Rockland Drive-In

19 New York 59,
Monsey, NY 10952

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Previously operated by: United Artists Theater Circuit Inc.

Architects: Drew Eberson, John Adolph Emil Eberson

Previous Names: Route 59 Drive-In

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Rockland Drive-In

Opened September 8, 1955 with Olivia de Havilland in “Not as a Stranger” & George Montgomery in “ The Lone Gun”. The Rockland Drive-In had a capacity for 1,650 cars and had a carousel, playground and a miniature train ride. It had closed by 2004.

The screen was demolished on December 8, 2021.

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Recent comments (view all 17 comments)

jwmovies on November 17, 2012 at 8:56 am

Above address is incorrect. This is several blocks south. Approx. address for this drive-in was 19 New York 59. The huge screen is still up. Concession foundation is still there as are all the ramps.

dallasmovietheaters on July 1, 2016 at 12:42 am

John and Drew Eberson architectural sketch circa 1955 in photos.

rivest266 on July 1, 2016 at 11:59 am

This opened on September 8th, 1955. Grand opening ad in photo section,

Kenmore on February 6, 2018 at 11:23 am

Property is now a “Park and Ride” so people can catch the bus. Screen still in good shape, but half the property is overgrown. Concession stand/projection booth long gone, but restoration is possible.

As an aside, the Google street view from 2016 shows the driver of a pickup on the north lane using his hand to show his disapproval of being on Google street view.

davidcoppock on November 16, 2018 at 2:51 am

Opened with “Not as a stranger” and “Lone gun”.

TomMc11 on November 16, 2018 at 8:11 am

They Updated the Google Street view to 2018 and you can actually go on to the property now past the screen!

50sSNIPES on December 6, 2019 at 5:37 am

Still Operating Since 1995, But Have Been Closed Later On Because In The 2004 Cam You Can See A Lot Of Bushes Covering Most Of The Parking.

DavidWallick on December 9, 2021 at 5:48 am

According to the local newspaper, the screen was demolished yesterday. A five story office building will go going up on the site.

HAMMER77777 on December 9, 2021 at 12:46 pm

Wow, bummer, what a loss. I used to live around that area. :(

Moviefan333 on January 25, 2023 at 6:47 pm

I think the theater actually closed in the early 1990s. It was a really fun place to go see a movie with a giant screen. Amazingly the screen was in good shape right until the time they knocked it down

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