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Middle Hope Drive-in Theatre was located in Newburgh, New York

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Middle Hope Drive-in
Status: Abandoned
Location: 5258 Rte 9W, Newburgh, NY 12550
Screens: 1
Capacity: 450 cars
Original owner: Adolph Knaust
Opening date: May 29, 1950
Final season: 1987
What's there now: Abandoned drive-in with screen tower, concession building, and ticket office

This page was last updated on December 21, 2009.

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Topo Map from 1991, courtesy of TerraServer USA. Aerial image from 1963, courtesy of the Orange County Soil and Water Conservation District. Aerial image from 2006, courtesy of Google Earth. Aerial close-up image from 2006, courtesy of Google Earth.
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Opening soon ad from the Newburgh News on May 25, 1950. Opening soon ad from the Newburgh News on May 26, 1950. Grand opening soon picture from the Newburgh News on May 27, 1950. Grand opening tonight FULL PAGE ad from the Newburgh News on May 29, 1950.
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Souvenir matchbook, courtesy of Bruce Lacoste. Middle Hope Drive-in ruins from 1999, courtesy of Nick Stanchak. Middle Hope Drive-in ruins from 2002, courtesy of Nick Stanchak. Middle Hope Drive-in ruins from 2009, courtesy of Joe Schumacher.

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