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Marcy Drive-in

aka Kallet Drive-in (name was changed to Marcy Drive-in, after Kallet Theatres purchesed the WGAT Drive-in the mid-1950s)

Status: Demolished due to construction of Route 49 & Route 291 interchange
Location: NW corner of Rte 49 & Rte 291, Marcy, NY 13403
Screens: 1
Capacity: 1,000 cars
Original owner: Kallet Theatres, operated later by Cinema National
Opening date: June 27, 1947
Final season: 1992
What's there now: Route 49 & Route 291 interchange

This page was last updated on December 6, 2009.

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Topo Map from 1955, courtesy of TerraServer USA. Aerial close-up image from 1957, courtesy of the Oneida County Soil and Water Conservation District. Aerial image from 1968, courtesy of the Oneida County Soil and Water Conservation District. MapQuest image from 2002.
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Aerial image taken in 1997, provided courtesy of TerraServer USA. Aerial image from 2005 courtesy of Google Earth. Grand opening FULL PAGE ad from the Utica Daily Press on June 27, 1947. Aerial view of Marcy Drive-in gazing south.
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Marcy Drive-in marquee in 1947. Marcy Drive-in screen. Route 49 & Route 291 interchange. All that remains today from the Marcy Drive-in is an empty field.

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The "aerial view" was taken during the summer of 1957, when the first cloverleaf was built. Photo looks south toward Whitesboro. The old wooden bridge and nearby store can be seen on Route 12C heading south (NY 12C was changed to NY 291 in 1971). During the construction, the drive-in's kiddie rides (airplanes and a train) were removed for good (on 12C north, just off the screen, lower left).
#1 - John Murphy - 03/29/2011 - 21:07
What a place when you were a kid! There was a water falls on the back of the screen, and we would go in pajamas, play until dark on the play area, and get to eat popcorn from a paper bag momma made home. The old man had his cooler of beer, and at intermission you got to go pee and smell all the food. The Marcy was my favorite.
#2 - al - 07/01/2012 - 10:42
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