Drive-In Movies on Long Island
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:
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
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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 Land: Visit 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
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.
Check back for more drive-in movies as they are added. If we missed one please let us know here.
DRIVE-IN CONCERT ANNOUNCED - FREE FOR T.O.B. RESIDENTS AT TOBAY BEACH
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Thursday, July 9th
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Saturday, July 11th
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Tuesday, July 14th
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Thursday, July 16th
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Thursday, July 30th
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Saturday, August 1st
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Tuesday, August 4th
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Thursday, August 6th
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