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Aero Drive-in Theatre was located in Cheektowaga, New York

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Aero Drive-in
Status: Demolished
Location: 3765 Union Road, Cheektowaga, NY 14225
Screens: 1
Capacity: 500 cars
Original owner: Built Alvin B. Wright and Ronald J. Hoelecle; operated later by Fabian Valentine and Eleanor Ryan.
Opening date: July 1, 1950
Final season: 1971
What's there now: Holiday Showcase Restaurant, Consumer Square Plaza.

This page was last updated on February 12, 2010.

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Topo map from 1995, courtesy of TerraServer USA. Aerial image from 1951, courtesy of the Erie County Division of Information & Support Services. Aerial image from 2006, courtesy of Google Earth. Aerial close-up image from 2006, courtesy of Google Earth.
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Grand opening tonight ad from the Buffalo Evening News on July 1, 1950. Article from the Cheektowaga Times on June 2, 1955. Article from Boxoffice Magazine on Septemberr 23, 1963. Aero Drive-in postcard from 1958, courtesy of Drive-ins.com.
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Former Aero Drive-in entrance is now the entrance to the Consumer Square Plaza, image from 2007 courtesy of Rick Cohen. Former Aero Drive-in snackbar was most recently occupied by Bucca de Beppo, and has since been demolished, image from 2007 courtesy of Rick Cohen. The Holiday Showcase Restaurant is located just to the north of where the Aero Drive-in once stood, and they were open simultaneously for several years, image from 2007 courtesy of Rick Cohen. The Holiday Showcase Restaurant opened in 1965 adjacent to the Aero Drive-in, and is still operating today, image from 2007 courtesy of Rick Cohen.

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