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|Location: 4271 Lake Avenue, Blasdell, NY 14219|
|Capacity: 500 in 1947, expanded to 1,250 in 1957.|
|Original owner: Built by Ben and Ann Schick; operated later by Blatt Brothers.|
|Opening date: October 25, 1947|
|Final season: 1978|
|What's there now: The property is currently occupied by Lake Avenue Plaza, which includes Rite-Aid, Family Dollar, China King, Bargain Outlet, and a vacant Ames store.|
This page was last updated on December 5, 2012.
|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 1966, courtesy of HistoricAerials.com.||Star Drive-in aerial photo, courtesy of Dominic Scalzo.|
|Aerial image from 2006, courtesy of Google Earth.||Aerial close-up image from 2006, courtesy of Google Earth.||Grand opening tomorrow ad from the Buffalo Evening News on October 24, 1947.||Grand opening tonight article from the Buffalo Evening News on October 25, 1947.|
|Grand opening tonight ad from the Buffalo Evening News on October 25, 1947.||Now Open article from the Hamburg Sun on October 30, 1947.||Now open ad from the Hamburg Sun on October 30, 1947.||Opening for the season ad from the Buffalo Evening News on April 30, 1948.|
|Grand reopening article from Boxoffice Magazine on May 5, 1958.||Former Star Drive-in entrance from Lake Avenue, image from 2007 courtesy of Rick Cohen.||Lake Avenue Plaza at site of former Star Drive-in, image from 2007 courtesy of Rick Cohen.|
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