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Albano's Drive-in
Status: Demolished
Location: 2085 Rte 9W, Ravena, NY 12143
Screens: 1
Capacity: 600 cars
Original owner: Built by Sylvester Albano.
Opening date: July 20, 1956
Final season: 1962
What's there now: Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Middle School.

This page was last updated on March 3, 2010.

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Topo Map from 1986, courtesy of TerraServer USA. Aerial image from 1960, courtesy of the Albany County Soil and Water Conservation District. Aerial image from 2005, courtesy of Google Earth. Aerial close-up image from 2005, courtesy of Google Earth.
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Grand opening article on July 20, 1956. Grand opening ad on July 20, 1956. Ad from the Albany Times-Union in 1961. Drive-in marqee being used by school, courtesy of Chuck Friday.

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The capacity of Albano's drive-in, according to the News Herald, was 600 cars. On opening night, it could only accommodate 400 cars.
#1 - chuck friday - 02/26/2008 - 14:45
The school built on the site uses the theater's roadside pylon sign for announcements.
#2 - Joe Masher - 09/12/2008 - 13:20
i remember going to my grandpa albanos drivein when i was 4 years old and it still was some of the most awsome memories of my life. i even put a 8 by 14 foot screen in my back yard cuz i long for the memories long live the drive ins and god bless grandpa sylvester albano and the whole albano family and friends
#3 - gary albano - 06/03/2009 - 11:13
;-) Thanks to Mr. Albano's drive-in, he gave his grandson special memories to share with friends and family through in his own way. Today I'm thankful to be a part of these stories and create memories that will last my life time too. Thank you Mr. Albano and a big thanks to your family!
#4 - Kurtis E - 06/03/2009 - 12:57
Just heard they removed the marquee sign at the RCS school today- Mon, Jan 19, 2015. Many great years of use for that sign. I don't remember Albano's Drive-In since I was born in 1961, but I love to hear the stories. Grandpa Albano was an amazing man and we always had great family memories. I do remember the marquee in use at my school though. :)
#5 - Cheryl Albano-Sheridan - 01/19/2015 - 20:31
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