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Your Guide to Locally Owned Movie Theaters in WNY

Cinema, City Guide, Culture & Arts


Written by Andrea Diedrich

Published on October 14, 2021
North Park Theatre
Photo courtesy of North Park Theatre

Everyone knows that going to the movies is 100% the perfect rainy day or chill night activity. So when you’re in the movie mood and looking for a way to a. save some money and b. support a local business, go hit up one of these absolutely adorable, often historical movie theaters, usually found in quaint villages and neighborhoods with lots of vibes. Ahhhhh we can smell the popcorn popping already.


1. North Park Theatre

1428 Hertel Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216

Pro Tip: Hosts FREE kids movies every Monday morning during the Summer!


2. Amherst Theatre (Dipson)

3500 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14226


3. Hamburg Palace Theatre

31 Buffalo St, Hamburg, NY 14075


4. Lockport Palace Theatre

2 East Ave, Lockport, NY 14094

Located in the heart of downtown Lockport


Transit Drive-In
Photo courtesy of the Transit Drive-In

5. Transit Drive-In Theatre

6342, 6655 S Transit Rd, Lockport, NY 14094

Pro Tip: This is a *drive-in* outdoor theater, open rain or starlight, retro movies offered on Tuesdays


The Aurora Theatre
Photo courtesy of The Aurora Theatre

6. Aurora Theatre and Popcorn Shop

673 Main St, East Aurora, NY 14052

Pro Tip: Some mornings throughout the summer and near the holidays they show popular and classic films perfect for some family fun for FREE!



7. Joylan Theatre

11 W Main St, Springville, NY 14141


8. Eastern Hills Cinema (Dipson)

4545 Transit Rd., Williamsville, NY 14221



9. Flix Stadium 10 (Dipson)

4901 Transit Rd., Lancaster, NY 14043


10. Mckinley 6 Theatres (Dipson)

3701 Mckinley Pkwy, Buffalo, NY 14219


11. Delevan Drive-In

11771 NY-16, Delevan, NY 14042

Pro tip: This is a *drive-in* outdoor theater


12. The Screening Room

880 Alberta Drive, Amherst NY 14226 (Located in the Boulevard Mall)

Pro tip: shows foreign and classic films and offers relaxed/comfortable cafe setting


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This post was originally published in 2019 and has been updated.

Written by <a href="https://stepoutbuffalo.com/author/andrea-diedrich/" target="_self">Andrea Diedrich</a>

Written by Andrea Diedrich

Andrea is a Content Coordinator and writer for Step Out Buffalo. By day she enjoys using her creative side and researching all things Buffalo. By night you’ll find her exploring Buffalo’s waterfront, dining with friends or catching the latest show/concert in town.

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