Commack Drive-In

44 Veterans Memorial Highway,
Commack, NY 11725

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Commack Drive-In

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The Commack Drive-In was opened in 1952 and was operated by Associated Prudential Theatres Inc. It closed after the summer of 1986.

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konga5 on September 19, 2008 at 3:00 pm

not THAT much information !

dsslave on September 19, 2008 at 6:18 pm

All the Commack Drive In ads and the outgoing answering machine messages (I actually have a few) say the address is Veterans Hwy next door to the Long Island Arena. No address number is giving. Its definitely NOT Jericho Tpk.

dsslave on September 19, 2008 at 6:19 pm

Here’s another site’s info on the Commack Drive in.
Location: 44 Veterans Memorial Hwy., Rte 454, Commack, NY 11725
Screens: 1
Capacity: Unknown
Original owner: Unknown
Opening date: 1952
Final season: 1986

robboehm on March 11, 2009 at 12:42 pm

I was just looking at a site for the Kings Park Historical Society and on their first photo page is a color photo of the RKO Twin hardtop and a photo of a vandalized Drive In pylon which distinctly says Commack DI Twin. So, presumably it was twinned at some point toward the end.

robboehm on March 11, 2009 at 12:50 pm

Sorry guys, I just went back to the historical site again and enlarged the picture. It just says Commack Drive In. Well, it is a vandalized pylon.

dsslave on March 11, 2009 at 3:43 pm

The Commack Drive In was never twinned.

blkdmdcharl on April 11, 2009 at 6:11 pm

hey does anyone remember angelo and jean from back in ‘76 and 77?

blkdmdcharl on April 11, 2009 at 6:13 pm

It was some party back then between the Commack DI and the Smithtown DI

jpark377 on November 6, 2010 at 8:43 pm

I remember Angelo. Our DI (BSDI) beat their DI in a softball game back around ‘83-'84. If I remember correctly, Angelo’s Mom was the manager of the Coram Drive-In, also. Coram was a crappy Drive-In because the field always had flooding issues. The abandoned building now at that location should be sinking into the earth, at this point. A Drive In that I really liked was the Jonny All-Weather in Copaigue. What a huge theater, and Victor was a great manager.

robboehm on January 4, 2012 at 3:26 pm

Looking at back issues of the Smithtown Messenger there were a lot of hearings on the building of a drive-in at the intersection of Jericho Turnpike and Indian Head Road during 1950. Obviously that never occurred since this one was built a bit further down the road.

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