Warning: include(/home/content/t/r/a/transitdit/html/comments/comment.php) [function.include]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/content/61/14013361/html/westernnewyorkregion/transit/include.php on line 11

Warning: include() [function.include]: Failed opening '/home/content/t/r/a/transitdit/html/comments/comment.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/local/php5/lib/php') in /home/content/61/14013361/html/westernnewyorkregion/transit/include.php on line 11
Transit Drive-in Theatre is located in Lockport, near Buffalo, New York

Preserving the history of New York state Drive-in Theatres

Home > New York Drive-ins by Region > Western New York Region > Niagara County Drive-ins > Transit Drive-in

Transit Drive-in
Status: Operating seasonally from late March to early November
Location: 6655 S. Transit Rd., Lockport, NY 14094
Website: www.transitdrivein.com/
Phone: 716-625-8535
Screens: 4 (sceeen 2 opened in 1994, screen 3 opened in 1996, and screen 4 opened in 2001)
Capacity: 1,100 cars
Original owner: Built by Anthony Ragusa, Louis Battaglia, and John Battaglia; bought in 1957 by Irving Cohen, Gary Cohen, Sidney Cohen, and Harry Seeberg; operated later by Macy Cohen; currently operated by Rick Cohen.
Opening date: August 1, 1952
 

This page was last updated on January 30, 2010.

Click on image to view at full size. Click on image to view at full size. Click on image to view at full size. Click on image to view at full size.
Topo map from 1980, courtesy of TerraServer USA. Aerial image from 1958, courtesy of HistoricAerials.com. Aerial image from 1966, courtesy of the Niagara County Soil and Water Conservation District. Aerial image from 1995,courtesy of TerraServer USA.
Click on image to view at full size. Click on image to view at full size. Click on image to view at full size. Click on image to view at full size.
Aerial image from 2006, courtesy of Google Earth. Aerial close-up image from 2006, courtesy of Google Earth. Grand opening tomorrow article from the Lockport Union-Sun and Journal on July 31, 1952. Grand opening tomorrow FULL PAGE ad from the Lockport Union-Sun and Journal on July 31, 1952.
Click on image to view at full size. Click on image to view at full size. Click on image to view at full size. Click on image to view at full size.
Grand opening tonight ad from the Lockport Union-Sun and Journal on August 1, 1952. Article with picture from the Niagara Falls Gazette on December 16, 1971. Article with picture from the Lockport Union-Sun and Journal on September 8, 1973. Article with picture from the Buffalo News on April 16, 1994.
Click on image to view at full size. Click on image to view at full size. Click on image to view at full size. Click on image to view at full size.
Transit Drive-in unused tickets from 1950s, courtesy of Rick Cohen. Transit Drive-in marquee from 1965, courtesy of Rick Cohen. Transit Drive-in screen from 1970, courtesy of Rick Cohen. Transit Drive-in marquee and screen from 1985, courtesy of ClassicImages.com.
Click on image to view at full size. Click on image to view at full size. Click on image to view at full size. Click on image to view at full size.
Transit Drive-in marquee and screen from 1995, courtesy of the Niagara County Historian. Transit Drive-in screen from 2002, courtesy of Rick Cohen. Transit Drive-in screen 1 from 2007, courtesy of Rick Cohen. Transit Drive-in marquee from 2007, courtesy of Rick Cohen.
Click on image to view at full size. Click on image to view at full size. Click on image to view at full size. Click on image to view at full size.
Transit Drive-in parking area and screen 1 from 2007, courtesy of Doug Benz. Transit Drive-in owner Rick Cohen, from 2007. Transit Drive-in screen 1 from 2007, courtesy of Carl Weese. Transit Drive-in screen 2 from 2007, courtesy of Carl Weese.
Click on image to view at full size. Click on image to view at full size. Click on image to view at full size.
Transit Drive-in playground and screen 1 from 2006, courtesy of Rick Cohen. Transit Drive-in snackbar and screen 3 from 1996, courtesy of Rick Cohen. Transit Drive-in snackbar from 2002, courtesy of Rick Cohen.  

 

[ New York Drive-ins by Region ] [ Open New York Drive-ins ] [ New York Drive-in Statistics ]

[ History of the American Drive-in Theatre ] [ Google Earth Map of New York Drive-ins ] [ Drive-in Links ] [ Email ]

 

© 2008-2010 NewYorkDriveins.com. All rights reserved.