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Aust's Open Air Theatre
Status: Demolished
Location: Saratoga Rd., Rte 9 at Spier Falls Rd., S. Glens Falls, NY 12801
Screens: 1
Capacity: 300 cars
Original owner: W. H. Aust
Opening date: May 21, 1948
Final season: 1989
What's there now: Undeveloped property as of fall 2007.

This page was last updated on December 8, 2009.

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Topo Map from 1968, provided courtesy of TerraServer USA. Aerial image from 1960, courtesy of the Saratoga County Soil and Water Conservation District. Aerial image taken in 1995, provided courtesy of TerraServer USA. Grand opening article from the Glens Falls Post Star on May 21, 1948.
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Grand opening ad from the Glens Falls Post Star on May 21, 1948. Ad from the Glens Falls Post Star in 1948.    

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Only visited this drive-in once, when it was XXX-rated.
#1 - Gregg Davenport - 11/12/2010 - 14:50
As far as I can tell, the transition from traditional drive-in movie theater to adult drive-in happened in the fall of 1969.

Doing the research, I do remember seeing the ads for this theater but never knew where it was nor visited it.
#2 - Christopher Parker - 04/11/2012 - 16:17
When I turned 17 I got a fake ID and started going to the XXX Triple Features on the weekends.....Seeing John C. Holmes on the BIG BIG screen sure was a trip.....they had to construct a tall wall to obscure traffic from being shocked as they drove by.....took some friends and recorded the audio on old cassettes, playing them at the Greenwich High School.....what fun.....miss the Old Girl. Long Live 70's Porn !!!!! PJW
#3 - Peter J Whiteside - 04/24/2012 - 18:46
I remember in 1983 when it was $6/person, what is there now, who owns the property? What fun it was :)
#4 - Donna Doherty Burns - 06/02/2012 - 20:54
English village apartments. There is still some reminants of the wall and a sign back here.
#5 - Amanda - 08/09/2012 - 04:47
They were famous for dusk to dawn specials, too, where they would show 5 or 6 movies, all night long. A rite of passage around here, in Upstate NY.
#6 - Wild Willy - 03/24/2014 - 05:57
Went to Greenwich High School and went there often to see John Holmes. I remember Peter J Whiteside showing the film. I also saw police cars at times drive to the back and windows would steam. What do you think was happening? B-)
#7 - Gary W woods - 08/23/2014 - 06:30
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