Drive-In screen dives into wave pool at Darien Lake

DARIEN CENTER, N.Y. (WIVB) — Three Darien Lake park-goers suffered minor injuries when a large drive-in movie screen tumbled into the amusement park’s wave pool.

Only hours before the screen fell, a crew installed it at the same location screens have been installed in the past for drive-in movie nights at the park. Darien Lake officials say they were able to make a quick response, with medical personnel treating minor injuries soon afterwards, and crews removing and fixing the screen.

The wave pool reopened an hour later, and the next drive-in movie night featuring “Finding Nemo” will continue as planned on Friday night.

An internal investigation is continuing into the incident. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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