Drive-In Theaters Alive and Well in Connecticut and New York
Do you have some fond memories of going to the drive-ins with just you and your boyfriend or girlfriend?
Back when I was growing up in the 60s, some of my fondest memories revolved around going to the drive-in on a warm Friday or Saturday night. I was a chubby 14-year-old back then, and a rabid Beatles fan, and I remember begging my dad to take me to see the first Beatles movie, A Hard Day's Night in August of '64 and their second movie, Help, which came out in August of '65.
Looking back, I realize the movies were God awful, but they showed the Beatles "playing" all their songs from the album, and you couldn't beat those small metal speakers pumping out some of the most hideous sound quality known to man.
On the other end of the spectrum, when my high school girlfriend Sharon and I hit up the drive-ins, there was no watching the movie. All we did was fog up the windows for two solid hours. I often wonder how in holy hell we were able to make-out for that long. Who has that kind of attention span?
If you would like to make your own drive-in movie memories, let's find out where those theaters can be found:
Location - 126 Degarmo Rd. - Poughkeepsie
Contact - 845-452-3445
Opening - Soon, check for updates on their FB page.
Admission - $10 (adults) - $7 (kids)
Location - 4957 Rt.22, Amenia, NY
Contact - 845-373-8178
Opened for 2018 Season
Movie time - 7:35pm
Admission - ?
Location - 935 Meriden Waterbury Rd. Plantsville
Opens on Saturday, April 28th
Admission - $10 per carload for Southington residents and $15 for non-residents
Movie Time - Gates open at 6pm and movie begins at sundown
Location - 4114 Albany Post Rd., Hyde Park, NY
Contact - 845-229-4738
Admission - $10(adults) - $7(kids)
Opening - This weekend Friday, Saturday, and Sunday(4/27-4/29)
Showtimes - 7:45 and 9:25pm
Location - 47 River Rd., Pleasant Valley, CT
Contact - 860-379-6102
Admission - $10(13+) - $5(6 to 12)
Opening - Not sure
Cash only - NO Credit cards
Location - 5 Warwick Turnpike, Warwick, NY
Contact - 845-986-4440
Opened for the 2018 season
Admission - Adults($11) - Children(4-11) - $8
Movie Time - 8pm
Location - 365 Bloomingburg Rd. Middletown, NY
Contact - 845-361-5773
Admission - ?
Opening - ?