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Delaware Drive-in Theatre was located in Tonawanda, New York

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Delaware Drive-in
Status: Demolished
Location: 4100 Delaware Avenue, Tonawanda, NY 14150
Screens: 1
Capacity: 1,000 cars
Original owner: Built by Louis Drew; operated later by Harry Berkson & Nathan Dickman.
Opening date: August 19, 1948
Final season: 1963
What's there now: Demolished for construction of the Delaware Avenue south to the I-290 eastbound on-ramp.

This page was last updated on January 19, 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 1966, courtesy of Dominic Scalzo. Aerial image from 2006, courtesy of Google Earth.
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Aerial close-up image from 2006, courtesy of Google Earth. Grand opening tomorrow article from the Buffalo Evening News on August 18, 1948. Grand opening tonight article from the Buffalo Courier Express on August 19, 1948. Grand opening tonight ad from the Buffalo Courier Express on August 19, 1948.
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Grand opening tonight ad from the Buffalo Evening News on August 19, 1948. Grand opening picture from the Buffalo Courier Express on August 19, 1948. Delaware Drive-in miniature golf course ad from the Buffalo Evening News from 1949. Delaware Drive-in matchbook, courtesy of William Sureck.
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Delaware Drive-in marquee from August1948, courtesy of Flexlume Sign Co.      

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