Loomis's Delevan Drive-In

11771 Route 16,
Delevan, NY 14042

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Loomis's Delevan Drive-In

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I first discovered the Delevan Drive-In about 20 years ago. It was a single screen then and remained so until, I believe, 2005. During its single screen era it accommodated 500 cars. Today, with two screens, the drive-in accomodates a total of 550 cars.

Although seeing a movie at a drive-in is a totally different experience than at a regular theatre, each has some advantages.

The Loomis’s Delevan Drive-In is your typical semi-rural drive in—no fancy screen enclosure or neoned entrance. However, in the 20 or so times I’ve attended, it’s always been a pleasant movie experience.

Both screens have radio sound — screen #1 has both AM and FM transmission while Screen #2 has only FM so remember, if you’re driving the 1950’s classic, go to screen #1.

A further enticement to visit the drive-in would be its fairly extensive and reasonably priced snack bar. The $6.00 per person admission for two (usually first-run) films also helps motivate.

The Western New York area is a must for drive-in enthusiasts — the Buffalo area alone has about six or seven operating drive-ins.

Contributed by Richard Grows, Lost Memory

Recent comments (view all 5 comments)

richardg
richardg on January 1, 2007 at 1:55 pm

The official website for the Loomis' Delevan Drive-In is:
www.develandrivein.net
There are some photo’s on the site.

PGlenat
PGlenat on January 1, 2007 at 4:58 pm

This theatre is already listed on CT as the Delevan Drive-In, owned by Richard Loomis. I wasn’t even sure it was still operating as a theatre since I never saw any films advertised when I drove by. It has been used as an outdoor flea market on weekends for a number of years.

richardg
richardg on January 2, 2007 at 1:26 pm

Gosh, wrong again-pictures are on drive-in.com. Do a zip code search with 14042 and Loomis' Drive-In will be one of your options. Evidently, even when spelled correctly, the website listed on their brochure doesn’t work.

Chris1982
Chris1982 on September 29, 2014 at 12:17 am

Official website Closed for the season and hipe to convert Screen 1 to digital by 2015

Chris1982
Chris1982 on September 29, 2014 at 12:19 am

Their website lists it as Loomis’s Delevan Drive-In

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