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Sunset Drive-in (Kingston)
Status: Demolished
Location: 209 Onteora Trail, Rte 28, Kingston, NY 12401
Screens: 1
Capacity: 535 cars
Original owner: H. Lamont
Opening date: April 26, 1949
Final season: 1982
What's there now: Unknown

This page was last updated on December 4, 2009.

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Topo Map from 1980, provided courtesy of TerraServer USA. Aerial image from 1959, courtesy of the Ulster County Soil and Water Conservation District. Aerial image from 2006, courtesy of Google Earth. Close-up aerial image from 2006, courtesy of Google Earth.
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Opening soon ad from the Kingston Daily Freeman, on April 22 1949. Grand opening full page ad from the Kingston Daily Freeman, on April 25 1949. Grand opening ad from the Kingston Daily Freeman, on April 26, 1949. Grand opening article from the Kingston Daily Freeman, on April 26, 1949.
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Grand opening picture from the Kingston Daily Freeman, on April 26, 1949.      

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I really just remember playing before the movie I was really young we I was thinking about it and talking about it with my kids I was looking to show them pictures its a real shame we don't still have it the kids have nothing to do around here anymore Its just a real shame
#1 - Tammy Stuart - 04/17/2011 - 14:58
Loved this drive-in Liked the 9W Drive in but loved this one. Later on when it was not doing so well they did the carload deals and we would all cram into the car and into the trunks of our cars. It brings many memories. As far back as I can recall nothing ever came of the land. I know a church held tent bible studies out by the old concession stand. I plan a road trip back to Kinston as it is my hometown and I will see what has developed and get you up to date
#2 - Skip H - 03/19/2012 - 11:53
My last trip to Kingston, I took a drive thru the Sunset. The Box office, the Concession stand were still there. Other buildings have been added to the Field and
the Overflow area is being used for equipment storage
#3 - Ray Cord - 11/14/2014 - 11:42
I remember seeing Superman II there in 1980 and The Omen in 1976, when I was 11 and 7 years old, respectively. I loved going to that drive-in. The Sunset was only a few miles away from our family home and it was a great treat to go in the summer. It was also a teen hang out. My brother would go with his friends and drink beer. I remember being shoved into the trunk with other kids because the price on the weekend was by the car load! Later I'd have to watch the movies on the grass while my brother partied. Kids!
My dad also brought me to see movies and some of the best memories are with him going to The Sunset. I wish kids today could know how much fun drive-in theatres were. So glad to share the memories. Thanks!
#4 - Kathleen Callahan - 01/23/2015 - 03:57
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