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Dipson Theatres celebrates a reputation as a regional movie institution with a network of 9 locations lighting 46 silver screens across Michigan, New York, and Pennsylvania. Though the company now spreads across the northeast United States, it began in the small city of Batavia, NY, in 1939?a time when movies were called ?picture shows,? Roosevelt was in the White House, and everybody could only see in black and white. Today that tradition underlies the cinematic experience as patrons chomp popcorn and sip sodas, marveling at modern 3-D visual adventures, summer action movies, family-friendly features, or even indie art flicks and footage from world-renowned opera performances.

4545 Transit Road
Williamsville,
NY
US

Local artist and certified art teacher John Flanagan paints students’ brain canvases during Art-by-You! sessions with step-by-step instructions on acrylic-masterpiece creation. During the two-hour classes, painting pairs receive the physical and mental tools to brush a chromatic magnum opus depicting verdant landscapes, flowing tropical waterfalls, or a favorite page from the dictionary.

4804 Transit Road
Depew,
NY
US

Fitness 19's founders launched their first family-oriented gyms in 2003, hoping to splash the exercising experience with local flavor and familiarity. Life Fitness cardio machines—including treadmills and ellipticals—unite with strength-training machines and free weights to help members to build leaner physiques as certified personal trainers patrol the deep-red-carpeted workout area. The expert staff can also guide clients through yoga, martial arts, and weight loss–centric personal-training sessions. Every location also hosts a kids' room, where youngsters can craft macaroni kettlebells under the supervision of a full-time staff member.

6375 Transit Rd
Depew,
NY
US

Students should bring: Water and a face towel; also, be sure to wear clean sneakers or plan to train barefoot.

Average class length: 60 minutes

Number of Staff: 5?10 people

Class location: Indoors only

Established: 1984

Registration required: Yes

Good for beginners: Yes

Parking: Parking lot

Q&A with the Admin

Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?

We treat our students as part of a team and as individuals, with respect to their unique needs. We provide also positive reinforcement and welcome all body types, ages, and genders.

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We teach traditional Muay Thai kickboxing, which provides a great for core workout. Krav Maga is an Israeli martial art, and is considered by some to be the most effective self-defense technique in the world.

8200 Main Street
Williamsville,
NY
US

Almost every step reveals some new horror within the spooky confines of Frightworld America's Screampark, which the Travel Channel's America's Scariest Halloween Attractions described as "a macabre circus of shocks." It typically takes around two hours to navigate the labyrinth of ominous hallways and monster-infested rooms. The park consists of five themed attractions?with new frights introduced each season?which are all connected to create one massive, pulse-elevating experience.

The designers base these frightening exhibits on inherently unnerving locales?such as an abandoned asylum, an isolated cabin, or a hotel room without access to HBO. In each setting, costumed actors lie in wait to burst forth and startle passersby. After successfully braving all five areas, groups can spend the evening swapping stories of their favorite scare while enjoying a bite from Frightworld's concession stand.

1460 French Road
Depew,
NY
US

Taking pool shots inside Bison Billiards can feel more like playing in a professional tournament than at a local pool hall. This is because players test their mettle on multiple professional-quality pool tables––including Diamond and Gabriels––covered in Simonis cloth and stocked with Aramith balls. The in-house pro shop equips players with a variety of cues, accessories, and cases from top-industry names such as Predator and Poison. About the only distraction from the billiards is the stocked bar, which houses more than 25 varieties of beer and a bank of dartboards that enables visitors to practice their aim before the tailless donkeys invade.

8216 Main St
Williamsville,
NY
US