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East Drive-in Theatre was located in Auburn, New York

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East Drive-in
Status: Demolished
Location: 318 Grant Avenue Rd., Rte 5, Auburn, NY 13021
Screens: 1
Capacity: 500 cars
Original owner: Built by Paul Field & Hupert Wallace.
Opening date: June 30, 1950
Final season: 1985
What's there now: Summit Chevrolet Buick GMC Auto Dealership.

This page was last updated on November 22, 2010.

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Topo Map from 1991, courtesy of TerraServer USA. Aerial image from 1954, courtesy of the Cayuga County Soil and Water Conservation District. Aerial image from 1995, courtesy of Terra Server USA. Aerial image from 2005, courtesy of Google Earth.
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Grand opening article from the Auburn Citizen-Advertiser on June 30, 1950. Grand opening picture from the Auburn Citizen-Advertiser on June 30, 1950, coutesy of the Cayuga County Historian’s Office. Grand opening FULL PAGE ad from the Auburn Citizen-Advertiser on June 29, 1950. Grand opening ad from the Auburn Citizen-Advertiser on June 30, 1950.
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Thank you ad from the Auburn Citizen-Adevertiser on July 5, 1950. Ad from the Auburn Citizen-Advertiser in 1960, courtesy of Charles Bruss. Auto dealer sign on site of former East Drive-in from 2010, courtesy of Rick Cohen.  

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