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On October 6th a rally was held in an attempt to save the Wollaston Theatre. I went for informational purposes only. Where there biggest problems are is the length of time it has been closed (2003) and if you hold a rally you need electronic media coverage to have on their late news. Social media and the local papers can only go so far.
Since there have been no updates for the last 3 years, I thought I would share them. DI is under new ownership for the last 2 years and now serves beer and wine. New owners have shown PPV concerts and UFC fights and have had retro movie weekends in September and horror films during October.
DI will have a 2015 season. Only one screen opening weekend. 2nd screen to be used later in season. No details if 3rd screen will be used for 2015.
LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WIVB) – The lake effect blast that buried the Ralph, forced the Buffalo Bills to move their home game against the New York Jets to Detroit.
As a result, a special tailgating party was held at the Transit Drive-in Theater in Lockport Monday night.
Fans were chanting, tailgating, and cheering on the Buffalo Bills in the lot.
“We’re all one. The team and the fans are all one,” fan Matt Rosenhahn said.
Some fans said they wanted to see the game in Detroit, but couldn’t make it there.
“We were going to go to Detroit and we decided we couldn’t make it. So we were going to come here because there’s going to be a bunch of people,” Kevin St. Laurent, a Bills fan said.
“We tailgate every week and we couldn’t make it out to Detroit,” Dan Frisicaro, a Bills season ticket holder said.
Frisicaro had the grill going, flags up and brought the cooler and chairs to the lot. “This is the only chance you get to see the Bills on a screen this big.”
Fans said this was much better than watching the game at home.
“You know what, at home you don’t get as much of an atmosphere,” Rosenhahn said. “This is good, because you’ve got the Buffalo fan camaraderie going on right now.”
“I’ve got my cousin in town and he’s from California. I wanted to give him a Bills experience and this is the closest we’re going to get,” DJ Mocarski said.
Anthony Mocarski of California said the atmosphere at the drive-in was great. “Even though it’s a little cold it doesn’t bother me. I’m just happy to be out here with some of the best fans Buffalo has to offer.”
Diehard fans explained they were happy to cheer on their team whether it was in Detroit, at the Ralph or at a drive-in.
“Go Bills!” Frisicaro said.
Admission was free at the drive-in and all proceeds from the snack stand went to the Buffalo City Mission
I went last night to see Tammy and Jersey Boys. Drive In is digital and they show a lot of the old drive in clips to welcome you for attending, PIK bug coil. But the intermission reel starts at the 5 minute mark not the 10 minute mark due to the digital ads. One ad was for a psychic reader. Huh? Oh well, they need to make money. There is also a track for rc cars 3.00 for 5 minute rental.
A member of my high school graduation class was the owner at one point in time of the cinema. He could not compete with a 8 screen multiplex in Quincy MA
Just noticed that UDITOA for sale tab now has 3 locations.
If I hit Mega Millions or Power Ball would love to purchase a drive in.
Would not be surprised if list grows due to no funds for conversion to digital.
Drive In will be digital cinema starting Friday June 14.
Message from Facebook page:Winchester drive-in is closed until further notice. A tornado did extensive damage.
Chris: I was in LV in April of last year and looked over fence during daytime. It needs a overhaul
According to Boston Gerald, Showcase Live had a hard time with competion from CT casinos, Boston & Sputh Shore Music Circus.
I remember seeing the Beatles Help along with Jerry Lewis in The Nutty Profesor as a child for a double feature. I also remember it was playing for two weeks.
Just went to Rustic 1st time Saturday night. Got there ½ hour before showtime so parking spot was not great but better than some. Saw T3 UGH! and Captain America Bad ending. Did not think snack bar had big selection. Place is cash only. Dissapointed in intermission. No dancing hot dogs or pushing of snack bar. Only coming attraction of Mission Impossible & Spider Man. Easy to exit. My visit to Mendon Drive In last lear was a better expoerence.
How dare some one talk over a 3 Stooges short. Unless it had Joe in the short.
This place is going down hill ever since AMC took it over.
Not sure why they won’t invest in new seats or fix men’s room.
Will look at Showcase Cinemas first before AMC for a movie.
Showcase is all digital @ Randolph & Patriot Place.
Was there for the first time ever Saturday night.
Over an hour drive but it was worth it.
Will go back if there is a good double feature
Saw The Other Guys
And Dinner For Schmucks,
Was amazed how much drive ins have changed.
Have not been to a trive in in over 30 years.
No way I could see Iron Man 2 at Boston Common after reading the wicked local blog.
If I see the film in IMAX, Jordan’s in Reading for me.
If you are wondering about fake IMAX for Alice in Wonderland, Boston Common went Real 3D for the movie. Shutter Island was being shown this weekend in their over 600 seat auditorium. Fake IMAX is still planned for the spring.
Fake IMAX is coming.
For Alice in Wonderlad.
Saw the ad at AMC this week end.
Did you try contacting Boston Cullinary Group?
55 Cambridge Pkwy., Suite 200
Cambridge, MA 02142
phone: 617-499-2700 fax: 617-225-0897
Maybe they can help locate the owners or management.
Any update on IMAX @ Boston Common?
I looked at the Friday Saturday Schedule for the drive in for 9-26 & 27.
One of the screens has a twin bill of Pulp Fiction & Reservoir Dogs.
Too bad the forcast calls for rain on Friday & Saturday.
House Bunny & Tropic Thunder are on another screen.
Disaster Movie & Death Race are on the third.
I like seeing classics on the big screen.
I live in Quincy MA and here is what I rember of Westgate:
1) I went on a field trip to see Close Encounters of The Third Kind.
2) After General Cinema sold to Hoyts, the place went downhill.
3)It had fans on top of the ceiling to circulate the AC.
4)I saw Looking for Mr Goodbar there and there was a sign that said no one will be admitted during the last ten minutes of the film.
The Charles, The 57 and The Cheri were the auditoriums that I remember having 70 mm capacity. Charles was The Deer Hunter & The Rose. 57 was The Doors and The Exorcist. Cheri was Edward Scissorhands. Paris I remember for being the cinema for Woody Allen movies and the Last Temtation of Christ. The latter film had protesters that were saying the our father and hail mary prayers in a protest circle. One person told me I was going to the place below because I was vewing the film
I would like to see AMC clean the rugs or get new rugs upstairs. I was at Showcase Randolph Saturday night. That is kept up to date vs what AMC is doing to this location. Showcase just put new seats in the auditorium I was at. Never would see AMC do that. I went and saw Berwolf in real 3-d. You had to pick up the real 3-d glasses at the snack bar. When I purchased my ticket, I was not told this. I had to ask another patron where he picked up his glasses. I always say it is the little things that count.