Photo of the Moment: Roxy Drive-In On the Brink

posted by Ross Melnick on July 8, 2011 at 8:08 am


I was scanning the ever-expanding photo section this morning (now over 10,200 images) and caught this image by “MarkNYLA” of the now demolished Roxy Drive-In in Wellsburg, NY. It’s an arresting sight and a good reminder to enjoy your local drive-in (and hard top) theater while you can. Go out and see a movie this weekend and make sure your favorite Cinema Treasure doesn’t end up like this!

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Comments (7)

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 8, 2011 at 5:02 pm

I only wish I had a cinema treasure to go in my Town,All we have are Multi-plexs and I really hate those things.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on July 8, 2011 at 8:23 pm

I’ve been to the drive-in darn near every other weekend since April. Had to break in my new Jeep! :) I LOVE SUMMER!!!

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 9, 2011 at 5:15 am

Chris you are very lucky to have one so near.

johnwayne19 on July 9, 2011 at 9:47 pm

Great photo! I love drive ins

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on July 10, 2011 at 9:03 pm

I’m splitting my time between the Mission Tiki in Montclair & the Vineland in City of Industry (Southern CA area in case you’re wondering).

MPol on July 12, 2011 at 7:57 am

I remember the Fresh Pond Drive-In Theater, in Cambridge, MA. My parents used to take my sister and I (who were pre-teens back then), to dinner, and then to a movie at the drive-in, where my sister and I (my brother hadn’t yet come into the world) would either watch the movie, or fall asleep in the back part of our parents' lime green Rambler station wagon, or the 1963 white Buick station wagon. It was cool.

I remember going to the Natick, MA drive-in with a friend of mine, on a date, once in high school and seeing a double feature movie, with McQueen as the star. It was great.

Fond memories abound…ahhh!

Too bad that so many drive-ins have gone the way of movie theater Heaven. I’d love to see a great classic film such as West Side Story in a drive-in movie theatre some day.

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