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 on May 4, 1951 with Burt Lancaster in “Vengeance Valley” & John Carroll in “Hit Parade of 1951”. It is another example of a thriving drive-in. In 1999 a second screen was added. The third screen was added in 2004. The car capacity is 600.

A fourth screen was added in 2011.

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gd14lawn
gd14lawn on May 5, 2011 at 11:34 pm

Definitely still open.

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

TenPoundHammer
TenPoundHammer on May 7, 2011 at 2:59 pm

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

TenPoundHammer
TenPoundHammer on May 7, 2011 at 6:14 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
gd14lawn on May 8, 2011 at 2:16 pm

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

Chris1982
Chris1982 on September 29, 2014 at 3:04 am

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

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on November 2, 2017 at 12:21 pm

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.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on September 28, 2020 at 11:06 am

Opened on 4/5/1951 with “Vengeance Valley” and “Hit parade of 1951”. Second added in 1999.

robboehm
robboehm on October 6, 2020 at 4:30 pm

The Babcock’s have indicated they want to retire and have put the Drive-In on the market for $979,000. They says business has been good and the digital projectors they purchased are fully paid for.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on October 7, 2020 at 11:27 am

Second screen added in 1999.

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