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Dryden Drive-in Theatre was located in Freeville, New York

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Dryden Drive-in
Status: Abandoned
Location: 1968 Dryden Rd., Rte 13, Freeville, NY 13068
Screens: 1
Capacity: 550 cars
Original owner: Built by Harry Berinstein.
Opening date: June 8, 1949
Final season: 1980
What's there now: American Homes Manufactured Housing Sales Center. Original marqee is being re-used by new business, screen tower is still standing as of fall 2007.

This page was last updated on December 10, 2009.

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Topo Map from 1990, courtesy of TerraServer USA. Aerial image taken in 1955, courtesy of Tompkins County Soil and Water District. Google Earthl image from 2003. Dryden Drive-in image from 1949, courtesy of the Tompkins County Historian.
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Grand opening article from the Ithaca Journal on June 7, 1949. Grand opening ad from the Ithaca Journal on June 8, 1949. Picture of former Dryden Drive-in marquee in fall 2007, courtesy of Rick Cohen. Picture of drive-in screen tower in fall 2007, courtesy of Rick Cohen.

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