LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Transit Drive-In in Lockport is officially open for the season and it was an opportunity for a lot of youngsters to see movies they've been long waiting for... even if that meant a horror film or two.
Pet Sematary and Escape Room played on screen one, while Shazam! and Aquaman filled screen two on opening night at the outdoor theater in Lockport. 11-year-old Brady Shocknesse was thrilled that it wasn't a school night.
"You get to stay up late," Shocknesse said after being asked what his favorite part of coming to the drive-in was. “We got Mountain Dew, Skittles, we got everything. We came prepared.”
For owner, Rick Cohen, his 34th opening night held a deeper meaning, as he dedicated it to one of his past workers, Andrew James Robert Foit, who lost his life this past January. Foit worked for Cohen at the drive-in back in 2007 and was struck by a vehicle when he was 21-years-old while riding his bike, Foit had been in a coma ever since. Cohen plans on donating a portion of opening night's admissions to Headway of WNY, Inc and holding a screening later this summer to raise funds and awareness for victims of Traumatic Brain Injury.
The drive-in will open more screens as the temperatures continue to rise. Cohen is anticipating a jam-packed summer with Toy Story 4, The Lion King, Godzilla, Spiderman and more, headlining the biggest box-office titles on the horizon.
Admission is 10 dollars for adults and six for children.