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 in 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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markp
markp on March 30, 2011 at 7:45 pm

Just sad as it always is to read about the old Drive-ins.

Bloop
Bloop on March 31, 2011 at 1:29 pm

Here is a link to my tribute art sign to the Route 110 Drive In Theater!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lanceart/5577355185/

Bloop
Bloop on March 31, 2011 at 3:49 pm

P.S. YES! I know it’s not a Johnny All Weather Drive in but I needed a kooky character on there.

RobertR
RobertR on June 19, 2012 at 4:51 pm

I watched an old flick on TCM called “The Marrying Kind” starring Judy Holliday and Aldo Ray. They go the Route 110 Drive-In and there is actual footage of the huge marquee. If anyone had this film on DVD it would be great to take screen shots.

robboehm
robboehm on June 19, 2012 at 6:30 pm

That would be good since no pix of the theatre seem to be around.

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on June 19, 2012 at 8:21 pm

Check this outClick Here New York Drive-ins

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.

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