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9W Drive-in
Status: Demolished
Location: 1170 Ulster Ave., Rte 9W, Kingston, NY 12401
Screens: 1
Capacity: 700 cars
Original owner: Built by Walter Reade Theatres
Opening date: May 27, 1949
Final season: 1970
What's there now: King's Mall, Marshalls, Panda Buffet, Fashion Bug.

This page was last updated on November 15, 2010.

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Topo Map from 1980, provided courtesy of TerraServer USA. Aerial image from 1956, courtesy of USGS. Aerial image from 2006, provided courtesy of Google Earth. Opening soon ad from the Kingston Daily Freeman, on May 16, 1949.
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Opening soon ad from the Kingston Daily Freeman, on May 18, 1949. Opening soon ad from the Kingston Daily Freeman, on May 19, 1949. Opening soon ad from the Kingston Daily Freeman, on May 20, 1949. Opening soon ad from the Kingston Daily Freeman, on May 21, 1949.
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Opening soon ad from the Kingston Daily Freeman, on May 24, 1949. Opening soon ad from the Kingston Daily Freeman, on May 25, 1949. Opening soon ad from the Kingston Daily Freeman, on May 26, 1949. Grand opening article from the Kingston Daily Freeman, on May 26, 1949.
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Grand opening FULL PAPGE AD from the Kingston Daily Freeman, on May 26, 1949. Grand opening FULL PAPGE AD from the Kingston Daily Freeman, on May 26, 1949. Grand opening ad from the Kingston Daily Freeman, on May 27, 1949. Grand opening FULL PAGE AD from the Kingston Daily Freeman, on May 27, 1949.
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Now open ad from the Kingston Daily Freeman, on May 28, 1949. Opening night article from the Kingston Daily Freeman, on May 28, 1949. 9W Drive-in article from the 1949-1950 edition Theatre Catalog, courtesy of James Goble. 9W Drive-in entrance and ticket booths 9W Drive-in article from the 1949-1950 edition Theatre Catalog, courtesy of James Goble.
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9W Drive-in marquee and screen tower picture 9W Drive-in article from the 1949-1950 edition Theatre Catalog, courtesy of James Goble. 9W Drive-in snackbar, parking lot, and screen tower picture 9W Drive-in article from the 1949-1950 edition Theatre Catalog, courtesy of James Goble.    

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#1 - hannah fillette - 07/26/2010 - 13:56
Loved this theatre. It brings back so many fond memories of when I was much younger. I miss it so much!!
#2 - Steve - 07/06/2011 - 15:46
In its time it was a mega drive in in the area Saw many movies there
#3 - Skip H - 03/19/2012 - 11:45
It was the pinnacle of Drive ins for the area. Always had top running films and with a aim for the family. If you went as a family you went to the 9-W if you wanted to hang with you pals you went elsewhere. Now dotted with retail establishment all that remains are the fond memories.
#4 - History Hunter - 08/31/2014 - 07:32
the Drive In was in the town of Ulster, it has a Kingston mailing address...missed by many
#5 - mimi - 11/24/2014 - 12:47
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