Hyde Park Drive-In

4114 Albany Post Road,
Hyde Park, NY 12538

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Hyde Park Drive-In - taken in July 2005

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Opened in 1950 as the Auto-Vision Drive-In, the Hyde Park Drive-In has been a local haunt for decades and, at $6 per person, the drive-in is a cheap alternative to the local multiplex.

In 2000, the theater was sold to Scenic Hudson Inc., a Poughkeepsie-based environmental group. While the previous owner is still running the drive-in, no one knows what will happen to the Hyde Park Drive-In.

Many local residents were concerned that the Hyde Park Drive-In may close after the summer of 2001. So far, the current owners have refused comment on their plans and movies continue.

Contributed by Ross Melnick

Recent comments (view all 11 comments)

movieguy
movieguy on December 18, 2007 at 10:00 am

The Hyde Park Drive In WILL OPEN FOR THE 2008 SEASON in Mid April

NewYorkDave
NewYorkDave on March 19, 2008 at 12:32 pm

I’ve been going to the HP Drive-In for years and years. I’m so glad it’s still around… We almost lost it a few years ago.

shoeshoe14
shoeshoe14 on September 15, 2008 at 12:37 pm

Mentioned in the NYTimes CT Section about the last drive-ins in Connecticut.

movieguy
movieguy on September 15, 2008 at 1:21 pm

This Thursday the 17th will BE the LAST day for the 2008 Season. The Drive In Will re-open inn April 2009.

The Overlook Drive In Will be open until mid Oct

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 17, 2010 at 3:53 pm

Playing in 1969 “THE LOVE BUG” and “BLUE SURF-ARI” both G rated.

Fiftiesflashback
Fiftiesflashback on November 10, 2012 at 9:52 pm

Still in operation as of May, 2012.

Chris1982
Chris1982 on September 29, 2014 at 10:39 pm

The Hyde Park Drive-In and the Overlook Drive-In have both converted to Barco digital projection.

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on September 30, 2014 at 2:58 pm

Yeah thanks Chris1982. Now someone needs to reopen the Fair Oaks it already has the digital projection.

TomMc11
TomMc11 on June 8, 2017 at 5:27 pm

Apparently Scenic Hudson did not want a Wal-Mart or something along those lines going in across the street from the FDR homestead, so they bought the land under the DI and leased it back to the owners.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/14/nyregion/nyregionspecial2/14driveinct.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=drive%20in&st=cse&oref=slogin

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