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Skyway Drive-in Theatre was located in Athol Springs, New York

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Skyway Drive-in (Athol Springs)

aka Skyway Lakeshore Drive-in

Status: Demolished
Location: 3999 Lakeshore Road, Athol Springs, NY 14010
Screens: 1
Capacity: 600 cars
Original owner: Built by William Brett, Skyway Theatres; operated later by Blatt Brothers.
Opening date: July 2, 1948
Final season: 1985
What's there now: Buffalo Tractor Trailer Institute.

This page was last updated on January 27, 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 HistoricAerials.com. Skyway Lakeshore aerial photo, courtesy of Dominic Scalzo.
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Aerial image from 2006, courtesy of Google Earth. Aerial close-up image from 2006, courtesy of Google Earth. Grand opening tonight article from the Buffalo Evening News on July 2, 1948. Grand opening tonight article from the Buffalo Courier Express on July 2, 1948.
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Grand opening tonight ad from the Buffalo Courier Express on July 2, 1948. Opening for the season ad from the Buffalo Evening News on April 16, 1949. Skyway Lakeshore Drive-in Pass, courtesy of Rocco Santuzzi. Business sign at site of former Skyway Lakeshore Drive-in, image from 2007 courtesy of Rick Cohen.
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Former Skyway Lakeshore Drive-in speaker pole, image from 2007 courtesy of Rick Cohen. Former Skyway Lakeshore Drive-in playground area, image from 2007 courtesy of Rick Cohen. Former Skyway Lakeshore Drive-in parking area, image from 2007 courtesy of Rick Cohen.  

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