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Park Drive-in
Status: Demolished
Location: 550 Orchard Park Rd., West Seneca, NY 14224
Screens: 1
Capacity: 440 cars
Original owner: Built by the Stephen Family; operated later by Blatt Brothers.
Opening date: August 18, 1950
Final season: 1986
What's there now: Western New York Medical Park.

This page was last updated on January 25, 2010.

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Topo map from 1995, courtesy of TerraServer USA. Aerial image from 1951, courtesy of the Erie County Division of Information & Support Services. Aerial image from 1959, courtesy of HistoricAerials.com. Aerial image from 1966, courtesy of HistoricAerials.com.
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Aerial image from 2006, courtesy of Google Earth. Aerial close-up image from 2006, courtesy of Google Earth. Grand opening tonight ad from the Buffalo Evening News on August 18, 1950. Park Drive-in screen, circa early 1950s, courtesy of Flexlume Sign Co.
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Western New York Medical Park entrance sign, image from 2007 courtesy of Rick Cohen. Former Park Drive-in entrance is now the entrance to the Western New York Medical Park, image from 2007 courtesy of Rick Cohen.    

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My best memory of this drive-in was sneaking in with my friends! I miss that old drive-in!!!
#1 - Mike - 07/26/2008 - 13:39
in my opinion the best screen tower in wny.one of the highpoints of this d i was its long run of the dirty dozen in 1967
#2 - old nick - 02/06/2010 - 10:31
WENT AND SAW GHOSTBUSTERS AFTER WAITING IN TRAFFIC FOR AN HOUR TO GET IN. GREAT TIME!!! WE MUST BUILD DRIVE IN IN SOUTHTOWNS!
#3 - SEBASTIAN - 07/29/2010 - 22:04
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