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Yes, the building was demolished to expand the bank next door’s parking lot.
Sadly, this theater had been allowed to fall into disrepair, & eventually was demolished to make way for the hockey arena.
I saw a photo dated June 23, 1972 & the theater was there at that time. Elmira was flooded that day due to Tropical Storm Agnes, & took several feet of water. I’m not sure when it was torn down, but the studios of WETM TV are at that spot now.
This was a nice drive-in, I specifically remember going there with my Mom & a family friend while the guys were putting the countertop in their kitchen—-the smell of the adhesive would gag a maggot, so we left. The movies playing were Ben & Tales From The Crypt. This was the summer of 1972, after Tropical Storm Agnes was long gone.
I remember seeing Smokey & the Bandit here & having to sit in the front row. I had a stiff neck by the time the film was over! The Mall IS in Big Flats, but they have a Horseheads mailing address. Go figure.
I miss this old drive-in. Even with the screen & ticket booth gone, it’s still recognizable as a former drive-in. I remember one night it was pouring rain, & my car battery went dead. The projectionist was kind enough to let me use the phone in the projectionist’s booth to call my Dad for help, & he told them at the ticket booth what car my Dad was driving, & they let him in with no problem. The movie that was playing that night was Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid.