Nyack Drive-In

630 Route 303,
Blauvelt, NY 10913

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Nyack Drive-In

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joemasher
joemasher on July 10, 2005 at 8:21 am

UA operated this drive-in, which closed in the late 70’s or early 80’s. Some of it is still standing – the screen is there, covered by trees, but can be seen from the nearby Palisades Center Mall parking lot. The marquee is used to advertise Nyack Golf, which is adjacent to the drive-in proper. The lot is a paved one and looks to be in good shape, but the concession and box office buildings were demolished some time ago. About 4 miles south on the same road, the former UA 303 Drive-In is partially standing. That marquee was semi-restored last year. The 303’s lot houses a compost heap. The concession building is still standing. The 303’s screen frame was up last year, but has since fallen down. The 303 was also operated by UA.

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on July 10, 2005 at 4:55 pm

Here are two Bergen Record ads for the Nyack Drive-In:

From 1968:

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From 1969:

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AnthonyS1957
AnthonyS1957 on May 16, 2006 at 10:15 am

Bill Huelbig, do you have anymore Movie Newspaper ad clippings?

mthannan
mthannan on June 24, 2010 at 9:07 am

I believe I just saw this theater used on a tv show. It’s nearly impossible to find on youtube, so you may have to purchase it on dvd to see it. The show is called “The adventures of Pete and Pete”. The episode is from season 2 and is called “The Call”. The show was filmed around 1992-1993 and used to be on Nickelodeon. Much of this episode is filmed at a drive in movie theater (clearly run down and not in operation). They even have a clip of an old sign that says “Nyack drive-in” right on it. I just happened to be watching this show and thought it would be great to try and find the old theater and take some pictures. It makes sense that they filmed here too because most of the show was filmed in the Northern New Jersey area.

CConnolly1
CConnolly1 on April 20, 2011 at 4:37 am

While hiking in Buttermilk Falls County Park a couple of weeks ago our group could clearly see the remains of this drive-in. The screen is still up and you can see the parking field that radiates out from it. I did not see a marquee on Route 303 for it but I could have missed it.

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