Kallet Drive-In

5345 West Genesee Street,
Camillus, NY 13031

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Kallet Drive-In

The Kallet Drive-In was located in Camillus, west of Syracuse NY. This drive-in opened on April 20, 1946 with Rita Hayworth in “Cover Girl”. It featured a waterfall on the rear of the screen facing the road. Built in three tiers, 3,000 gallons of water a minute flowed down the structure, illuminated by 28 colored footlights. There was an 18 foot high statue at the base of the waterfall. It had a capacity for 950 cars.

The Kallet Drive-In was operated by Kallet Theatres and was closed on October 9, 1960 with Anthony Perkins in “Psycho”.

Contributed by Lost Memory, Ken Roe

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kencmcintyre on September 21, 2007 at 10:16 am

Here is a 1948 ad from the Syracuse Post-Standard:

SWFLguy on September 24, 2007 at 10:46 pm

One of the first—if not the first big new drive-in movie to open in the Syracuse area. I remember it had a cascading waterfall at the entrance. A classy place when it opened !

jwmovies on October 16, 2012 at 12:17 am

Approx. address for this drive-in was 5345 West Genesee Street.

dallasmovietheaters on December 7, 2019 at 4:07 am

The Kallet Drive-In launched April 20, 1946 with “Cover Girl.” It closed on October 9, 1960 with “Psycho”. It was demolished for the Camillus Plaza Shopping Center that opened n 1964. When the Plaza became the Camillus Mall, movie theatres returned with the Camillus Mall Cinemas I and II.

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