Hi-Way Drive-In

10699 State Route 9 West,
Coxsackie, NY 12051

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Hi-Way Drive-In

The Hi-Way Drive-In located in upstate New York opened in 1951 and is still open today. It is another example of a thriving drive-in. The third screen was added in 2004. The car capacity is 600.

A fourth screen was added in 2011.

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gd14lawn on April 23, 2011 at 1:39 pm


lfreimauer on May 5, 2011 at 1:11 pm

Is the theater still open?. Last picture says “done”

gd14lawn on May 5, 2011 at 8:34 pm

Definitely still open.

I think “done” might have been for the season.

TenPoundHammer on May 7, 2011 at 11:59 am

Address is a little off: 10699 State Route 9W is what it should be.

TenPoundHammer on May 7, 2011 at 3:14 pm

^I know, but it should be “Route 9W” not “Route 9 West”. 9W, with the W, is the actual number. If you put in “Route 9 West” it confuses Google Maps and thinks you’re asking for a different road.

gd14lawn on May 8, 2011 at 11:16 am

I just Google mapped 10769 Route 9W Coxsackie NY and it put the pin right in the middle of the drive-in.

Chris1982 on September 29, 2014 at 12:04 am

Their address according to their website: 10699 State Route 9W, Coxsackie, NY 12051.

MichaelKilgore on November 2, 2017 at 9:21 am

The Hi-Way was built and owned by brothers Morris and Raphael Klein. (It included “the latest in open air movie furniture”.) The 1952-56 Theatre Catalogs listed the exec as Mrs. Frieda Klein. The 1952-66 Motion Picture Almanacs listed the owner as the Klein brothers.

The Daily Freeman Lifestyle wrote that Roger and Sharon Babcock bought the Hi-Way from Morris Klein in 1996. However, over at EnjoyYourIntermission.com (a superb documentary short about the Hi-Way and its workers), it says they purchased the drive-in “in 1976 after having worked there for several years prior.”

The 1978-82 MPAs listed M. Klein as the owner. By the 1984 edition, the Hi-Way had fallen off the MPA list.

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