Skyway Drive-In

70375 Main Road,
Greenport, NY 11944

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Skyway Drive-In

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The Skyway Drive-In was located on Main Road (NY 25) in Greenport Long Island near Southold. It was opened by Prudential Theatres by 1950. Sold by United Artists around 1975. The property was bought by a church located just east of the theater with plans to use the property to build a nursing home, which never happened. The property is vacant as of now.

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robboehm
robboehm on June 25, 2014 at 1:39 pm

If you look at the photos section in the reference made by Drive-in 54 there is information from the Peconic Bay Shopper. They did a subsequent followup article, too. That site shows a drive In in Centereach, NY. I, a theatre nut, do not remember it nor can I find reference to it anywhere else.

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on June 25, 2014 at 1:53 pm

Good luck in finding it.

robboehm
robboehm on June 25, 2014 at 2:01 pm

Tried phone books, newspapers the public library, people who lived there. Needless to say some of the information on that site, or any other, can be questionable.

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on June 25, 2014 at 2:07 pm

Where did you see or heard about it at?

robboehm
robboehm on June 25, 2014 at 2:10 pm

On the Drive In site. I think they said 600 cars.

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on June 25, 2014 at 2:13 pm

Drive-in.com? You need to becareful on that one.

robboehm
robboehm on June 25, 2014 at 2:27 pm

Really. I notice it’s not listed on the NY Drive In site. As a Drive In person have you ever crossed checked all the Drive Ins mentioned in The American Drive-In Movie Theatre by Don and Susan Sanders to see if they’re all on Cinema Treasures? I checked the ones from the Lost Broadway Theaters book.

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on June 25, 2014 at 2:33 pm

No I have not. Sometimes my source’s are back issues of old newspapers There is alot of the small town drive-ins that not on CT. I’m working on Hutchinson, KS drive-ins now.

robboehm
robboehm on June 25, 2014 at 5:13 pm

But I trust you are familiar with the book. I actually ordered mine online from Walmart.

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on June 25, 2014 at 5:57 pm

Yep..Kerry Segrave’s book “Drive-in Theaters A History from Their Inception in 1933” is pretty good also.

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