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Retro Tuesday Nights 9 and 11 p.m. showings at the Transit Drive-In (6655 S. Transit Road, Lockport). Cost is $9 for attendees 12 years and older, $4 for children 5 through 11 years old, and children 4 years and under get in free. Return to high school with a 1980s John Hughes double feature opening Retro Tuesday Nights on Tuesday at the Transit Drive-In. “The Breakfas…

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That's right, the Transit Drive In - which makes even the coldest day feel like summer - is gearing up for its opening weekend on April 13. The drive-in will initially show movies on Fridays and Saturdays. On May 18, it plans to expand to its full seven-day-a-week schedule with movies on all five screens. Movies start at 8:30 p.m. Here’s what you can see this weekend…

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The calendar says spring is still more than a week away. We know otherwise. It's not just the diminishing snow piles in plaza parking lots, the dust collecting on our snowblowers and the days our boots sit unused. The signs are everywhere. *The lowest predicted high temperature for the next 15 days, according to The Weather Channel, is 44 degrees. ------------------…

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Every year, Buffalo complains about our long winters. Yet every year, we can’t wait to show summer the door. “But I’m still here,” summer protests. “What are you doing with those jeans and boots? And what is with the pumpkin latte? There’s still yummy strawberry ice cream at Anderson’s!” “Summer, get out. Your time is up. It’s fall.” “Is not.” “Is too.” “Have you bee…

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There’s only one left in Maryland. The same goes for Rhode Island. There are three left in Massachusetts and two in Connecticut. There are four in New Hampshire, which is the same number as there are within a 60-mile radius of downtown Buffalo. Drive-in movie theaters often are considered a thing of the past along with poodle skirts, Richie Cunningham and asking som…

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While drive-ins have become increasingly rare over the past several decades, drive-in culture has survived. And many of the drive-ins that remain are flourishing. Western New York is lucky to have one such example. Lockport’s Transit Drive-In is going strong, and, smartly, has embraced a winningly retro aesthetic. As The Buffalo News reported last week, its new sign…

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All signs point to a good summer ahead for the iconic Transit Drive-in.Well, at least one sign does.The four-screen Transit Drive-In is premiering its retro style marquee this weekend, according to its owner, Rick Cohen. He said the marquee took more than eight weeks to build, and was designed, constructed and installed by Ulrich Sign Co. Inc. in Lockport.The original marq…