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Lakes Car Theatre
aka Lakes Drive-in
|Location: 1645 Trumansberg Rd., Rte 96, Ulysses, NY 14850|
|Capacity: 500 cars|
|Original owner: Built by John F. Ryan, James A. Ryan, and William P. Ryan, aka the Ryan brothers.|
|Opening date: July 2, 1957|
|Final season: 1986|
|What's there now: Undeveloped, overgrown lot. Ticket office and snackbar were still intact as of fall 2007.|
This page was last updated on December 10, 2009.
|Topo Map from 1990, courtesy of TerraServer USA.||Aerial image from 1964, courtesy of the Tompkins County Soil and Water Conservation District.||Aerial image from 1995, courtesy of TerraServer USA.||Aerial image from 2005, courtesy of Google Earth.|
|Grand opening article from the Ithaca Journal on July 2, 1957.||Lakes Drive-in entrance and ticket office from fall 2007, courtesy of Rick Cohen.||Lakes Drive-in snackbar from fall 2007, courtesy of Rick Cohen.||A field of weeds and trees occupying the parking ramps, courtesy of Rick Cohen.|
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