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That Old Drive-In Theater

November 2, 2010

For reasons only the mind-faeries know I just thought of the old drive-in theater that I grew up a short walk through a yard and a field from in Western New York. And lo and behold—I found it on the internet. In several places. There’s even an aeriel photo of the site (at the first link) from 1978. And my house is even in there—who knows, I may have even been standing in the yard at the time! (Click pix to enlarge.)

When I was just a young teenager some of the neighborhood kids and myself put a hundred yards or so of wire into one of the pole speakers and put it in the brush behind the theater so we could sit back there on summer nights and watch—and listen to—the movies for free. Ah, youth. And they even had concerts there for a while—and I found an old WNY band that played there in 1978.

Got any drive-in theater memories of your own? Tell us about them in the comments!

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Barb
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Barb

Is this on Route 16 in Delevan/ Yorkshire?

Thom
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Thom

No, in Lancaster. Straight east of Buffalo, past Cheektowaga.

Delevan Yorkshire – I spent time in that area when I was a kid. Freedom!

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