Westbury Drive-In

7000 Brush Hollow Road,
Westbury, NY 11590

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Westbury Drive-In

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The Westbury Drive-In opened in 1953 and 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.

It closed in 1998, and has been replaced by the United Artists Westbury Stadium 12.

Contributed by Lost Memory

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BMitchell
BMitchell on January 10, 2009 at 6:35 pm

Hi Rick! You were right … it WAS the best job I’d ever have.

MPol
MPol on January 10, 2009 at 8:36 pm

Lost Memory, is it possible that the fact that the highway was always backed up (traffic-wise) on both sides due to people trying to enter the Sunrise Drive-In contributed to that drive-in’s ultimate closing down? Just curious.

btw—sounds like you all had lots of fun going to the drive-ins.

rsadetsky
rsadetsky on January 11, 2009 at 3:38 pm

Hi Bill, send me an e-mail so we can catch up.

pleasefeedthedog
pleasefeedthedog on February 12, 2009 at 5:15 pm

I guess it was the late 60’s when I saw some Jerry Lewis film and I may have seen the Long Long Trailer with Lucy .

NYozoner
NYozoner on February 6, 2010 at 10:41 pm

Here is the grand opening ad from Newsday on June 23, 1954, for the Westbury Drive-in.
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capchris55
capchris55 on June 19, 2010 at 2:54 pm

Hello, can someone tell me where I can find information as to what movies played at the Westbury drive in…in the summer of 1996?? Thanks

wally 75
wally 75 on November 24, 2010 at 8:28 pm

Chris…I would try Newsday or booking office for UA..

If NYozoner can find an ad from 1954 they sould have stuff on file..

nyazfan
nyazfan on April 17, 2011 at 11:24 am

in the mid to late 80s my parents and i went to the drive in a lot and now they tell me about getting a kick out of seeing these dogs and cats on the screen before the shows started for the evening. i really dont remember too well as i was so young.

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on March 10, 2012 at 1:28 am

Uploaded some aerial views from 1966 and 1994.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on March 10, 2012 at 6:40 am

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

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