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New Hartford Drive-in

aka WGAT Drive-in (orginal name was changed to New Hartford Drive-in a few years after the WGAT Drive-in was sold to Kallet Theatres in the mid-1950s).

Status: Demolished
Location: 4500 Commercial Drive, Utica, NY 13413
Screens: 1
Capacity: 750 cars
Original owner: J. Eric Williams and WGAT Radio, bought by Kallet Theatres in the early 1950s
Opening date: October 4, 1949
Final season: 1983
What's there now: Shopping plaza, anchored by Price Chopper, Toys R Us, and Empire Vision.

This page was last updated on December 6, 2009.

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Topo Map from 1955, courtesy of TerraServer USA. Aerial image from 1977, courtesy of the Oneida County Soil and Water Conservation District. Aerial close-up image from 1977, courtesy of the Oneida County Soil and Water Conservation District. Aerial image from 2005 courtesy of Google Earth.
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Now open ad from the Utica Observer Dispatch on October 7, 1949. Free car contest ad from the Utica Daily Press on June 27, 1950. Camillus Commons sign from 2007, courtesy of Rick Cohen. Camillus Commons sign from 2007, courtesy of Rick Cohen.

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