Central Drive-In

1700 Long Pond Road,
Rochester, NY 14606

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The Central Drive-In that was located in Rochester NY, opened on August 1, 1946 with Rita Hayworth in “Cover Girl”. It was closed in 1982. It had a capacity for 850 cars.

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NittyRanks on November 5, 2004 at 1:15 pm

I live here and never heard of that particulair drive-in. There was the Starlight on West Henrietta Road.

bradlee on April 2, 2005 at 10:46 am

I know this area well.I lived at the other end of LongPond Road,and as kids in the mid 80s we used to hang out there.I dont remember that it was called “The Central” ,we called it Long Pond.
We were there the day they tore it down,and the space is now apartments.Was located adjacent to the Barge Canal.
When we hung out there the place was already abandoned and vandalized.

Mintish on March 11, 2011 at 4:22 pm

http://www.flickr.com/photos/nessachan/5518135883/ Some pictures of the drive-in on this matchbook.

martymia2009 on June 18, 2011 at 12:22 pm

I have lived & grew up in Gates & remember The Central Drive-In Well with its playground in front og the screen. The whole family would pile into the 53 Chevy & head out there on a Fri or Sat nite & I really have fond memories of an outdoor Movie Palace as I remember it as a young Boy

dhroc on August 19, 2011 at 7:26 am

Operated by the same outfit as the Empire Drive-In (now AMC 12) on Empire Blvd.

davidcoppock on October 16, 2018 at 9:58 pm

Opened with “Cover girl”. Site is now Saredon Place mredical complex.

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