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Twin Drive-in

aka East and West Twin Drive-in

Status: Demolished
Location: 2900 Walden Ave. at Dick Rd, Depew, NY 14043
Screens: 2
Capacity: 950 cars
Original owner: Built by Anthony Ragusa; operated later by Alvin Wright & Fabian Valentine.
Opening date: June 24, 1955
Final season: 1982
What's there now: Walden Development Center.

This page was last updated on January 31, 2010.

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Topo map from 1982, courtesy of TerraServer USA. Aerial image from 1966, courtesy of the Erie County Soil and Water Conservation District. Aerial image from 1978, courtesy of the Erie County Soil and Water Conservation District. Aerial image from 2006, courtesy of Google Earth.
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Aerial close-up image from 2006, courtesy of Google Earth. Grand opening tonight article from the Buffalo Evening News on June 24, 1955. Grand opening tonight ad from the Buffalo Evening News on June 24, 1955. Walden Development Center sign at entrance of former Twin Drive-in, image from 2007 courtesy of Rick Cohen.

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this was the first twinn theater in wny the next appeared in 1966 . the twin di had two flat neon marquees ,both with large arrows indicating the theaters direction.
#1 - old nick - 02/06/2010 - 10:27
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