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Johnny All-Weather Drive-in Theatre was located in Copiague, New York

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Johhny All-Weather Drive-in
Status: Demolished
Location: 1001 Sunrise Hwy., Rte 27, Copiague, NY 11726
Screens: 1 (also operated a single screen indoor cinema from inside the drive-in premisis)
Capacity: 2,500 cars (the indoor cinema had additional seating for 1,200 people)
Original owner: Built by Prudential Theatres, operated later by United Artist Theatres.
Opening date: April 20, 1957
Final season: 1984
What's there now: The property is currently occupied by a shopping plaza, anchored by Home Depot and Target, with a Red Lobster on the front corner where the giant outdoor screen used to stand.

This page was last updated on December 30, 2009.

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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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Grand opening tomorrow ad from Newsday on April 19, 1957. Grand opening ad from Newsday on April 20, 1957. Johnny All-Weather greets cars at the entrance in 1957. All-Weather Drive-in poster.
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Johnny All-Weather Drive-in article from September of 1957, Courtesy of Popular Science. Johnny All-Weather Drive-in pictures from September of 1957, Courtesy of Popular Science. Johnny All-Weather Drive-in picture from September of 1957, Courtesy of Popular Science. Johnny All-Weather Drive-in picture from September of 1957, Courtesy of Popular Science.
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Johnny All-Weather Drive-in picture from September of 1957, Courtesy of Popular Science. Johnny All-Weather Drive-in picture from September of 1957, Courtesy of Popular Science. Johnny All-Weather Drive-in screen as viewed from across Sunrise Hwy. A Red Lobster is built on the site of the former Johnny All-Weather Drive-in, image from 2007, courtesy of Rick Cohen.
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A Home Depot and Target plaza is built on the site of the former Johnny All-Weather Drive-in, image from 2007, courtesy of Rick Cohen.      

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