I have held off as long as possible on what to do about the upcoming Western New York Movie Expo. With these latest restrictions imposed on travel from Canada to the U.S.A. (until late July) as well as the 14-day quarantine of inter-state travel, the outcome is obvious that even those who are saying they plan to attend will have too many limitations imposed upon them.
So, for the safety of all concerned as well as fairness to those who planned to attend , we wish to invite you to save up for a real blow-out next summer, 2021! We are keeping the film program we planned pretty much intact. It will be posted on our WNY MOVIE EXPO site after the 23rd of July just to prevent any confusion that they will be shown this year.
I am going to try to get the same time in late July of 2021, if at all possible. The Salvatore “Delavan Hotel” people have been great to work with, and I hope to be able to re-schedule next summer’s show there.
Thanks for your interest and support. Let’s look forward to a great time in 2021.
All the best,
Unfortunately, our 2020 show has been cancelled, but we plan to be back for a sixth year in 2021 for our annual Western New York Movie Expo here in 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 2021 schedule for this year’s Expo is still in development, but you can take a look at our 2019 Expo and get an idea of the wide variety of rare movies we screen – Hollywood’s Golden Era, silent movies with live musical accompaniment by Jeff Rapsis, vintage television, and vintage animation classics.
And you won’t want to miss our Movie Memorabilia Emporium! Last year, dealers from New York, Boston, Minneapolis, Chicago, and other cities brought you posters, books, DVDs, movie reels, autographs, cameras, and many other collectibles.
Two screening rooms will bring a variety of films to the schedule. If you miss a scheduled movie, we will re-run it in one of the two 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”.
Highlights of 2019 ~
Our 2021 schedule is in development, but our 2019 schedule is posted, and our highlights included ~
- 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 ~
New for 2021! In summer of 2021, the Western New York Movie Expo will be held in a new location – the Delavan Hotel and Spa, located at ~
6461 Transit Road
Buffalo, NY 14043
Telephone – 716-635-9000
Toll-Free – 877-456-4097
The hotel is located on Transit Road (NY-78), approximately one mile from Interstate I-90, the New York State Thruway.
More information on our venue is available on the Hotel page.
If you need a hotel room ~
Our venue hotel has rooms available, but we also recommend the Garden Place Hotel, located at ~
6615 Transit Road
Buffalo, New York
Telephone – 716-635-9000
Toll-Free – 877-456-4097
Owned by the Salvatore family, the Garden Place Hotel is located on Transit Road (New York State Route 78), approximately one mile from our venue, the Delavan Hotel and Spa, and very close to Interstate 90, the New York State Thruway.
In addition to the Garden Place Hotel, several other hotels and motels are located near our venue and very close to Interstate 90, including ~
- La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Buffalo – 6619 Transit Road
- Hospitality Inn Buffalo Airport – 6627 Transit Road
- Red Roof Inn Buffalo Niagara Airport – 146 Maple Drive
More information on hotels, as well as our event venue, is available on the Hotel page.
Planning to attend all three days? Get the “Weekend Package” and save! Daily admission tickets are also available.
Weekend package ~
- $25 – Pre-registration
- $25 – At the door
Daily admission ~
- $10 – Thursday, Friday, or Saturday
More information about tickets is available on the Tickets page.
Doors to the Movie Expo open at 10 am on Friday and Saturday.
Daily hours for both the Dealers’ Room and the Expo Room are as follows ~
- Thursday – 5 pm to 9 pm
- Friday – 10 am to 12 midnight
- Saturday – 10 am to 12 midnight
Free parking is available at the Delavan Hotel and Spa.
Movie Expo attendees not staying at the Delavan Hotel and Spa may also park for free at the hotel.
The lot is self-parking only. Valet parking is not available.
Getting Here ~
Our event hotel – the Delavan Hotel and Spa, located at
6461 Transit Road, in Buffalo, New York – is easily reached by both car and plane.
By Car ~ Driving to Buffalo? The Delavan Hotel and Spa is convenient to Interstate I-90. If you’re traveling on I-90, take Exit 49, towards NY-78 south.
By Plane ~ Flying into Buffalo? Buffalo Niagara International Airport is most convenient to the Delavan Hotel and Spa.
The Delavan Hotel and Spa offers a free shuttle from the airport to the hotel.
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.