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Saratoga Drive-in
Status: Demolished
Location: 933 Loudon Rd., Rte 9, Latham, NY 12110
Screens: 1
Capacity: 465 cars
Original owner: Built by Simon Fabian and Neil Hellman
Opening date: May 9, 1941
Final season: 1971
What's there now: Rite Aid Pharmacy, Columbia Shopping Plaza

This page was last updated on December 7, 2009.

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Topo Map from 1995, provided courtesy of TerraServer USA. Aerial image from 1995, provided courtesy of TerraServer USA. Aerial image from 2006, provided courtesy of Google Earth. Grand opening ad from the Albany Times-Union on May 3, 1941.
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Grand opening article from the Albany Times-Union on May 3, 1941. Grand opening ad from the Albany Times-Union on May 9, 1941. Plaza sign from fall 2007, courtesy of Frank Fisher. Columbia Shopping Plaza from fall 2007, courtesy of Frank Fisher.

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I think this closed before 1971. The plaza built on the site had a J.M. Field's Department Store operating in the late 60's. Since it is across the street and just down the road from the Latham Drive-In site, I believe the Latham was the replacement for the Saratoga.
#1 - Joe Masher - 09/12/2008 - 13:26
The Saratoga Drive-in was advertised as open in the Albany Times-Union during the 1971 season, which was the last year any advertising appeared for this location.
#2 - Rick Cohen - 12/06/2009 - 17:49
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#3 - China Electronics - 06/11/2012 - 23:22
1971 was the last year the Saratoga was open.
I was dating my to be wife then, and we went a couple of times that year.
I always liked this drive in, with its tiered parking, always had a good view of the screen.
Too bad it fell to progress and road development. To me it was the best drive in in the capital district. Saw many movies there!
#4 - Eugene Forget Jr - 05/05/2014 - 03:55
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