Westbury Drive-In

7000 Brush Hollow Road,
Westbury, NY 11590

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Westbury Drive-In

The Westbury Drive-In opened June 23, 1954 with Marilyn Monroe in “River of No Return” & Barry Sullivan in “Loophole”. It had a capacity for 1,900 cars. It had a 124 feet wide screen and was equipped to screen CinemaScope movies. There was a fully equipped playground which had a capacity for 500 children. Initially operated by Saul Lerner for the Drive-In Westbury Corp., by 1955 it was operated by Skouras Theatres and it was later taken over by United Artists. On June 15, 1979 it became a 3-screen theatre.

It closed in 1998, and has been replaced by the United Artists Westbury Stadium 12.

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Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on March 10, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Wow! Marilyn Monroe and Robert Mitchum on a 130' Cinemascope screen. Life was sweet back in the day.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on November 25, 2014 at 7:48 pm

In winter, the sun sets in these parts between 4:30 and 5pm. Plenty dark for a movie by 5:30. Sometimes, in summer, movies didn’t start late enough so that the first 15 minutes of the program weren’t washed out by remaining daylight!

markp on November 26, 2014 at 12:16 pm

Had it still been open these days, people would be sitting in crush hour traffic and would be lucky to make a 7 or 730 pm start time.

robboehm on May 12, 2015 at 4:38 am

Uploaded photo of signs directing one to either screen 1,2 or 3.

wally 75
wally 75 on May 13, 2015 at 6:22 am

RE: Ed Solero 11/25/14 Never mind the start times…with 2 ½ shows a night, in the summer could end at sunrise…When I was MGR. of Cinema Bayshore next to the Bayshore Drive-in [I was covering it for someone vacation] as the sun was on the rise Barbra was singing “On a clear day you can see forever”…made me smile as I was hanging speakers back..

anthony1179 on June 1, 2015 at 12:52 am

saw “the sons of Katie elder” and Nevada Smith..such a great place and a great time in this country.

DavidZornig on November 7, 2018 at 7:04 pm

1954 promo ad added via Kathleen Santhouse Botsford‎. Boasts 2,024 car capacity. One local claims it had 3 screens when demolished in `98.

robboehm on November 7, 2018 at 8:11 pm

I can confirm the number of screens at closing as 3. They were very visible when one traveled East on the Long Island Expressway.

ridethectrain on October 31, 2019 at 8:07 pm

Please update, the drive in became 3 screens on June 15, 1979. Just posted the grand opening ad.

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