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Where to Catch a Drive-in Show This Summer

Cinema, Culture & Arts, Family Friendly, Things to Do

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Written by Step Out Staff

Published on July 16, 2021
Drive-In Movie Series at The Outer Harbor / Photo courtesy of Buffalo Waterfront

Drive-in movies are the essence of outdoor entertainment around Buffalo this summer. If you’re looking to cherish the lovely weather in emphatic fashion look no further than The Drive-In. Prepare yourself with blankets, snacks, and enjoy the flick!

Read on to find out where you can catch a drive-in for the rest of the summer around WNY.

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1. Transit Drive-In Movie Theatre

6655 South Transit Road, Lockport, NY 14094 // Website

Distance from Buffalo: 24.7 miles // 29 minute drive

Whether it’s with friends, family, or your special someone, a cozy night awaits you at The Transit Road Drive-In. Open every night rain or starlight with five screens available, it’s safe to say the opportunities are endless here!

Prepare your vehicle with warm blankets complimented by the buttery popcorn available at the concession stand. Watching two movies in a row for no extra cost is a perk of the ‘Double Header’ showtimes- talk about a deal!

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2. Buffalo Waterfront Drive-In Movie Series

325 Fuhrmann Blvd Buffalo, NY 14203

The Buffalo Waterfront is excited to host its second annual summer Drive-In Movie Series in the summer of 2021! You’re probably wondering where and when this takes place. No worries, we’ve got you covered!

Free of cost, Buffalo’s Outer Harbor Event Space will be the host of six different movies on three separate dates. That’s right, once you are settled in you can watch two movies in a row for those who love binge watching!

The Movie Series kicks off on July 17th, and will have subsequent shows July 31st and August 21st. Outside food and beverage will be permitted, but no alcoholic beverages are allowed. Showtimes and ticket information are as follows:

OUTER HARBOR – *One Ticket will be required per vehicle

UP: JULY 17TH AT 4:00PM

Movie Tickets: UP

JURASSIC PARK: JULY 17TH AT 8:00PM

Movie Tickets: Jurassic Park

TOY STORY: JULY 31ST AT 4:00PM

Movie Tickets: Toy Story

THE BREAKFAST CLUB: JULY 31ST AT 8:00PM

Movie Tickets: The Breakfast Club

RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON: AUGUST 21ST AT 4:00PM

Movie Tickets: Raya and The Last Dragon

A STAR IS BORN: AUGUST 21ST AT 8:00PM

Movie Tickets: A Star is Born

For more information check out their website here

3. Twin Delevan Drive-In

11771 State Route 16 Delevan, NY 14042

Distance from Buffalo: 40 miles // 48 minute drive

A trip to the drive in beholds one of the most captivating things to do on a summer night in Buffalo. The Twin Delevan Drive-In is open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, throughout the summertime for your viewing pleasure. Starting at Dusk, Twin Screens and Double Features will be available to the public. The Ticket Office opens at 7pm daily and full concessions are available to purchase. Check out their Facebook page to find out what’s showing!

4. Sunset Drive-In

9950 Telegraph Road Middleport, NY 14105

Distance from Buffalo: 42 miles // 51 minute drive

Since 1950, The Sunset Drive-In has captured the essence of the outdoor movie experience across WNY. This unique and affordable experience will not fail to disappoint, as it boasts three seperate screens to ensure an assortment of options. The Drive-In is open six days a week aside from Mondays, and showtimes begin around dusk. What are you waiting for? Check out the Sunset Drive-In tonight!

For more information check out their website.

5. Charcoal Corral and Silver Lake Drive-In

7037 Chapman Ave, Perry, NY 14530 // Website

Distance from Buffalo: 1 hour 5 minutes from Buffalo

Located in Perry, NY this spot has 2 screens with all kinds of events and activities for the whole family. There is live entertainment, car shows, bounce houses, mini golf and more including a restaurant and pizzeria on-site.

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This post was originally published in June 2020 and has been updated.

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