Hamptons Drive-In

2044 Montauk Highway,
Bridgehampton, NY 11932

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robboehm
robboehm on April 14, 2010 at 9:50 pm

Westbury was the last on Long Island. There are still some upstate and in Ct. They’re more popular in other parts of the country.

mharmon999
mharmon999 on April 14, 2010 at 6:18 pm

My parents took my sister and I to quite a few movies there in the late ‘70’s and early '80’s during the summertime when we spent the weekends at our grand parents house in the hamptons. It was so much fun sitting in chairs outside watching movies on a huge screen! The first movie I know I saw there when I was 6 years old was Star Wars in 1977 and became a huge fan ever of the series ever since. Meatballs with Bill Murray was another one I remember seeing there as well as a few others. Its too bad that it closed down. I have been to the shopping center to shop and the memories of the times there really come back to me when we shop there. Have not seen too many drive-ins around since this one.

robboehm
robboehm on January 12, 2010 at 1:35 pm

And referencing Bway’s 2004 posting both the Coram and Patchogue Multiplexes on the sites of former drive-in have also closed. You can see the Coram from the road but the Patchogue was never visible from Sunrise Highway. All you can see is the pylon and a fence.

Bway
Bway on April 20, 2009 at 10:23 am

I never realized that that shopping center was once a drive in.

StanMalone
StanMalone on June 5, 2007 at 5:15 pm

In reply to the third post above concerning drive ins being replaced by indoors on the same lot: This link

http://www.drive-ins.com/theater/gatnort

takes you to a page with pictures at the bottom. The one in the lower right corner has two overhead views of the lot, one as a drive in and one with the new indoor.

efriedmann
efriedmann on May 3, 2007 at 5:50 am

I never had the opportunity to go to this drive-in. It closed down before I ever got my driver’s license. However, I can still remember the remake of KING KONG playing there in early 1977 and begging, begging, begging my parents to drive us to Bridehampton to see it again. You see, at age 9, this was my favorite movie, until STAR WARS came around and changed everything!

bbacklun
bbacklun on February 4, 2007 at 10:27 am

I visited this theater often in the 60’s and 70’s. Standard refreshment stand and kiddie playground. Always a double feature with intermission time. Closed about 1982 amd the King Kullen shopping center in the Bridgehampton Commons expanded and took over the site of this old drive-in. Sad to see it go, but real estate prices were the culprit.

Bway
Bway on October 13, 2004 at 10:56 pm

So many of these drive-ins survived into the 1980’s.
The 1980’s was a bad time for them, as the multiplexes were popping up everywhere, and it was the final straw for many of them. Ironically, some of the multiplexes even replaced the drive-ins on their exact location, such as the UA Movies at Coram being built on the Coram Drive-In site, and the UA Movies at Patchogue 13 being built on the Patchogue Drive-In site. Interestingly, UA did not replace it’s Shirley UA Drive-In with a multiplex, presumable because it was fairly close to Patchogue.

By the way, the map above doesn’t work because Bridgehampton is one word. It confuses me all the time too….East Hampton is two words, but Bridgehampton and Westhampton are one word – go figure.