Transit Drive-in screen 1 from , courtesy of Carl Weese. Transit Drive-in playground and screen 1 from , courtesy of Rick Cohen. Transit Drive-in snackbar from , courtesy of Rick Cohen. Cohen embarked on a mission in February called " Drive-In Rescue " to bring awareness to the theaters that still exist by visiting some of them on a walk from Kissimmee, Florida to Camden, New Jersey.
We wish to thank all of our valued patrons for their continued support, as we work to improve the outdoor movie experience for all of Western New York. Transit Drive-in marquee and screen from , courtesy of ClassicImages. While we currently have four screens available, our ability to double those screens on a popular movie is restricted by contractual obligations to studios which obligates the drive-in to show movies for a minimum number of weeks. Transit Drive-in playground and screen 1 from , courtesy of Rick Cohen. A rendering displays the layout of the Transit Drive-In with the proposed fifth screen. Theater staff will also begin using hand-held mobile devices to sell tickets to drivers waiting in the admission line. Operating seasonally from late March to early November Location: Aerial image from , courtesy of Google Earth. This causes the flow of traffic into the drive-in to slow down to a crawl, as people who are unable to get into the movie they really want to see, take much more time at the ticket window to decide if they want to buy tickets for a different movie, or come back on another evening. Cohen estimated that a quick construction process could see the fifth lot cleared and its screen erected by the start of the spring season in March or April. All that indecision and commotion causes backups in the theater driveway and out on to Transit Road. What normally would have been a 30 second transaction at the ticket window before a sellout occurs, can take up to several minutes instead, as families need to decide what to do. He said the half-million dollar expansion is less about revenue, and more about stress. What we have observed, is that the backups mainly occur between 8: It will also allow our patrons to have more room to spread out and be more comfortable on nights when we are moderately busy, but not sold out due to the extra capacity. Aerial close-up image from , courtesy of Google Earth. Article with picture from the Niagara Falls Gazette on December 16, When a potential customer discovers that the movie they want to see is sold out, deciding whether or not to see something else or drive away takes time. Except for the Transit Drive-In, that actually means having to turn customers away. Transit Drive-in screen 1 from , courtesy of Rick Cohen. Transit Drive-in screen from , courtesy of Rick Cohen. The purpose of this expansion is to accommodate overflow crowds during the summer months, mainly from mid-June to mid-August, when demand for parking space on big summer movies exceeds our parking capacity on weekend nights. Neither campaign was a complete success. Transit Drive-in marquee from , courtesy of Rick Cohen. Credit Transit Drive-In Facebook page A cloudless blue sky, temperatures in the 70s, and a Saturday night when the latest Disney movie has just come out sounds like an ideal situation for a drive-in theater and, for the most part, it is.
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