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Bay Shore Sunrise Drive-in
Status: Demolished
Location: 1881 Sunrise Blvd., Bay Shore, NY 11706
Screens: 2
Capacity: 1,500
Original owner: Built by Prudential Theatres, operated later by United Artist Theatres.
Opening date: May 26, 1955
Final season: 1990
What's there now: Home Depot and Shop Rite plaza.

This page was last updated on March 3, 2010.

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Topo Map from 1979, courtesy of TerraServer USA. Aerial image from 1966, courtesy of HistoricAerials.com. Aerial image from 2006, courtesy of Google Earth. Aerial close-up image from 2006, courtesy of Google Earth.
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Opening soon article from the Long Islander on February 24, 1955. Grand opening soon article from the Babylon Leader on May 19, 1955. Grand opening ad from the Babylon Leader on May 26, 1955. Now open article from the Babylon Leader on June 2, 1955.
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Boxoffice magazine article on July 1, 1955. Bay Shore Sunrise Drive-in from 1955, courtesy of the East Islip Historical Society. Article from the 1955-1956 edition Theatre Catalog, courtesy of James Goble. Marquee picture from the 1955-1956 edition Theatre Catalog, courtesy of James Goble.
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Entrance picture from the 1955-1956 edition Theatre Catalog, courtesy of James Goble. Playground picture from the 1955-1956 edition Theatre Catalog, courtesy of James Goble. Swing-set picture from the 1955-1956 edition Theatre Catalog, courtesy of James Goble. Screen tower picture from the 1955-1956 edition Theatre Catalog, courtesy of James Goble.
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Snackbar picture from the 1955-1956 edition Theatre Catalog, courtesy of James Goble. Bay Shore Sunrise Drive-in marquee, courtesy of the East Islip Historical Society. Bay Shore Sunrise Drive-in snackbar and screen 1, courtesy of the East Islip Historical Society. Bay Shore Sunrise Drive-in snackbar and screen 1, courtesy of the East Islip Historical Society.
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Bay Shore Sunrise Drive-in screen 2, courtesy of the East Islip Historical Society. A Home Depot and Shop Rite plaza is built on the site of the former Bay Shore Sunrise Drive-in, image from 2007, courtesy of Rick Cohen.    

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I miss this drive-in so much.It was part of my growing up.
#1 - Marlene - 12/05/2012 - 18:52
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