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110 Drive-in
Status: Demolished
Location: 288 Broad Hollow Road, Rte 110, Melville, NY 11747
Screens: 1
Capacity: 2,500 cars
Original owner: Built by Leslie R. Schwartz, President of Century Theatres.
Opening date: July 25, 1956
Final season: 1976
What's there now: Marriott Hotel

This page was last updated on December 30, 2009.

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Topo Map from 1992, courtesy of TerraServer USA. Aerial image from 1966, courtesy of HistoricAerials.com. Aerial image from 2006, courtesy of Google Earth. Aerial close-up image from 2006, courtesy of Google Earth.
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110 Drive-in article from the Long Islander on July 5, 1956. 110 Drive-in article from the Long Islander on July 12, 1956. 110 Drive-in picture from the Long Islander on July 12, 1956. Grand opening ad from Newsday on July 24, 1956.
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First ticket picture from the Long Islander on August 2, 1956. 110 Drive-in train picture from the Long Islander on May 14, 1959. 110 Drive-in playground ad. The Melville Marriot Long Island is built on the site of the former 110 Drive-in.

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I worked in the concession stand from the summer of '74 (Chinatown and Godfather II) until it closed in 1976. The flea markets on Sundays and Wednesdays were incredibly busy and working 18 hours a day was alot of fun for an 18 year old. I took the final inventory and put this great drive-in to rest. see Westbury Drive-In for more..
#1 - Rick Sadetsky - 01/08/2010 - 10:26
;-) Spent many summers there at that flea market. As of this writing- nobody has a pic of the sign that stood out front!
#2 - Lenny Lauer - 03/05/2011 - 17:17
I worked at the Flea market selling (with my Father and Sister) from 1972-79 and was among the best Flea Markets I have ever been to. The vendors had a great mix of new items, collectibles and antiques sold by a cast of colorful individuals. It was huge and as a 14 year old my buck went far. I still miss it. Does anyone remember Cheap Andy? One of the poncho wearing vendors.....
#3 - AJ Reilly - 01/17/2012 - 14:52
I remember when they were refinishing the screen. The "paint" was swirling around in the air. Also remember it was tough to get to church on Sundays because I had to pass the Drive In and the traffic was horrific.RO
#4 - rob boehm - 06/20/2012 - 11:22
Many memories riding the merry go round and the train before the show. My parents would always try to surprise us with a movie. We got smart after a while, we would always have our pajamas on and when we passed the cabbage farms we knew where we were heading.
#5 - Steve - 12/28/2012 - 09:32
Remenicing
#6 - Steve - 02/22/2013 - 11:39
I worked there from April 70 to Oct 71 - and how hot it was in the summer with the pizza ovens! My friends thought it was great I could see the movies for free but I rarely had time to do that, going to school, both day and night classes, and yes, working the flea markets besides the popcorn and soda machines. Does anyone remember the tall man's name who was the manager there? He wore wire rim glasses and had a great sense of humor. Barbara
#7 - Barbara - 09/15/2013 - 17:46
I remember going there with my parents when we lived in Huntington (1963-1969). We saw many good movies, and ate many good treats from the concession stand while being there. I especially enjoyed the ads that told us about those treats.
#8 - Laura Daly - 01/14/2014 - 18:09
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