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Hempstead Turnpike Drive-in Theatre was located in Oyster Bay, near Bethpage, New York

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Hempstead Turnpike Drive-in

aka Bethpage Drive-in

Status: Demolished
Location: Hempstead Turnpike/Sea-Ford Oyster Bay Expressway Interchange, Bethpage, NY 11714
Screens: 1
Capacity: 1,000 cars
Original owner: Built by Garry Lerner, bought by Prudential Theatres in 1955.
Opening date: April 27, 1950
Final season: 1963
What's there now: Demolished for construction of the Hempstead Turnpike/Sea-Ford Oyster Bay Expressway Interchange.

This page was last updated on February 7, 2010.

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Topo Map from 1979, courtesy of TerraServer USA. Aerial image from 1953, 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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Grand opening tomorrow ad from Newsday on April 26, 1950, courtesy of Jennifer Bossert. Now open article from the Long Islander on May 11, 1950. Ad from the Long Islander on May 11, 1950.  

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