Overlook Drive-In

126 Degarmo Road,
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

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Overlook Drive-In - 2001

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The Overlook Drive-In opened prior to 1955. A vibrant drive-in that still attracts large crowds and people from all walks of life, the Overlook Drive-In is located just 15 minutes away from the endangered Hyde Park Drive-In.

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NewYorkDave
NewYorkDave on March 19, 2008 at 3:34 pm

Like its sister drive-in in Hyde Park, I love this place and have been going there for years. Long live drive-ins!

movieguy
movieguy on March 19, 2008 at 3:59 pm

This is an EXCELLENT DRIVE IN! The screen is BIG.Trees flank both sides of the screen.In addition there are NO HOUSES,BUSINESSES around the Drive In

This makes it whisper quiet and with no light anywhere around it is pitch dark PERFECT for viewing!

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on March 19, 2008 at 4:26 pm

Is there any way to get even a rough estimate of how many operating drive-ins are left in the US? I think the peak was in the thousands back in the early to mid 50s.

NewYorkDave
NewYorkDave on March 22, 2008 at 9:02 pm

I believe a handful of drive-ins have actually OPENED in recent years, in a modest reversal of a long-time trend. I don’t have corroborating data at the moment to back that up, but I distinctly remember reading that somewhere within the past couple of years

markp
markp on March 22, 2008 at 9:41 pm

Correct NYDave. Here in New Jersey, the Delsea Drive-in reopened after being closed for almost 20 years. And in Maryland and Texas, I believe some brand new ones were built in the last few years.

NewYorkDave
NewYorkDave on March 23, 2008 at 2:01 pm

Excellent!

I can verify that the two drive-ins near me (Overlook and Hyde Park) do a bang-up business in the summer, so there’s definitely a market for drive-ins. Now let’s bring back the automat and the drive-in restaurant!

shoeshoe14
shoeshoe14 on September 15, 2008 at 3:35 pm

Mentioned in a NYTimes CT Section piece on the two drive-ins left in Connecticut.

http://tinyurl.com/6ogwv4

AliciaLanese
AliciaLanese on September 20, 2008 at 11:06 pm

Does anyone know how to find out what two movies were playing at the Overlook back in 1976? June 1 st to be exact? Lish

cyndercrystal
cyndercrystal on September 21, 2008 at 5:47 pm

Somebody’s sniffing for answers for You Can’t Win! LMAO. You’re not alone!

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 17, 2010 at 6:55 pm

1969 sees “PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE” and “GUIDE FOR A MARRIED MAN” playing both rated “M”.

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