56 Auto Drive-In

9783 State Highway 56,
Massena, NY 13662

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56 Auto Drive-In

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The 56 Auto Drive-In opened on July 22, 1955 with Kirk Douglas in “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea”. Most importantly is is still open and shows first run movies seven nights a week.

From the look of the marquee, this is vintage 1950’s/1960’s.

Any additional information would be greatly appreciated.

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NYozoner on January 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.”

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 18, 2011 at 3:09 pm

I have it owned in 1956 by Donald Gilson.

Tinker3cat on April 8, 2012 at 4:49 pm

This is Massena’s newest Drive-In. How about the Sunset Drive In? It was near Massena Center off the road that later lead to Eisenhower Lock area. My parents and I went to see a movie there in the early 1950’s and to our dismay, the screen had blown down the night before. I wanted to just cry. So I did. (just kidding about the crying part) Ray , formerly of Winthrop NY

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