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1000 Islands Drive-in Theatre was located in Alexandria, New York

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1000 Islands Drive-in
Status: Demolished
Location: 43374 Rte 12 at I-81 Interchange, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607
Screens: 1
Capacity: 500 cars
Original owner: Built by Antoinette McNamara; bought in 1951 by Donald Gilson and Tony Scalise.
Opening date: July 9, 1948

Final season: 1961

What's there now: Route 12 at I-81 Interchange

This page was last updated on January 5, 2010.

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Topo Map from 1991, courtesy of TerraServer USA. Aerial image from 2006, courtesy of Google Earth. Aerial close-up image from 2006, courtesy of Google Earth. Grand opening article from the Thousand Island Sun on June 17, 1948.
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Grand opening ad from the Thousand Island Sun on July 7, 1948. Now open ad from the Thousand Island Sun on July 14, 1948. Drive-in sold article from the Canton Commercial Advertisor on September 25, 1951. The I-81/Route 12 interchange is on the site of the former 1000 Islands Drive-in, image from 2007, courtesy of Rick Cohen.

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