Smithtown All Weather Drive-In

Middle Country Road at Deer Valley Drive,
Nesconset, NY 11767

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Smithtown All Weather Drive-In 1966

The Smithtown All Weather Drive-In was the second largest drive-in in New York with the largest being the Johnny All Weather Drive-In located in Copiague. The Smithtown All Weather Drive-In had a capacity for 2,500 cars and it also had an indoor theater. It was opened in 1961 by Associated Prudential Theatres. Later it was another UA owned theater. It had one outdoor screen and one indoor screen. It was closed in 1985

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TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on May 17, 2010 at 9:11 pm

Very large drive-in.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 17, 2010 at 9:15 pm

tILSLOEWS see comment i made on screen partners.I know you will like it. This Drive-in is very very large.And it ain’t in Texas.

Edferri
Edferri on February 1, 2011 at 1:35 pm

Growing up in the 70’s, I lived on the road located behind the outdoor screen here. At night if I had my bedroom window open, I could hear the movie playing. The summer of 1977 was incredible as I would listen to Star Wars each and every night.
My neighbors there built a deck in their backyard that would allow a angeled view of the screen, and I watched Star Wars at least 2 dozen times that way that summer.
Fun times!

JimMannix
JimMannix on June 21, 2011 at 11:07 am

During the late sixties..my family worked there from my mother at the ticket booth, my brother as an usher in the indoor theatre and myself in the concession stand where I specialized in knishes..deepfried full of heartburn. It was during the time of Bond’s “You Only Live Twice”

moviegoer
moviegoer on September 26, 2011 at 4:23 am

There’s an aerial short of the drive in (and many other theaters in this odd pamphlet:

http://movie-theatre.org/usa/ny/NYC/NY%20NYC%20Long%20Island.pdf

rivest266
rivest266 on October 9, 2013 at 9:28 pm

Moviegoer: Website moved to http://movie-theatre.org/usa/ny/NYC/readlongisland

robboehm
robboehm on October 10, 2013 at 3:33 am

A very ambitious compilation. The format can be a tad confusing, however, the way two different villages may seem to overlap and the fact that there are multiple listings for theatres which have been divided, e.g. the Mattituck which started out as a single screen, went twin and eventually 8.

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on October 10, 2013 at 7:35 am

More information here from NY Drive-Ins

Texas2step
Texas2step on December 1, 2018 at 11:50 pm

Opened on May 29, 1962.

robboehm
robboehm on February 1, 2019 at 7:49 pm

The original concept of the various Prudential All Weather theaters was that the same movie was shown at the indoor and outdoor theaters, albeit at different times, regardless of the weather. By the 1980s when UA was the managing circuit it was not uncommon for one film to play indoors and a double feature of other films outdoors. This policy was also in effect at the Johnny All Weather in Copiague and the Patchogue Sunrise.

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