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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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This one's not too far away from the operating Ozoner 29. The Vail Mills marquee is still standing and is used to advertise the mobile home sales company on the property.
#1 - Joe Masher - 09/12/2008 - 13:37
Used to have a playground in front of screen. A truck made up like a train used to take kids for rides before movie started. Used to get in trunk and sneek in. Its a vacant lot now with remnants of the snack bar/projection building still standing. Good memories!
#2 - km stevens - 05/22/2013 - 10:30
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