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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.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.  

 

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Our home away from home from March until October! Long live the Transit!
#1 - George N Root III - 12/16/2009 - 06:31
Thanks for staying open. Started out as bf and gf with a new puppy out of college to two attorneys with a baby still going to this place. Love it during the summer.
#2 - Brian D - 07/26/2010 - 19:17
I am so glad the Transit Drive-In Theater is still operating. I enjoy going there in the spring and summer. Go a lot with my friends and family is always a fun treat. I cant believe how long the lines get when The Transit Drive-In opens. I always tell my friends we have to go early or else we will be waiting a long time. They did not believe me until I took them all there and they said whoa I am glad we came early.
#3 - Eric - 01/10/2011 - 18:03
Hi, i just ordered 2 $25 gift cards on line. i did not get any confirmation that it went through, is there anyway you can let me know, and also if they will be here before Christmas. thanks, have a Merry Christmas
#4 - connie perry - 12/15/2015 - 09:31
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