Turnpike Drive-In

1970 Western Avenue,
Albany, NY 12203

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rivest266 on November 6, 2020 at 1:13 am

Grand opening ad posted August 29th, 1952

davidcoppock on September 27, 2020 at 9:51 pm

Opened on 29/8/1952 with a cartoon(not named) and “Sound off” and “The barefoot mailman”.

MichaelKilgore on October 30, 2017 at 10:18 pm

Its former operator, John Gardner, was one of the owners of the Unadilla Drive-In when it opened in 1956.

jwmovies on December 25, 2012 at 12:42 pm

Approx. address for this drive-in was 1970 Western Avenue.

gd14lawn on September 21, 2010 at 12:51 am

The Turnpike was not located at Arlene Av., which runs north from Western Avenue. The drive-in was on the south side of Western Av., and what was the entrance to the drive-in is now Highwood Circle.

gd14lawn on September 7, 2010 at 12:29 pm

Albany is not really a large city geographically so all the drive-ins are and were located outside the city limits. The closest ones still operating are the Jericho in Glenmont, Malta in Malta and the Hollywood in Averill Park. The long gone ones include the Tri-City Twin in Menands,Latham in Latham, Mohawk in Colonie, Carmen in Guilderland, Auto-Vision in East Greenbush, Super 50 in Glenville, and Indian Ladder in New Scotland, as well as the Turnpike. This list is far from complete, but includes the ones I went to as a youngster.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on May 30, 2010 at 8:01 am



Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 29, 2010 at 11:29 pm

It was just really strange,Albany,is pretty good size city.

TLSLOEWS on May 29, 2010 at 11:11 pm

Or maybe a no-print!

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 29, 2010 at 11:05 pm

This is really strange.I checked my 1956 Motion picture almanac a not one drive-in is listed in this Capital city.Must have been a misprint.