Skyway Drive-In

70375 Main Road,
Greenport, NY 11944

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Previously operated by: Associated Prudential Theaters Inc., Brandt Theaters, United Artists Theater Circuit Inc.

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Skyway Drive-In

The Skyway Drive-In was located on Main Road (NY 25) in Greenport Long Island near Southold. It was opened by Prudential Theatres on June 29, 1950 with Robert Young in “Relentless”. Sold by United Artists around 1975. The property was bought by a church located just east of the theater with plans to use the property to build a nursing home, which never happened. The property is vacant as of now.

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robboehm on June 25, 2014 at 2:27 pm

Really. I notice it’s not listed on the NY Drive In site. As a Drive In person have you ever crossed checked all the Drive Ins mentioned in The American Drive-In Movie Theatre by Don and Susan Sanders to see if they’re all on Cinema Treasures? I checked the ones from the Lost Broadway Theaters book.

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Drive-In 54 on June 25, 2014 at 2:33 pm

No I have not. Sometimes my source’s are back issues of old newspapers There is alot of the small town drive-ins that not on CT. I’m working on Hutchinson, KS drive-ins now.

robboehm on June 25, 2014 at 5:13 pm

But I trust you are familiar with the book. I actually ordered mine online from Walmart.

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Drive-In 54 on June 25, 2014 at 5:57 pm

Yep..Kerry Segrave’s book “Drive-in Theaters A History from Their Inception in 1933” is pretty good also.

Texas2step on February 23, 2019 at 4:11 pm

This one opened on June 29, 1950.

davidcoppock on February 23, 2019 at 9:09 pm

Opened with “Relentless”.

robboehm on May 12, 2020 at 7:24 am

Time to resurrect in this time of social distancing? Site is still open.

davidcoppock on October 4, 2020 at 12:05 am

The church is St. Peter Lutheran.

davidcoppock on October 4, 2020 at 12:06 am

The marquee is still there.

robboehm on October 4, 2020 at 10:42 am

The pylons often long outlive the theater. The Rocky Point one is still up. The one for the Whitman in Melville was still up at the beginning of the year (may still be) The one for the Movies at Coram was up for years and was only removed when they finally tore down the building. I think the remains of the one for the Brookhaven Multiplex is still visible from the Long Island Expressway. The one from the Westbury Drive In was repurposed for the new multiplex erected on the site. The one at the Sunrise Mall in Massapequa was used to list stores in the complex. The one for the Patchogue All Weather advertises the gated community erected on the site. Etc. Etc.

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