Middlehope Drive-In

5258 Route 9W North,
Newburgh, NY 12550

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Middlehope Drive-In

Originally opened Memorial Day weekend, May 31st 1950 by Adolph Knaust. Was attempted to be revived in 1997 by Thomas Pedler and associates. Due to many road blocks, and the death of Thomas, the project was shut down permanently in 2002.

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rodyshusband on August 6, 2008 at 2:26 pm

Does anyone remember the Brookside Drive-in Theatre, in Newburgh?
I wonder why it isn’t listed here?

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 3, 2010 at 7:59 pm

Well, it is listed now rody. THE BROOKSIDE DRIVE IN WAS owned by Al Suchman and parked 730 cars in 1956.

kencmcintyre on April 24, 2010 at 11:06 am

In the late fifties the Middle Hope Drive-In was operated by Hudson Valley Drive-In Enterprises. Capacity at that time was 450 cars.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 17, 2010 at 4:50 pm

July 5 1969 another crazy Triple feature,Maybe I don’t understand Drive-in Booking. “FINIAN’S RAINBOW”,“SHALAKO” [a pretty violent western },and “HOW TO COMMIT MURDER”.

KenLayton on July 29, 2011 at 10:25 am

It’s a pity this nice little drive-in never got reopened.

KenLayton on August 1, 2013 at 10:59 am

Should now be listed as demolished. Here is a website about it:


Seems the theater has been replaced with a gas station now.

Drive-In Dave (MR. DRIVE-IN!) Lounder   #GotDriveIn.com ?
Drive-In Dave (MR. DRIVE-IN!) Lounder #GotDriveIn.com ? on August 7, 2013 at 8:09 pm

I knew Tom Pedler. Met him in the mid 90s when he was trying to revive the Delmar Drive-In Theatre in DE. I looked into purchasing and re-opening this 9W theatre after Tom’s passing but the asking price was ludicrously high.

Drive-In Dave (MR. DRIVE-IN!) Lounder   #GotDriveIn.com ?
Drive-In Dave (MR. DRIVE-IN!) Lounder #GotDriveIn.com ? on August 7, 2013 at 8:14 pm

@Ken Layton – Hey, old buddy! Drive-In Dave Lounder here from the Drive-In Speaker. You still with Fred at the Skyline? Now back at TheDriveInGuys.com. Would love to have you as a correspondent! Be well, my man!! Dave

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