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Massapequa Drive-in Theatre was located in Massapequa, New York

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Massapequa Drive-in
Status: Demolished
Location: 5462 Sunrise Hwy., Massapequa, NY 11758
Screens: 1
Capacity: 600 cars
Original owner: Built by Garry Lerner, bought by Prudential Theatres in 1955.
Opening date: May 19, 1950
Final season: 1968
What's there now: The property is currently occupied by a shopping plaza, anchored by Toys R Us and Burlington Coat Factory.

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 ad from Newsday on May 17, 1950, courtesy of Jennifer Bossert. Ad from the Long Islander on May 10, 1951. Circuit City (since closed) built on the site of the former Massapequa Drive-in, image from 2007, courtesy of Rick Cohen. Burlington Coat Factory built on the site of the former Massapequa Drive-in, image from 2007, courtesy of Rick Cohen.
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Toys R Us built on the site of the former Massapequa Drive-in, image from 2007, courtesy of Rick Cohen.      

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