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It was a vintage ballpark that originally attracted Hollywood to Buffalo to film “The Natural.” “Marshall” was drawn here by our vintage 1930s and ‘40s architecture. For the filmmakers behind “The First Purge,” the initial appeal was the Buffalo vibe – the smell of Cheerios was an unexpected bonus. “The look, the feel and the vibe of the city worked for the film,”…

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Halloween is a special time of year for Wheatfield resident Matt Patterson. The 45-year-old tire builder is probably better known as “MonsterMatt,” a classic horror aficionado and artist who has written a number of monster joke books for fun. He’ll be appearing at Cats Like Us in Tonawanda from noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 22. Patterson first became a fan of the monster genre wh…

Filmmaker and writer Jenna Ricker and writer/actor Greg Stuhr will share clips from their new film “The American Side” at 7 tonight in the Burchfield Penney (1300 Elmwood Ave.) as part of the “Ideas Prime” series. Ricker will discuss how “The American Side,” shot in Buffalo and Niagara Falls, was inspired by local history and architecture. The film follows a low-rent dete…

As the backdrop for hundreds of television shows and feature films — not to mention commercial cutaways for every sporting event televised from here -- Niagara Falls is Western New York’s most immediately recognizable image. "On location at the falls" “Filming for ABC-TV feature movie ‘The Mighty Niagara’ began Wednesday in Niagara Falls, Ont. At left, three of the stars…