Hollowbrook Drive-In

Oregon Road and Red Mill Road,
Peekskill, NY 10567

700 cars

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Hollowbrook Drive-In

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The Hollowbrook Drive-In was opened prior to 1955. This outdoor theater in Peekskill (about 30-45 miles north of NYC) that I visited in the early-mid-1970’s. Part of the Liggett & Florin chain, it closed about 1984.

Contributed by jerry kovar

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jongleur on August 28, 2006 at 5:33 pm

I also grew up in Peekskill during the 60s, and the drive-in was a regular feature of my weekends. I saw the first half-dozen of the James Bond films on their screens. I learned to fish in the stream that run along one side of the theater, and I can also remember running through the DDT Fog that they used for mosquito control, all three of my children have the normal number of fingers and toes, and otherwise seem normal. Well, sort of normal, at least for teenage human-beings.

I believe that the “Lakeland Acres” referenced in the Robeson incident might have at one time been the semi-private swim club located a half-mile or so southeast of the drive-in. The area looks like it is part of the Golf Club now.

BrianV on August 30, 2006 at 8:34 am

The first Peekskill concert was at Lakeland Acres Picnic Area directly across from Hillside and Assumption Cemeteries.

The second Peekskill concert was held at the Hollow Brook country club.

I did a lot of playing and exploring in that brook next to the drive-in. Also enjoyed a few trout.

Tombug on January 16, 2008 at 7:51 am

I am looking for information about the ORIGINAL Hollowbrook golf course that was in or around the area of the cinema. The course was abandoned, possibly during the Depression years of the 1930’s. If anyone can provide information, photos, possible information sources, etc. about the original golf course I will be grateful.

teamtruett on March 7, 2008 at 5:12 pm

Hey Richard can you send me a pic of that old sign?

kencmcintyre on February 6, 2010 at 3:20 pm

Bernie Brooks was the owner of the Hollowbrook in 1958. Here is a 1974 aerial photo:

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 8, 2010 at 7:56 pm

Both 700 cars and Bernie Brooks are correct facts.

TLSLOEWS on July 10, 2010 at 12:47 pm

Thanks Ken and Mike.

jwmovies on October 12, 2012 at 8:01 pm

Above address dos not map correctly. Jay Rd. at Oregon Rd. was where the drive-in entrance was. This one had long driveway with the drive-in further north.

buick8 on June 5, 2013 at 6:03 am

Saw the Movie “Frogs” there in 1972. I also remember the “FOGMAN” who used that DDT for pest control. What were they thinking? Also the movie “They came from within”. The long windy road at night was scary for a lad of 9.

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