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Wellsville Outdoor Theatre

aka Lin-Ray Drive-in

Status: Closed
Location: 2680 Andover Road, Wellsville, NY 14895
Screens: 1
Capacity: 700 cars
Original owner: Built by David Scoville; operated later by Lin-Ray Cinemas.
Opening date: July 23, 1969
Final season: 2001
What's there now: NYS Department of Transportation garage and storage area, snack bar building still in use by DOT for storage, all other structures have been demolished.

This page was last updated on January 18, 2010.

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Quadrangle map from 1976, courtesy of NYS GIS. Aerial image from 1991, courtesy of the Allegany 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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Opening tonight ad from the Wellsville Daily Reporter on July 23, 1969. Picture of David Scoville from the Wellsville Daily Reporter on July 23, 1969. Former Wellsville Drive-in entrance from 2007, courtesy of Rick Cohen. Former Wellsville Drive-in parking area from 2007, courtesy of Rick Cohen.
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Former Wellsville Drive-in snackbar from 2007, courtesy of Rick Cohen. Former Wellsville Drive-in projection room from 2007, courtesy of Rick Cohen. Former Wellsville Drive-in snackbar entrance from 2007, courtesy of Rick Cohen. NYS DOT building and equipment from 2007, courtesy of Rick Cohen.

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#1 - RUTHIEMcgowan24 - 06/25/2012 - 05:43
In high school, I worked for Mr. Phil Scoville (Davids' dad?)in 1978 and would drive him and his wife to the theatre (from Geneseo) a couple times a week to do repairs on speakers and deliver the candy and new films. Good memories! I remember he told me the next summer I could manage the place and live on the property but I moved to Fl and have been here ever since.
#2 - Steve Park - 10/07/2013 - 04:18
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