Century's 110-Drive-In

288 Broadhollow Road,
Melville, NY 11747

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Circa 1972

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This theater was a beautiful family-oriented drive-in that served Nothern Suffolk and Eastern Nassau Counties from its opening July 25, 1956 to its closing in around 1977. For two decades, the 110’s Saturday lineup consisted of a triple-feature!

Sadly, the 110 Drive-In was destroyed in 1982. Today, its former site is occupied by the Marriott Long Island Hotel, and not a single trace of the 110 Drive-In remains.

Contributed by Jake Jacobson

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robboehm
robboehm on June 20, 2012 at 11:24 am

But still no pylon

moviegoer
moviegoer on August 25, 2012 at 7:31 pm

I posted a photo of the marquee listing Run Appaloosa, Run and Snoopy Come Home as the features. The former was a 1966 film, but Snoopy Come Home was released in August 1972. So the photo is probably from August 1972. Probably within a few years of the end of this theater, judging by the prior comments.

Bloop
Bloop on January 11, 2013 at 9:50 pm

moviegoer! Thank you for that photo! It may be THE ONLY one that exists! A friend of mine on Facebook- who lives in Melville-was at that very show! Thank you again! It really means a lot to me.

rivest266
rivest266 on October 6, 2013 at 5:03 pm

July 24th 1956 grand opening ad uploaded here.

dsslave
dsslave on April 30, 2015 at 12:08 pm

The Marrying Kind has a drive in marquee that says Century Drive In NOT the 110 Drive In. I got excited for a moment.

robboehm
robboehm on May 11, 2015 at 8:30 pm

Referring to my comment of May 5, 2009, uploaded a picture of the screen being resurfaced contained in the Newsday Long Island Places We Loved site.

tlcottone
tlcottone on July 16, 2015 at 7:41 am

Added the article on the grand opening July 25, 1956 in the pictures section

robboehm
robboehm on July 16, 2015 at 1:19 pm

ticotone- whoever wrote that article left out a zero. The capacity was 2,500 cars making it the largest on Long Island.

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on July 16, 2015 at 2:46 pm

I’m surprised that they did not twin or triple the DI in the later years.

robboehm
robboehm on July 16, 2015 at 7:48 pm

Bayshore-Sunrise twinned; Westbury tripled.

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