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Vail Mills Drive-in Theatre was located in Vail Mills, near Broadalbin, New York

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Vail Mills Drive-in
Status: Closed
Location: 3757 Rte 30 at Black St., Vail Mills, NY 12025
Screens: 1
Capacity: 700
Original owner: Built by Harry Lamont, Gerald Schwartz, and Ernest Whitman, operated later by Clifford Swick, operated later by York View Theatres (formerly called Counrtywide Theatres).
Opening date: May 29, 1948
Final season: 1989
What's there now: Paradise Mobile Homes Sales, marquee and snackbar are still standing and snackbar building is still in use as a storage facility.

This page was last updated on December 27, 2009.

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Topo Map from 1970, courtesy of TerraServer USA. Aerial image from 1995, courtesy of TerraServer USA. Aerial image from 2006, courtesy of Google Earth. Aerial close-up image from 2006, courtesy of Google Earth.
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Grand opening tomorrow article from the Gloversville-Johnsonville Leader-Republican on May 28, 1948. Grand opening tomorrow ad from the Gloversville-Johnsonville Leader-Republican on May 28, 1948. Vail Mills Drive-in screen fire article from the Amsterdam Evening Recorder on May 23, 1950. Vail Mills Drive-in diaper derby ad from the Amsterdam Evening Recorder on August 26, 1954.
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Cinemascope article from the Schenectady Gazette in May 1955. Vail Mills Drive-in marquee from 2007, courtesy of Bill and Darci Wemple.    

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