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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 14, 2022
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!

2. Twin Delevan Drive-In

11771 State Route 16 Delevan, NY 14042 / Facebook

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!

3. 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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4. Van Buren Drive-In Theater & Activities Center

5349 Van Buren Road Dunkirk, NY 14048 / Website

Distance from Buffalo: 45 miles / Just under 1 hour

This abandoned drive-in was purchased in 2020 and was recently renovated and reopened. While it is still a work in progress to return the drive-in to its former glory, one screen is currently projecting movies Wednesdays-Sundays.

5. Portville Drive-In

1060 Olean-Portville Rd, Portville, NY 14770 / Website

Distance from Buffalo: 1 hr 42 min / 79 miles

This locally owned theater has 2 screens and a concession serving pizza, nachos, candy & popcorn. They are open nightly and shows begin at dusk.

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

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