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Niagara Drive-in Theatre was located in Amherst, New York

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Niagara Drive-in

aka Skyway Niagara Drive-in

Status: Demolished
Location: 1703 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst, NY 14228
Screens: 1
Capacity: 750 cars
Origianl owner: Built by unknown; operated later by Skyway Theatres; operated later by Blatt Brothers.
Opening date: August 14, 1941
Final season: 1965
What's there now: Eastern Mountain Sports, Chipotle, Starbucks, Verizon, & Applebee's.

This page was last updated on January 25, 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 1958, courtesy HistoricAerials.com. Aerial image from 2006, courtesy of Google Earth.
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Aerial close-up image from 2006, courtesy of Google Earth. Grand opening ad from the Buffalo Evening News on August 13, 1941. Grand opening tonight ad from the Buffalo Evening News on August 14, 1941. Article from the Niagara Gazette on May 2, 1942.
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Former Niagara Drive-in is now the partially occupied by Verizon Wireless and Starbucks Coffee, image from 2007 courtesy of Rick Cohen.      

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