Warwick Drive-In

5 Warwick Turnpike,
Warwick, NY 10990

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Warwick Drive-In

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This drive-in opened in 1950, and is still operating, now with three screens and showing first-run movies.

Contributed by Richard J. Petsche

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magicians
magicians on September 25, 2006 at 5:16 pm

I was a projectionist in 1968, we showed Woodstock, Midnight Cowboy and what do you say to a maked lady.

magicians
magicians on September 25, 2006 at 5:18 pm

Single screen 2 projectors, 20 minute reels and carbon arc in 68'

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on August 18, 2007 at 10:25 am

There are some photos on this website:
http://tinyurl.com/2ne2sh

shoeshoe14
shoeshoe14 on September 15, 2008 at 1:37 pm

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

http://tinyurl.com/6ogwv4

BigEasyBarry
BigEasyBarry on August 10, 2009 at 12:07 am

I lived in Franklin, New Jersey for over a year after Katrina. I used to go to this drive in often.

FrozenAstronaut
FrozenAstronaut on August 16, 2012 at 8:47 pm

Went last weekend. Great place and was truly like a trip back in time for me, err except the prices! I’ve lived in North Jersey for 4 yrs now and only this past weekend went , boy wished I had done this sooner! love the place and it’s quite scenic when the Sun goes down

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on April 26, 2013 at 12:49 pm

Have they opened for the season and converted to digital?

movieguy
movieguy on March 17, 2014 at 7:22 am

The Warwick Drive in Concerted to digital at a cost of $390,000.00 in Late Oct 2013. The Drive in IS scheduled to OPEN for the season on Friday March 21st. They will blow/plow away as much of the remaining snow as possible.

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on March 17, 2014 at 7:45 am

Great sounds like it will be around for a while. Sad about the Fair Oaks

movieguy
movieguy on March 17, 2014 at 8:35 am

I have been going to the Fair Oaks Drive In since 1997. The cost of going digital was too much for the former operator and owner. Plus after 23 years of running the DI, he was getting ready to move on. It was a very busy with many cars squeezing in on a nice spring summer night.

I hope that some other operator takes over and opens for the season in April or May of this year. The main screen at the Fair Oaks. Is the biggest in all of NYS

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