Albano's 9W Drive-In

2085 Route 9W,
Ravena, NY 12143

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Architects: Leon M. Einhorn

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Albano's 9W Drive-In

Albano’s 9W Drive-In opened on July 20, 1956 with Fess Parker in “The Great Locomotive Chase” & Van Heflin in “Count Three and Pray”. It was closed on September 24, 1962. It had room for 600 cars. The Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk middle and high schools are now located on the land. The schools still use the drive-in’s marquee as their sign.

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on February 24, 2011 at 10:40 pm

Hoping to find the owners in my 1956 Motion Picture Almanac,but the Drive-in had not been added.

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on February 25, 2011 at 5:54 am

The most information can be found here….

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on March 3, 2011 at 12:19 pm


2025 Route 9W

2085 is a bit off. The new address puts it at the Ravena Senior High School, which uses the Drive-In’s Marquee as their sign.


9W Drive-In Theater

Opened July 20, 1956, showed THE GREAT LOCAMOTIVE CHASE, COUNT THREE AND PRAY & Comedy Cartoon.

Owned by Sylvester Albano & Sons.

Had a Curved Screen.

Had space for only 400 cars opening night because the rest of the construction was not done.

Open ~1975? Can anyone verify the exact dates?

More info and photos are always welcome.

gd14lawn on April 18, 2011 at 1:49 am

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The article here will confirm the dates that this drive-in operated.
It opened on July 20, 1956 and the final night was September 24, 1962.

TomMc11 on June 6, 2017 at 11:39 pm

The drive-ins marquee appears to have been removed after checking Google Street View from September of 2016.

davidcoppock on June 7, 2017 at 4:13 am

Was the angled part of the screen at the bottom part of the screen used for the movie screenings too?

davidcoppock on September 26, 2020 at 12:48 pm

Opened on 20/7/1956 with “The great locomotive chase” and “Count three and pray”.

robboehm on April 22, 2021 at 9:29 pm

Uploaded a photo of the repurposed Drive-In sign referred to above.

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