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Drive-In Movies on Long Island

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For the love of Real Estate, local businesses and communities of Long Island's North Shore and beyond...

For the love of Real Estate, local businesses and communities of Long Island's North Shore and beyond...

May 14 6 minutes read

They're BACK! 

Drive-in movies are an experience which can be had in various places across the country and even upstate but Long Island left its tradition of drive-in theaters in the late 90's when the last theatre closed. In the day and age of COVID there is a resurgence in this type of this unique entertainment. Towns are putting an emphasis on bringing this socially distant fun back to a windshield of your preference. Enjoy your car and a movie all in one place.

Here are some fun facts about LI Drive-In Movies in their hey-day:

  1. Johnny All Weather Drive-In- Copiague- One of the largest drive-ins in the country, the Johnny All Weather Drive-In covered 28 acres, featured two screens and a 2,500 car capacity. A number of amenities were offered that went beyond films, including a trolley that took patrons to an on-site amusement park and playground, a full-service cafeteria with seating on the roof and an air-conditioned 1,200-seat indoor theater for inclement weather
  2. 110 Drive-In- Melville- The site of the Marriott on Broadhollow Road used to be the 110 drive-in which had a 2,800 car capacity. 
  3. Sunrise All-Weather Drive-In- New York State’s first drive-in was a single-screen operation opened in August 1938 and had a 500-car capacity. It was the fifteenth drive-in constructed in all of the United States. 
  4. Westbury Drive-In- Westbury- was the last one in operation before closing in 1998.  

Here's where you'll find them today on Long Island

Tune your FM in Radio to....

 Astoria, Queens- Bel Aire Diner - kicked off its already super popular drive-in series. Make your reservations early and grab a specially named bite to eat.

Bayville Adventure Park - Visit Facebook page for times, dates, and details

Brookville, Tilles Center - Drive-in series! View more on their website

Commack- Mema's Pizzeria - 8pm & 11pm showings - Visit link for times, dates and details

Farmingdale, Adventure LandVisit website for list of dates and tickets

Glen Cove Diner - Visit their Facebook for updates and information

Huntington Station - Rincon Criollo - For movie schedule and reservations call (631) 271-2277

Lake Grove- Smith Haven Mall: Movies presented by Movie Lot Drive In. Visit link for times, dates and details

Northport - Vespa Chophouse is offering up 35 spots with a limited contact dining menu for guests to enjoy their delicious food and a movie. Visit link for times, dates and details. 

North Hempstead Parks & Beaches - North Hempstead will be running movies every weekend. Residents are asked to reserve their space in advance.

Oyster Bay- Coach Meeting House - pop up drive in movie theater with safe contactless food and drinks delivered to your car for a car hop dining experience.

Town of Huntington, Residents Only @ Crab Meadow Beach- Monday Nights starting in July.

Town of Oyster Bay, Residents Only - 7 dates and 9 locations! Visit website for movie details, free for T.O.B. only 

Sayville Athletic Club - Visit website for times, dates and details. 

Smithtown, Pietro Cucina Italiana: Visit website for times, dates and details. 

Stay tuned for Junkyard Drive-In - Long Island's first permanent drive-in theater coming soon!

Check back for more drive-in movies as they are added. If we missed one please let us know here.


More Details Here  

Wednesday, July 1st

The Fast Lane – Eagles Tribute Band

Tuesday, July 7th

Simply Diamond – The Ultimate Neil Diamond Tribute featuring Brian LeBlanc

Thursday, July 9th

Dr. K’s Motown Revue – America’s #1 Authentic Motown Revue Band

Saturday, July 11th

Shades of Bublé – A Three-Man Tribute To Michael Bublé

Tuesday, July 14th

The Doobie Others – Tribute to The Doobie Brothers

Thursday, July 16th

Disco Unlimited – The hottest disco show and dance band on the East Coast

Saturday, July 18th

Big Eyed Phish – The Dave Matthews Tribute  Band

Tuesday, July 21st

Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot – Celebrating the music of Billy Joel and more

Thursday, July 23rd

Petty Rumours – A Tribute to Tom Petty, Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks

Saturday, July 25th

Freebird – The Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute Band

Tuesday, July 28th

Decadia – 80’s and Beyond

Thursday, July 30th


Southbound – Rock’n Party Country Band playing the hits of Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Zac Brown, Kenny Chesney & more!

Saturday, August 1st

The Rocket Man Show – Tribute to Elton John

Tuesday, August 4th

The New York Bee Gees Tribute Show – All of the classic 70s disco hits from Stayin’ Alive to Night Fever

Thursday, August 6th

Last Child – Aerosmith Tribute Band

Saturday, August 8th

Let’s Hang On – ­Americas #1 Frankie Valli Tribute Band

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