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Wehrle Drive-in Theatre was located in Lancaster, New York

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Wehrle Drive-in
Status: Demolished
Location: 6707 Transit Rd. at Wehrle, Lancaster, NY 14221
Screens: 1
Capacity: 800 cars
Original owner: Built by Sy Stephens; operated later by Ed Bebko.
Opening date: April 2, 1955, but held an "official" grand opening on May 4, 1955.
Final season: 1986
What's there now: Regal Cinemas Transit Center 18 and Imax Theatre.

 

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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. Now open ad from the Lancaster Enterprise on April 28, 1955. "Official" grand opening ad from the Buffalo Evening News on May 4, 1955. Regal Cinemas and Imax Theatre at site of former Wehrle Drive-in, image from 2007 courtesy of Rick Cohen.

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