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Parkway Drive-in
Status: Demolished
Location: 4450 Lakeshore Drive, Canandaigua, NY 14424
Screens: 1
Capacity: 700 cars
Original owner: Built by S.P. Slotnick.
Opening date: June 26, 1948
Final season: 1984
What's there now: Retail shopping, drainage pond.

This page was last updated on December 10, 2009.

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Topo Map from 1978, courtesy of TerraServer USA. Aerial image from 2005, courtesy of Google Earth. Aerial close-up image from 2005, courtesy of Google Earth. Grand opening article from the Canandaigua Daily Messenger on June 26, 1948.
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Grand opening ad from the Canandaigua Daily Messenger on June 26, 1948. Parkway Drive-in drainage pond from fall 2007, courtesy of Rick Cohen.    

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I believe this was the drive-in theatre owned or operated by my late grandfather's brother, Sam, known to our family as "Uncle Sam's Drive-In." I remember watching "What's New, Pussycat?" from the very back of the family station wagon as a kid.
#1 - Ken Saltzman - 05/15/2011 - 16:35
Pretty sure I saw Star Wars here for the first time back in 1977 on family vacation as a kid. We were staying a few doors away from the drive in.
#2 - Rob - 05/15/2014 - 19:25
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