Smithtown All Weather Drive-In

Middle Country Road and Deer Valley Drive,
Nesconset, NY 11767

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Previously operated by: Associated Prudential Theaters Inc., United Artists Theater Circuit Inc.

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Smithtown All Weather Drive In Marquee 1960's

The Smithtown All Weather Drive-In was the second largest drive-in in New York with the largest being the Johnny All Weather Drive-In located in Copiague. The Smithtown All Weather Drive-In had a capacity for 2,500 cars and it also had an indoor theater. It was opened on May 29, 1962 with James Stewart in “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance”. It was operated by Associated Prudential Theatres. Later it was another UA owned theater. It had one outdoor screen and one indoor screen. It was closed on February 6, 1986 with Suzy Stokey in “The Power”.

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Drive-In 54 on October 9, 2013 at 11:35 pm

More information here from NY Drive-Ins

Texas2step on December 1, 2018 at 3:50 pm

Opened on May 29, 1962.

robboehm on February 1, 2019 at 11:49 am

The original concept of the various Prudential All Weather theaters was that the same movie was shown at the indoor and outdoor theaters, albeit at different times, regardless of the weather. By the 1980s when UA was the managing circuit it was not uncommon for one film to play indoors and a double feature of other films outdoors. This policy was also in effect at the Johnny All Weather in Copiague and the Patchogue Sunrise.

davidcoppock on October 4, 2020 at 12:12 am

Opened with “The man who Liberty Valance”. The site is now the Country Pointe residential housing development.

davidcoppock on October 4, 2020 at 12:14 am

There is a small building on tne entrance to the housing development that might be the former ticket booth?

davidcoppock on October 4, 2020 at 12:15 am

Why the name Smithtown?

robboehm on October 4, 2020 at 10:59 am

A more familiar name than the village of Nesconset in which it is located. Confusing. However, Nesconset IS located in the TOWN of Smithtown.

On a similar note the new Huntington Plaza Theater is located in the village of East Northport which is in the TOWN of Huntington.

50sSNIPES on January 23, 2024 at 8:33 am

Closed on February 6, 1986 with “Power”.

Kenmore on January 24, 2024 at 8:53 pm

The ticket booth was torn down with the drive-in. The structure which stand near, but not exactly where the ticket booth once stood is probably the guard house for the housing community.

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