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Lockport Drive-in
Status: Closed
Location: 7672 Rochester Rd., Rt. 31, Gasport, NY 14067
Screens: 1
Capacity: 250 cars
Original owner: Built by Anthony Ragusa.
Opening date: July 28, 1946
Final season: 1987
What's there now: Construction equipment and debris, snackbar still standing, all other structures have been demolished.

This page was last updated on January 25, 2010.

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Topo map from 1978, courtesy of TerraServer USA. Aerial image from 1966, courtesy HistoricAerials.com. Aerial image from 1995, courtesy of TerraServer USA. Aerial image from 2006, courtesy of Google Earth.
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Aerial close-up image from 2006, courtesy of Google Earth. Aerial close-up image courtesy of Bing.com. Opening soon ad from the Lockport Union Sun and Journal on July 26, 1946. Now open ad from the Lockport Union Sun and Journal on July 30, 1946.
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Screen demolition article and picture from the Lockport Union Sun and Journal on July 14, 1988. Picture from the Lockport Union Sun and Journal in 1950. Lockport Drive-in marquee from 1968, courtesy of the Niagara County Historian. Lockport Drive-in screen from 1968, courtesy of the Niagara County Historian.
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Former Lockport Drive-in projection room, image from 2007 courtesy of Rick Cohen. Former Lockport Drive-in snackbar, image from 2007 courtesy of Rick Cohen. Former Lockport Drive-in restroom door, image from 2007 courtesy of Rick Cohen. Former Lockport Drive-in parking area, image from 2007 courtesy of Rick Cohen.

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On alternating weekends my mom would bring me and my brother to the Lockport Drive-in instead of the Transit. I remember thinking how small it was, but I loved it.
#1 - George N Root III - 12/16/2009 - 06:30
Loved the triple features!!!!!!!
#2 - Norb Jarzynski - 04/21/2010 - 07:08
My Mom and Dad worked in the snack Bar when the Drive in was owned by George Tater and his wife. I grew up there and I lived across the street in a green trailer with my mom and dad. It has a lot of memories for me.
#3 - Joanne Carlstedt - 06/10/2013 - 11:18
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