Smithtown All Weather Drive-In

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

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Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on October 9, 2013 at 11:35 pm

More information here from NY Drive-Ins

robboehm
robboehm on October 9, 2013 at 7:33 pm

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.

rivest266
rivest266 on October 9, 2013 at 1:28 pm

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

jwmovies
jwmovies on December 2, 2012 at 12:29 am

Approx. location for this drive-in was just west of Jericho Turnpike & Alexander Ave. Deer Valley Dr. was the entrance.

moviegoer
moviegoer on September 25, 2011 at 8:23 pm

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

JimMannix
JimMannix on June 21, 2011 at 3:07 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”

Edferri
Edferri on February 1, 2011 at 5:35 am

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!

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 17, 2010 at 1:15 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.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on May 17, 2010 at 1:11 pm

Very large drive-in.

johndereszewski
johndereszewski on November 27, 2009 at 11:17 am

One little correction: the movie’s name was “The Sword IN the Stone”.

johndereszewski
johndereszewski on November 27, 2009 at 11:16 am

I remember this movie house very fondly. When my Aunt and Uncle – accompanied by my Grandmother – became part of the Brooklyn diaspora into Suffolk County during the early 1960’s, they settled into Selden, which was situated a few miles east of this theater. On two occasions – one outdoor and one inside – we visited this theater. While I distinctly remember seeing Disney’s “The Sword and the Stone” here, I don’t recall the other encounter. I do, however, recall that we greatly enjoyed both visits.

When my relatives moved to Selden, it was still part of the “country” and had not yet been wholly incorporated into an emerging suburbia. For a couple of years, in fact, an extensive forest existed just south of my relative’s property line. (It has now become the grounds of Selden High School.) So, just as Selden became part of suburbia, this old drive-in lived out its useful existence – and now hosts a “little boxes” type suburban development. Thus goes progress!

JimMann9
JimMann9 on November 27, 2009 at 5:21 am

Sorry L. I. forever, the names escape me…..but remeber havingsome fun times with those I worked with.

robboehm
robboehm on July 1, 2009 at 6:33 pm

In my opinion the biggest error on the Drive In site is to list one in Centereach. Hardtop yes. Drive-In no.

robboehm
robboehm on July 1, 2009 at 6:16 pm

The Drive-In site is incorrect. According to an ad in the Port Jefferson Record, the opening date for this theatre (these theatres, indoor and outdoor) was Tues, May 29, 1962.

DISHMAN TV
DISHMAN TV on July 14, 2008 at 8:09 am

Hi all… Did you work at the Smithtown All Weather Drive-In and Indoor Theater around 1974 – 1978 ? if so do you recall names of some employees ? Wendy, Karen, Danny, Vinny ?

Hope to hear from you !

dsslave
dsslave on June 16, 2008 at 9:06 am

Hey JimMann9,
Would love to see any pictures of the SMITHTOWN AW DI if you have them. Thanks for the memories!!!!!!!!!!

Bloop
Bloop on July 6, 2007 at 3:43 pm

*How come no listings/postings for the Hauppauge Theater ??

Bloop
Bloop on May 19, 2007 at 8:58 am

The Smithtown Outdoor was actually better than the Commack Drive-In. In high school I saw some weird double bills there as well. Hard to believe I saw “I Drink Your Blood” there in 1979 . The movie was already 8 years old, pretty old even for a second billed movie! I saw “Halloween” there and as I recall, the outdoor was opened even in the WINTER! At the Indoor part, I think the only movies I saw in there was “Creepshow”, “Night Train to Terror” and “The Perils of Gwendolyn”. The snack bar was very 1960’s looking, and pretty big too. Does anyone know when this theater opened ?

TimW
TimW on November 19, 2006 at 3:17 pm

The Drive In Moives in Smithtown is on Middle Country Rd, in Nesconset right where the houses are now, It closed before or after Glora in Oct. of 1985 thats when Glora hit Long Island in Sept 27 of 1985. In the mid 1990’s is when the building was still standing in that time is when they started to build the houses there.
The Rocky Point Drive In is were the Golf course place is now.
If you people have what to know anything, ask me about it.

RobertR
RobertR on August 28, 2006 at 4:02 pm

Towering Inferno played the indoor theatre here
View link

JimMann9
JimMann9 on January 15, 2006 at 2:00 am

I worked there in the concession stands I believe for two summers, the theatre location is now a condo unit, south side Middle Country road.
Actually my entire family worked there, me in concessions, my older brother as an usher in the indoor and my mom at the ticket booth out front. Then there was lots of woods around the theatre and we built a tree fort outside the fence and turned up the car speakers to hear the moovie at night ( this before I worked there )
When a film was a hit is lasted for weeks, ‘You Only Live Twice’ played the entire summer, two shows a night WITH intermission. It was piped into the concession stand and we recognized when the break was to come and prepare for the onslaught. From listenning to it so many times I can still recite the movie and sing along with the Nancy Sinatra title song all to the fright of my friends

uncleal923
uncleal923 on May 6, 2005 at 11:40 am

It stands somewhere around there, but I think it became the development for modern housing. You know, the type that may fall on you if you sneeze.

moviegoer
moviegoer on May 4, 2005 at 9:16 pm

So that’s pretty much where the Pizzeria Uno’s now stands.

uncleal923
uncleal923 on November 17, 2004 at 8:11 pm

My Sister and I went to see Disney Movies at this drive in. That was during the 1970s. It had one thing I never saw in a drive in, when the snack bar was closing there would be graphics on the screen. I also recall those old, drive in speakers. There was one truth about these speakers, either you lifted them before you opened the door, or you took a chance at paying for new glass.