Westbury Drive-In

7000 Brush Hollow Road,
Westbury, NY 11590

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It closed in 1998, and has been replaced by the United Artists Westbury Stadium 12.

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NYozoner
NYozoner on February 7, 2010 at 8:41 am

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 20, 2010 at 1:54 am

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 25, 2010 at 6:28 am

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 10:24 pm

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 11:28 am

Uploaded some aerial views from 1966 and 1994.

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.

NYer
NYer on November 25, 2014 at 9:53 am

Open all season, the Christmas attraction in 1965 was “Thunderball”. Surprised to see shows starting at 5:30pm. Ad in photo section.

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
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.

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