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Chief Drive-in Theatre was located in Nelliston, New York

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Chief Drive-in
Status: Demolished
Location: 67 E. Main St., Rte 5 at Dygert, Nelliston, NY 13428
Screens: 1
Capacity: 300 cars
Original owner: Built by Hallenbeck & Riley.
Opening date: May 9, 1952
Final season: 1955
What's there now: Freihofer/George Weston Bakeries.

This page was last updated on February 3, 2010.

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Topo Map from 1944, courtesy of TerraServer USA. Aerial image from 1960, courtesy of the Montgomery County Soil and Water Conservation District. Aerial image from 2006, courtesy of Google Earth. Aerial close-up image from 2006, courtesy of Google Earth.
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Article from the Canajoharie-Fort Plain Courier-Standard on April 17, 1952. The Chief eventually opened on May 9. Ad from the Canajoharie-Fort Plain Courier-Standard on May 8, 1952. Weekend ad from the Mohawk Valley Democrat on June 4, 1953. Ad from the Canajoharie-Fort Plain Courier-Standard on June 10, 1954.
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Freihofer/George Weston Bakeries at site of former Chief Drive-in from 2007, courtesy of Bill and Darci Wemple. Freihofer/George Weston Bakeries at site of former Chief Drive-in from 2007, courtesy of Bill and Darci Wemple.    

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