Theatre Motel Drive-In

7592 E. Route 20,
Westfield, NY 14787

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Previous Names: Westfield Drive-In

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Theatre Motel Drive-In

The Westfield Drive-In was opened on May 23, 1952 with George Reeves in the short movie “Champagne for Two” & John Payne in “Crosswinds”. This drive-in was partnered with a motel and restaurant, hence the change of name. It was closed in 1986 and was destroyed in a fire in the late-1990’s.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on March 17, 2010 at 4:42 pm

What a cool concept too bad it went up in smoke.

jwmovies
jwmovies on December 20, 2012 at 9:58 am

Address: 7592 E Route 20.

Hotel still up and running!

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on June 16, 2014 at 7:17 am

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MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on July 23, 2019 at 1:48 pm

The drive-in was “abandoned” but not yet gone when mentioned in the 1996 book Road Trip USA.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on July 26, 2019 at 5:12 am

Opened on 23/5/1952 with a cartoon(The Anvil chrous girl), “Champagne for two” and “Crosswinds”. 500 cars. The motel is still(open), with the snack bar(and playground and ramps and bio box and screen fountaion?) still standing, the rest of the drive-in has been demolished.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on October 2, 2020 at 7:14 am

500 cars. The drive-in closed in 1986.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on October 2, 2020 at 9:35 am

When this drive-in was operating, could the movies be seen or heard from the motel?

Scott
Scott on May 15, 2021 at 7:06 am

Hi David,

This response is a bit late, but I can answer your question:

Through a strange set of circumstances I actually stayed at this motel in the 1970s. I can confirm that you definitely could not hear the movies from the motel.

As far as seeing the movies, you couldn’t see them either as the screen was facing in the opposite direction to the entrance and you wouldn’t have been able to see it from any of the rooms.

As far as hearing, in those days you drove up next to a speaker that you put into your car to hear the movies. So you wouldn’t be able to hear them either.

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