Skyline Drive In

2922 Route 9N,
Crown Point, NY 12928

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The Skyline Drive In opened on September 1, 1949. It was located atop Indian Ridge in Crown Point NY. The capacity was 300 cars.

The screen, which was 60 feet high and 96 feet wide, was destroyed in a windstorm on January 14, 1950. New management took over in August of 1950. The Skyline Drive-In continued to operate until 1972. In 1974 two young men were arrested for stealing speakers from the drive in, although there is no evidence the drive in was open at that time. It was reopened for the 1978 and 1979 seasons.

A campground, the Maple Ridge Park and Family Diner currently occupies the site. The diner is in the old concession building.

Contributed by Gregg Davenport

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 24, 2011 at 10:43 pm

Parked 268 cars in 1956 and was owned by Allen Brothers.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on May 1, 2011 at 6:11 pm

Built for $40,000 for the Skyline Corp, by the Allen Brothers, Allen Industries of Crown Point. Arthur R. Landry was the Manager of the Drive-In. All of the structures have been demolished except for the Snack Bar which was used as the Diner.

More info and photos are always welcome.

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