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Grandview Drive-in Theatre was located in Angola, New York

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Grandview Drive-in
Status: Demolished
Location: 9049 Erie Rd. (Rte 5) at Lake Street, Angola, NY 14006
Screens: 1
Capacity: 800 cars
Original owner: Built by Bob Reitler; operated later by Dick Geitner & Sidney Cohen; operated later by Larry Geitner.
Opening date: April 21, 1950; held "official" grand opening on May 27, 1950.
Final season: 2005
What's there now: Former proposed site for a Walmart Supercenter, now vacant proprty since Walmart pulled out of the proposed project after drive-in had already been demolished in spring 2008.

This page was last updated on March 21, 2010.

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Topo map from 1990, courtesy of TerraServer USA. Aerial image from 1951, courtesy of the Erie County Division of Information & Support Services. Aerial image from 2005, courtesy of Bing.com. Aerial image from 2006, courtesy of Google Earth.
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Aerial close-up image from 2006, courtesy of Google Earth. Opening tomorrow ad from the Fredonia Censor on April 20, 1950. Opening tomorrow ad from the Dunkirk Observer on April 20, 1950. "Official" grand opening tomorrow ad from the Dunkirk Observer on May 26, 1950.
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"Official" grand opening tonight ad from the Buffalo Courier Express on May 27, 1950. Regualr ad from the Dunkirk Observer on July 1, 1950. Grandview Drive-in screen from 1949, courtesy of Terri Williams. Grandview Drive-in parking area from 1949, courtesy of Terri Williams.
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Grandview Drive-in snackbar from 1949, courtesy of Terri Williams. Grandview Drive-in screen from 1965, courtesy of Dominic Scalzo. Grandview Drive-in marquee from 2002, courtesy of Drive-ins.com. Grandview Drive-in ticket booth from 2006, courtesy of Chris Brame.
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Grandview Drive-in projection room from 2006, courtesy of Chris Brame. Grandview Drive-in snackbar from 2002, courtesy of Drive-ins.com. Grandview Drive-in snackbar from 2006, courtesy of Chris Brame. Grandview Drive-in screen from 1986, courtesy of AmericanClassicImages.com.
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Grandview Drive-in from 2003, courtesy of Tina Battaglia. Grandview Drive-in screen from 2005, courtesy ofDebra Jane Seltzer Debra Jane Seltzer. Grandview Drive-in screen from 2006, courtesy of Chris Brame. Grandview Drive-in damged screen face from 2006, courtesy of Chris Brame.
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Grandview Drive-in screen being demolished in March 2009.      

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