6500 S. Transit Road,
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The Nite-Way Drive-In may have been the shortest lived outdoor theatre in the country. Opening on August 3, 1948, the Nite-Way Drive-In was decades ahead of its time, offering an AM radio transmission for the movie audio many years before other drive-ins would switch over from in-car speakers to radio sound.
After operating through August, September, and October of 1948, the Nite-Way Drive-In was closed for the winter months, which was normal for a northeastern seasonal drive-in. There would be no second season for the Nite-Way Drive-In, as the screen tower "distintegrated into peices" during a heavy wind storm on January 18, 1949.
To the best of anyone’s knowledge, the screen was never rebuilt and the drive-in remained closed, since no ads appeared in the Lockport Union-Sun and Journal after their initial 1948 season to indicate they were back in business. Sadly, the only picture in existence for this drive-in comes from the newspaper story of its demise. – NewYorkDriveins.com
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