Patchogue Sunrise All Weather Drive In

600 Sunrise Highway,
Patchogue, NY 11777

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Patchogue Sunrise All Weather Drive In

The Patchogue Sunrise All Weather Drive-In was opened by Prudential on September 2, 1965 with spaces for 1,000 cars for the drive in and 750 seats in the indoor theater. The original All Weather concept was that the same film be show indoors and out, albeit at different times. In the 1980’s, under UA, it was not uncommon for the indoor theater to show one film and the drive in portion a double feature with different films.

Land for the venue was originally purchased in 1957 with the assurance that zoning would be changed to allow amusement entertainment. This was done and a permit issued in 1959. However, in 1961 the zoning was changed and the permit rescinded. Court cases followed and were eventually resolved. It is not clear whether the original property was used as the final site.

The theater was closed in 1986 and became the site of the UA Movies at Patchogue. It is believed that the structure of the indoor theater was incorporated into the new multiplex.

Contributed by robert boehm

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robboehm on February 1, 2019 at 2:19 pm

Uploaded a photo of the shuttered All Weather pylon announcing the coming of the new multiplex.

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