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Conesus Drive-in
Status: Demolished
Location: 6021 Big Tree Road, Lakeville, NY 14480
Screens: 1
Capacity: 580 cars
Original owner: Built by Thomas Meagher, Leo Hofscheider and Joseph Iamon.
Opening date: July 15, 1956
Final season: 1982
What's there now: Plaza with various offices and stores.

This page was last updated on January 11, 2010.

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Topo Map from 1984, courtesy of NYS GIS. Aerial image from 1963, courtesy of the Livingston County Soil and Water Conservation District. Aerial image from 1994, courtesy of TerraServer USA. Aerial image from 2006, courtesy of Google Earth.
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Aerial close-up image from 2006, courtesy of Google Earth. Construction article from the Livonia Gazette on May 24, 1956. Grand opening article from the Livonia Gazette on June 28, 1956. Grand opening article from the Livonia Gazette on June 28, 1956.
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Grand opening ad from the Livonia Gazette on July 19, 1956. Grand opening ad from the Livonia Gazette on July 19, 1956. Conesus Drive-in program from 1970, courtesy of William Sureck. Conesus Drive-in image, courtesy of the Livonia Town Historian.
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Plaza occupies property of former drive-in, from fall 2007, courtesy of Rick Cohen. Remnants of drive-in, from fall 2007, courtesy of Rick Cohen. Fence was proabably part of drive-in, fall 2007, courtesy of Rick Cohen.  

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My father, Dr. Leo Hofschneider, built the Conesus Drive-In with his Attorney Tom Meagher and friend, Birdseye Foods exec Joe Iamon. Iamon controlled the box office, Hofschneider, the refreshment stand. I could add more, but I'm still thrilled that this page exists at all. I have no drive in memorabila, except the plastic "J" from the marquee letters.
#1 - Jay Hofschneider - 11/26/2011 - 15:59
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