Hempstead Turnpike Drive-In

Hempstead Turnpike and Seaford Oyster Bay Expressway,
Bethpage, NY 11714

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RSB
RSB on December 26, 2011 at 12:46 am

Yes, the address is a bit misleading, and the theater was torn down to make way for the impending highway project. This Drive-In theater was located where the entrance ramp is now to the northbound Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway/Rt.135 from eastbound Hempstead Turnpike. This theater is my earliest theater memory I have. My parents went to see a movie there, and they opted out from getting a babysitter for me (I was around 4 or 5), so they took me with them and I slept in the backseat of their big old maroon Packard. The Drive-In was across the street from Zorn’s and a little to the east.

robboehm
robboehm on October 29, 2011 at 12:43 pm

The address is a bit misleading. The Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway did not exist when the Drive-In was operationaly. I believe that the Drive-In was demolished as part of the Seaford-Oyster Bay construction project, if anyone has access to that data.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 18, 2011 at 2:54 pm

It was owned by Hempstead Theatre Op. Corp. in 1956.

robboehm
robboehm on February 19, 2009 at 3:47 am

The actual name of the theatre was the Hempstead Turnpike Drive In. I always thought that the actual town was Plainedge but I prefer to quibble about the name which is what really counts.

wally 75
wally 75 on July 24, 2008 at 10:40 pm

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[Deleted] on November 7, 2004 at 9:10 am

I show an opening date of 1946. There is no listing for this theatre after 1957.