Transit Drive-In Announces Opening Date For 2023
There aren't many anymore but you can still get that drive-in experience here in New York.
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Back in the 1950s, the Drive-In Movie theatre was all the rage. People would plan their weekends around getting their family and/or friends together to go and watch a movie on the big screen while relaxing in their vehicle.
During their peak, there were around 4,000 drive-in movie theaters around the county. now there are less than 300. The good news is that we have a couple here in Western New York, and they are opening soon.
According to their Twitter page, the Transit Drive-in located in Lockport will be opening up for the season on April 7th.
Opening Day at the #DriveIn is April 7th!
Mark your calendars for the return of movies and fun under the stars! pic.twitter.com/Av4pZXOI6X
— Transit Drive-In (@TransitDriveIn) March 20, 2023
The Transit Drive-in has been around since 1952 and recently was sold to the owners of Dipson Theaters. The Transit Drive-in isn't the only drive-in still operating here in Western New York.
The Loomis's Delevan Drive-In which opened in 1959 will be back again in 2023. As of this writing, they haven't announced when their opening day will be.
Another local drive-in in Western New York is the Vintage Drive-In. Located in Avon, New York, The Vintage Drive-In is also expected to open for the season in April.
HELLO SPRING!! 🌸 ⏰ The clock is ticking . . . we are getting closer and closer to opening season. Are you as excited as we are?https://t.co/HaskHETzJr#drivein #rocny pic.twitter.com/KBvHkUXSwn
— Vintage Drive In (@vintagedrivein) March 20, 2023
While they are not all over like they used to be in the 1950s, Drive-in theaters are still a part of the Western New York lifestyle, so this year pack up the car and enjoy watching some movies under the stars.