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Lost Memory commented about Century's 110-Drive-In on Oct 14, 2004 at 9:24 am

On a drive-in message board someone gave a location of “near” Alexander ave and Rt347 for the Smithtown Drive-In. Isn’t that near the Borders bookstore?

BTW….there was another drive-in in Rocky Point. Anyone know where that one was located and is it already listed on here?

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Lost Memory commented about Century's 110-Drive-In on Oct 14, 2004 at 6:54 am

On the N/E corner is an empty lot with trees right now. That area is adjacent to Pep Boys. There was something on that lot a few years ago but I believe that it was a motel or a hotel that was demolished. I wish that the addresses given for theater’s like this were more specific.

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Lost Memory commented about Century's 110-Drive-In on Oct 14, 2004 at 6:34 am

The Smithtown A/W Drive-In did have an indoor screen in addition to the drive-in. The address is listed as Rt25 and Rt347. That intersection is in Smithtown and yet every listing for this theater says that it was in Nesconset. I can’t figure out exactly where this theater was located and the years it was located there.

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Lost Memory commented about Ridgewood Theatre on Oct 13, 2004 at 1:09 pm

If I was going by car from the Ridgewood theater, I guess the easiest theater’s to get to would be the United Artists Brandon on Austin st. or the UA Crossbay II if its still open.

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Lost Memory commented about Ridgewood Theatre on Oct 13, 2004 at 12:49 pm

I’m not sure of this myself. Robert’s answer sounds good. I think that the Polish theater in Brooklyn is also open. Was that the Warsaw Theater? I didn’t say that it had to show ENGLISH movies!

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Lost Memory commented about Ridgewood Theatre on Oct 13, 2004 at 12:37 pm

You would think that the Ridgewood theater would be doing great business since its the only game in town. Good trivia question, what is the name of the nearest “open” theater to the Ridgewood?

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Lost Memory commented about Hamptons Drive-In on Oct 12, 2004 at 4:35 pm

Make that Hamptons Drive-In with an “s”.

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Lost Memory commented about Hamptons Drive-In on Oct 12, 2004 at 4:30 pm

Some people refer to this theater as the Bridge Hampton Drive-In, but on the listings that I have checked it was known as the Hampton Drive-In.

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Lost Memory commented about Whitestone Drive-In on Oct 12, 2004 at 11:52 am

On the listing that I have for drive-ins, this theater is listed as the “Whitestone Bridge Drive-In”. Its also listed as a twin screen. The screens were labeled as the “red” screen and the “blue” screen. Here is a quote from a story that I read, “The theater was twinned in 1978. First show after the twinning was “Jaws 2” on both screens, staggered start times. The original curved screen, whose back faced the elevated Cross Bronx Expressway, became the "Red” screen. A new, flat (not curved) screen, the “Blue,” was built about 45 degrees to the left in the back of the property. The tower for the “Blue” screen was very high, to compensate for the fact that the incline of the rows was not adjusted for the new position. Some cars actually faced down when parked next to a speaker, while others sat on level ground. The theater closed in 1983 to make way for the current Multiplex (same owner, National Amusements)“.

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Lost Memory commented about Westbury Drive-In on Oct 12, 2004 at 10:40 am

I went to the Sunrise Drive-In around 1972 to see the Godfather movie. The traffic on Sunrise highway was backed up on both sides with cars trying to enter the drive-in. That was the worst traffic that I had ever seen in that area.

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Lost Memory commented about Westbury Drive-In on Oct 12, 2004 at 10:30 am

The listing I have for the All Weather drive-ins combines the total screens between the outdoor and the indoor theater so your correct about the Johnny having one outdoor screen.

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Lost Memory commented about Johnny All Weather Drive-In on Oct 12, 2004 at 8:58 am

Is anyone here familiar with Suffolk County LI? I’m trying to find exactly where the Smithtown A/W Drive-in was located. The address given is Rt25 (Jericho) and 347 (Nesconset hwy). Was this theater on Rt25 or on Rt347? On the corner of Rt25 and Rt347 today is an empty lot next door to Pep Boys. Is that the corner that it was located on?

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Lost Memory commented about Empire Drive-In on Oct 12, 2004 at 8:11 am

Thats the only info that I can find for an Empire Drive-In for NY.

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Lost Memory commented about Johnny All Weather Drive-In on Oct 12, 2004 at 7:53 am

1938: Long Island’s First
Drive-in Movie Opens

Watching movies … from a car? The patent for this revolutionary idea was only five years old when Long Island’s first drive-in theater, and the nation’s fifteenth, opened in Valley Stream on August 10, 1938. Over a dozen more followed, including the All-Weather Drive-In in Copiague, one of the nation’s largest with parking for 2,500 cars, as well as a playground, restaurant, cafeteria, and shuttle train to transport customers around the 28-acre facility. In 1998, Long Island’s last drive-in theater, the Westbury Drive-In closed, making way for a 14-screen movie theater and a wholesale club store.

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Lost Memory commented about Westbury Drive-In on Oct 12, 2004 at 7:44 am

Sorry, I missed your post. I see that its already here. Maybe you can use the info I posted to update the Johnny All Weather Drive In.

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Lost Memory commented about Westbury Drive-In on Oct 12, 2004 at 7:42 am

Thanks Robert. I don’t believe its listed on here and I can’t find an address for it. I have found the following:
Copiague L.I., NY 11726
Owner: U.A. Theaters
Screens: 2
Cars: 2500
Features: indoor 1,200 seat viewing area, restaurant, playground
If you would like to add it please feel free to do so.

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Lost Memory commented about Empire Drive-In on Oct 12, 2004 at 7:37 am

This theater is listed as follows:

Empire Drive-In
2109 Empire Bvld.
West Webster, NY 14580
Owner: Jo Mor
Cars: 830
1949 – opened
1982 – closed

West Webster is near Rochester. This address might not map correctly because it is an old address. That’s all I have on this theater.

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Lost Memory commented about Westbury Drive-In on Oct 12, 2004 at 7:23 am

I totally agree Robert. I went to the Westbury and Sunrise many times over the years and I wish that they were still open. I found a story about NY drive-ins and I found a listing for an “ All-Weather Drive-In in Copiague, LI.”. The story claims that this was one of the largest drive-ins in the country with a capacity of 2,500 cars. Do you know anything about this drive-in?

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Lost Memory commented about Westbury Drive-In on Oct 12, 2004 at 7:14 am

The following is from a 1998 Newsday article:
“On October 25, 1998, Long Island’s last remaining drive-in movie theater, the Westbury Drive-In on Brush Hollow Road in Westbury, closed. The facility‘s three 35-foot-high and 75-foot-wide screens played “Antz,” “Bride of Chucky” and “Practical Magic” as its final features”.

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Lost Memory commented about Westbury Drive-In on Oct 12, 2004 at 7:07 am

The original address for the Westbury drive-in is listed as 639 Brush Hollow Road. I used the newer address of 7000 Brush Hollow Road so the map would work correctly.

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Lost Memory commented about Transit Drive-In on Oct 11, 2004 at 4:35 pm

This theater actually has 4 screens (my mistake for entering 2) and it is the largest Drive-In theater in NY. It is owned and operated by the Cohen family for over 50 years. For several years back in the 70’s the Transit had operated year-round, by issuing portable heaters to their patrons. Today, it has four screens lit with double-features, and a 19-hole miniature golf course for early arrivals.

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Lost Memory commented about Sunrise Drive-In on Oct 11, 2004 at 3:40 pm

The Sunrise Drive-In opened in August 1938 and as someone already posted, it was the first Drive-In in New York.

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Lost Memory commented about Grumman Imax Theatre on Oct 11, 2004 at 12:21 pm

Here is a link for the Cradle of Aviation:
http://www.cradleofaviation.org/

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Lost Memory commented about State Theatre on Oct 11, 2004 at 12:15 pm

Warren….The Stratton theater that you mentioned in your other post is not listed on Cinema Treasures. I did find it on Cinematours but they don’t give an address for it. If you have an address for the Stratton, you could add it if you want.

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Lost Memory commented about RKO Madison Theatre on Oct 11, 2004 at 11:38 am

This other Madison theater was located on Madison ave near East 102nd St in Manhattan. I also found a Madison theater on a 1925 NY silent movie theater listing which can’t be the RKO Madison in Ridgewood since that didn’t open until 1927.