Century's 110-Drive-In

288 Broadhollow Road,
Melville, NY 11747

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Previously operated by: Century Theaters

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Circa 1972

This theater was a beautiful family-oriented drive-in that served Northern Suffolk and Eastern Nassau Counties from its opening July 25, 1956 with Tyrone Power in “The Eddy Duchin Story” & Don Taylor in “The Men of Sherwood Forest”. It closed on July 20, 1976 with Marjoe Gortner in “Food of the Gods” & Doug McClure in “The Land That Time Forgot”. For two decades, the 110’s Saturday lineup had consisted of a triple-feature!

Sadly, the 110 Drive-In was destroyed in 1982. Today, its former site is occupied by the Marriott Long Island Hotel, and not a single trace of the 110 Drive-In remains.

Contributed by Jake Jacobson

Recent comments (view all 102 comments)

tlcottone on July 16, 2015 at 7:41 am

Added the article on the grand opening July 25, 1956 in the pictures section

robboehm on July 16, 2015 at 1:19 pm

ticotone- whoever wrote that article left out a zero. The capacity was 2,500 cars making it the largest on Long Island.

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Drive-In 54 on July 16, 2015 at 2:46 pm

I’m surprised that they did not twin or triple the DI in the later years.

robboehm on July 16, 2015 at 7:48 pm

Bayshore-Sunrise twinned; Westbury tripled.

davidcoppock on October 3, 2020 at 9:54 am

Opened on 25/7/1956 with “The Eddy Duchin story”. and “Men of Sherwood Forest”. Closed in 1976.

davidcoppock on October 3, 2020 at 9:55 am

Is this the most cars for a single screen drive-in?

robboehm on October 3, 2020 at 10:11 am

When Prudential opened the Bay Shore – Sunrise Drive In the capacity was also given as 2,500. Later they twinned it.

Perhaps one of the specific Drive In sites would have some insight (lol)re theater capacities.

curmudgeon on April 19, 2021 at 7:59 am

The photo of the resurfacing of the screen seems to indicate it was slightly concurved, as were the screens at the Metro twin drive-in in Melbourne, Australia.

50sSNIPES on February 26, 2024 at 6:04 am

The 110 closed for the final time on July 20, 1976 with “Food Of The Gods” and “The Land That Time Forgot”. The theater’s flea market also closed that same day.

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