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Middletown Drive-in
Status: Abandoned
Location: 3487 Rte 6, Middletown, NY 10940
Screens: 2
Capacity: 318 cars in 1947
Original owner: Harry W. Lamont
Opening date: July 16, 1947
Final season: 1999
What's there now: Abandoned drive-in with two screen towers, concession building, and ticket office still intact as of fall 2007.

This page was last updated on December 30, 2009.

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Topo Map from 1969, courtesy of TerraServer USA. Aerial image taken in 1994, provided courtesy of TerraServer USA. Aerial image from 2006, courtesy of Google Earth. Aerial close-up image from 2006, courtesy of Google Earth.
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Grand opening ad from the Middletown Times Herald on July 16, 1947. Grand opening article from the Middletown Times Herald on July 17, 1947. Middletown Drive-in marquee from 2007, courtesy of Rick Cohen. Middletown Drive-in marquee from 2007, courtesy of Rick Cohen.
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Middletown Drive-in entrance from 2007, courtesy of Rick Cohen. Middletown Drive-in ticket booth from 2007, courtesy of Rick Cohen. Middletown Drive-in parking ramps from 2007, courtesy of Rick Cohen. Middletown Drive-in snackbar from 2007, courtesy of Rick Cohen.
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Middletown Drive-in speaker pole and back of snackbar from 2007, courtesy of Rick Cohen. Middletown Drive-in screen 1 from 2007, courtesy of Rick Cohen. Middletown Drive-in screen 1 from 2007, courtesy of Rick Cohen. Middletown Drive-in screen 2 from 2007, courtesy of Rick Cohen.

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Actually there are two screens standing as the theater was twinned a few years before it closed. The Middletown closed because Hurricane Floyd lifted, but did not take off, the roof of the concession/projection building, damaging all of the equipment inside.
#1 - Joe Masher - 09/12/2008 - 16:00
Sad to see the families last driving looking so bad had great times there miss here
#2 - jeff Taylor - 08/17/2014 - 18:53
Sad to see the families last driving looking so bad had great times there miss here:-[]
#3 - jeff Taylor - 08/17/2014 - 18:53
My grandmother's house is or was the green house behind the theater spent a lot of time running the projectors with dad mom ran the conversion stand gram box office
#4 - jeff Taylor - 08/17/2014 - 19:04
Lamont was not the original owner of the theater my grandfather and grandmother Ej and mereal Taylor built it he sold the land to them
#5 - jeff Taylor - 08/17/2014 - 19:27
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