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Finger Lakes Drive-In says it will open in June despite blockade put up by Cayuga Nation

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The Finger Lakes Drive-In in Aurelius is planning to open in June despite a property dispute with the Cayuga Nation that has led to a blockade of the theater’s entrance.

The dispute, which is now being contested in Cayuga County Supreme Court, centers on the drive-in’s claim to a leased portion of land purchased by the Cayuga Nation.

According to The Citizen, drive-in’s owner Paul Meyer, asserts the lease agreement, signed with the previous owner, remains valid, which the nation disputes.


On social media, the drive-in announced its intention to open for the summer, suggesting adjustments might be needed to navigate the blockade.

The property in question, which includes part of the drive-in’s parking and screen area, was acquired by the nation for $720,000, far above its assessed value.

The next court date over the matter is scheduled for June 11th.