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Franklin Drive-in Theatre was located in Malone, New York

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Franklin Drive-in
Status: Demolished
Location: Rte 11 at Junction Rd., Malone, NY 12953
Screens: 1
Capacity: 355
Original owner: Built by William Shaw and Jerry Dumont.
Opening date: May 31, 1948
Final season: 1982
What's there now: Furniture Store.

This page was last updated on January 16, 2010.

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Topo Map from 1988, courtesy of TerraServer USA. Aerial image from 1994, 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 article from the Malone Evening Telegram on May 28, 1948. Grand opening ad from the Malone Evening Telegram on May 29, 1948. Grand opening ad from the Malone Evening Telegram on May 31, 1948. Now open article from the Malone Evening Telegram on June 1, 1948.
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Franklin Drive-in snackbar picture from 1948, courtesy of Jeff Szot.      

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