9G Drive-In

1234 Route 9G,
Hyde Park, NY 12538

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9G Drive-In

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Opened April 13, 1962, the 9G Drive-In was a popular movie venue in the 1960’s and 1970’s. For most of the 1970’s however, it went to alternative screenings, presumably to attract a full audience by offering diverse attractions, as there were four other drive-in theatres in about a 15-mile radius. It went thru two phases before it was torn down.

First it showed concert films, then it went at al X-Rated adult films. (Actually, that was in times when smut movies actually had a plot, and they were worth watching). The 9G Drive-In was closed in 1985.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre, Pat Libretti

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NewYorkDave on March 23, 2008 at 6:10 pm

This drive-in screened porno movies in its later days. This was possible because the screen was not visible from the highway. Sneaking in on foot through the woods was a popular pastime for the local teenagers.

To the best of my recollection, the 9G drive-in closed down sometime around the early or mid ‘80s.

NewYorkDave on April 15, 2008 at 3:42 am

According to this Excel document I found on the web, the 9G opened in 1964 and closed in 1985.

The same document makes tantalizing references to two other local drive-ins: the Fishkill Drive-In (1955-1980) and yet another one in Hyde Park called the Auto Vision (1949-1961).

gd14lawn on July 29, 2012 at 4:07 am

When I look at the info at the link provided by lostmemory and the picture above it seems that the name should be “9G Drive Theatre”

rivest266 on March 13, 2016 at 10:31 pm

April 13th, 1962 grand opening ad in photo section.

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