Aero Drive-In

3755 Union Road,
Cheektowaga, NY 14225

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Previously operated by: Holiday Theaters

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Aero Drive-In exterior

Opened July 1, 1950 with John Payne in “Captain China” & Eddie Albert in “The Dude Goes West”. The Aero Drive-In was in the Cheektowaga district of Buffalo at 3755 Union Road. It closed in 1971 and was torn down to make way for the Holiday 6 Theatres, which was initially a Cinerama twin, with a smaller outlying building containing four screens. It closed in summer of 1995.

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NYozoner on January 4, 2008 at 4:47 pm

The Aero Drive-in opened on July 1, 1950. Its final season was 1971, after which it was torn down to make room for the Holiday 3,4,5,6 Theatres. Holiday 1 & 2 were opened while the Aero Drive-in was still operating, and were so successful that the owners decided to build 4 more screens where the drive-in was, in order to have more indoor screens. The owner of the Aero Drive-in also owned the nearby Buffalo Drive-in and Twin Drive-in, so they may have wanted to sacrifice one of their outdoor screens to increase their number of indoor screens. The concession stand for the Aero Drive-in is still standing, and has been used as a restaurant over the years, most recently as a Bucca De Beppo’s. The Holiday Theatres are now all gone, as are the Buffalo and Twin Drive-ins.

railroad on April 8, 2008 at 9:03 pm

The Aero Drive-In was located in Cheektowaga, NY on 3755 Union Road near George Urban Blvd. Phone number in 1960: REgent 3939.

davidcoppock on September 26, 2020 at 9:37 am

Opened on 1/7/1950 with “Captain China” and “The dude goes west”. Demolished(date unknown?). The site is now a restaurant(Holiday Showcase) and a shopping centre(Consumer Square Plaza). The entrance road is still there used as the entrance to the shopping centre.

rivest266 on September 8, 2022 at 12:22 am

Grand opening ad posted.

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