gate on entering the parking area. Please validate your ticket at the hotel’s front desk.
A daily fee of $10 will be charged to registered hotel guests, who will also have in-and-out privileges.
Movie Expo attendees not staying at the Buffalo Grand Hotel may also park in the garage for the $10 daily fee, including in-and-out privileges.
The lot is self-parking only. Valet parking is not available.
Getting Here ~
Our event hotel – the Buffalo Grand Hotel, located at 120 Church Street in Buffalo, New York – is easily reached by both car and train.
By Car ~ Driving to Buffalo? The Buffalo Grand Hotel is convenient to Interstate I-190. If you’re traveling on I-190, take the Church Street exit.
By Train ~ Traveling by Amtrak to Buffalo? The Exchange Street station is most convenient to the hotel.
The Exchange Street station is located at 75 Exchange Street, in Buffalo, New York.
The Buffalo Grand Hotel is an easy ride by taxi, or an 11-minute or 12-minute walk from the train station.
More information about the Exchange Street station is available here, on the Amtrak website.
Now Available – Coffee and Travel Mugs ~
Now available in our online Shop – unique coffee mugs and travel mugs.
These mugs are perfect for enjoying your favorite beverage during the Western New York Movie Expo.
Coffee mugs are $7.95 each.
Travel mugs are $12.95 each.
Orders are fulfilled by GearBubble.
Find out more, including links to order, on our Shop page.