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NYozoner commented about Mineralite Drive-In on Dec 17, 2010 at 10:49 pm

The drive-in was located inside the grid of the town, at 250 K St, Hawthorne, NV 89415. Here is an aerial photo from 1974 which vaguely shows the footprint of the drive-in.

The projection building is in the center of the lot, and the screen is facing due south.

NYozoner commented about West Drive-In on Dec 14, 2010 at 12:24 am

This may have also been called the West Drive-in.

NYozoner commented about Victory Drive-In on Dec 2, 2010 at 2:37 am

Can anyone clarify the post above from 2008 which mentions the Drake Drive-in as being an adult theatre? Does that post indicate it was an adult drive-in, or an indoor?

If it was in fact a drive-in, where was it located and during what years was it operating?

NYozoner commented about Westbury Drive-In on Feb 7, 2010 at 12:41 am

Here is the grand opening ad from Newsday on June 23, 1954, for the Westbury Drive-in.
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NYozoner commented about Drive-In Theater wanted on Jan 30, 2008 at 9:42 pm

The Greenville Drive-in is for sale in Greenville, NY. The Hathaway’s Drive-in is also listed for sale, in North Hoosick, NY. Both drive-ins were operational in 2007.

NYozoner commented about Shirley Drive-In on Jan 5, 2008 at 12:56 pm

The link above is no longer working. Can anyone repost this picture, or email me a copy of the pic to


NYozoner commented about Lakeshore Drive-In on Jan 4, 2008 at 8:52 pm

The picture above is incorrect. That is for the Lakeshore Drive-in in Liverpool, near SYRACUSE, NY. The Lakeshore Drive-in in GREECE, NY had a different marquee.

NYozoner commented about Kallet Drive-In on Jan 4, 2008 at 8:48 pm

This was originally called the WGAT Drive-in, named after the local AM radio station which owned it. They opened on October 4, 1949 and their final season was in 1983. It was sold to Kallet Theatres in 1955 and was renamed the New Hartford Drive-in in 1956.

Kallet owned another drive-in near Utica, in Marcy, which was called the Kallet Drive-in until they renamed it the Marcy Drive-in after they bought the WGAT Drive-in.

The site of the New Hartford Drive-in is currently a shopping plaza. The address of the former drive-in is 4500 Commercial Drive, Utica, NY 13413.

NYozoner commented about Harmon Drive-In on Jan 4, 2008 at 8:17 pm

The Starlight Drive-in opened on August 18, 1948. It’s address was 460 S. Riverside Ave., Rte 9A, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520. It is currently the site of a Shop Rite Supermarket.

NYozoner commented about Front Drive-In on Jan 4, 2008 at 7:50 pm

The Front Drive-in opened in June 22, 1949. It’s final season was in 1963. It closed due to the construction of I-81.

NYozoner commented about Flanders Drive-In on Jan 4, 2008 at 7:47 pm

You can still clearly see the remains of the Flanders Drive-in from Google Earth, on Route 24 between Riverhead and Flanders. The drive-in is on the south side of Route 24, and the closest side street is Ludlam Avenue.

NYozoner commented about Empire Drive-In on Jan 4, 2008 at 7:28 pm

The Empire Drive-in opened on June 3, 1949. Thier final season was in 1982.

NYozoner commented about Elmsford Drive-In on Jan 4, 2008 at 7:25 pm

The address of the Elmsford Drive-in was 333 N. Saw Mill River Rd., Rte 9A, Elmsford, NY 10523.

NYozoner commented about Elmira Drive-In on Jan 4, 2008 at 7:22 pm

The Elmira Drive-in opened on April 16, 1949. It currently has 2 screens and is still in operation.

Their address is 2431 Rte 352, Big Flats, NY 14903.

NYozoner commented about East Drive-In on Jan 4, 2008 at 7:18 pm

The East Drive-in opened on June 30, 1950. Their final season was 1985.

NYozoner commented about Dryden Drive-In on Jan 4, 2008 at 7:15 pm

The Dryden Drive-in was located in the Town of Freeville, New York, 8 miles east of Ithaca and 2.5 miles west of Dryden, on Dryden Road, which is also State Route 13. The opening night was on June 8, 1949, and their final season was in 1980. The screen tower and ticket office are still standing. American Homes Manufactured Housing Sales Center
is located on the front of the former drive-in property.

NYozoner commented about DeWitt Drive-In on Jan 4, 2008 at 7:05 pm

The DeWitt Drive-in opened on July 8, 1950. It’s final season was in 1984.

NYozoner commented about Buffalo Drive-In on Jan 4, 2008 at 6:04 pm

The Buffalo Drive-in was the first ozoner to open in the Buffalo area on August 1, 1941. Their first movie was DOWN ARGENTINE WAY, and the ticket cost was only 31 cents per person.

The original drive-in was torn down after the 1973 season and rebuilt as a triple screen drive-in, which reopened on July 18, 1974.

The Buffalo Drive-in’s final season was 2007, when it was sold to a developer for the construction of a medical office park.

NYozoner commented about Boulevard Drive-In on Jan 4, 2008 at 5:57 pm

The Boulevard Drive-in opened on June 26, 1954. Their first movie was THE ROBE, on their new CinemaScope screen. The drive-in was located in Wheatfield, New York, which is near Niagara Falls and Buffalo. The final season for this drive-in was 1981. It has been demolished, and is now the site of Opportunities Unlimited, which servers the disabled community.

It’s address is 2510 Niagara Falls Blvd., Wheatfield, NY 14304.

NYozoner commented about Aero Drive-In on Jan 4, 2008 at 4:47 pm

The Aero Drive-in opened on July 1, 1950. Its final season was 1971, after which it was torn down to make room for the Holiday 3,4,5,6 Theatres. Holiday 1 & 2 were opened while the Aero Drive-in was still operating, and were so successful that the owners decided to build 4 more screens where the drive-in was, in order to have more indoor screens. The owner of the Aero Drive-in also owned the nearby Buffalo Drive-in and Twin Drive-in, so they may have wanted to sacrifice one of their outdoor screens to increase their number of indoor screens. The concession stand for the Aero Drive-in is still standing, and has been used as a restaurant over the years, most recently as a Bucca De Beppo’s. The Holiday Theatres are now all gone, as are the Buffalo and Twin Drive-ins.

NYozoner commented about 56 Auto Drive-In on Jan 4, 2008 at 4:24 pm

This was called the “56 Auto Theatre” when it first opened on July 22, 1955. The drive-in is located on Route 56, south of Massena, which is in the Thousand Island region of New York State. The movie shown on opening night was Disney’s “20,000 Leagues Under The Sea.”