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Sara-Placid Drive-in
Status: Demolished
Location: Sara-Placid Rd., Rte 86, North Elba, NY 12946
Screens: 1 (also offered an 18 hole miniature golf course)
Capacity: 300 cars
Original owner: Built by Edward J. Hoffman and Ernie A. Stautner; also operated later by Anthony Pellegrini.
Opening date: June 24, 1950
Final season: 1973
What's there now: Undeveloped property, all buildings have been demolished.

This page was last updated on February 1, 2010.

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Topo Map from 1969, courtesy of NYS GIS. Aerial image from 1962, courtesy of the Essex County Soil and Water Conservation District. 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 Lake Placid News on June 23, 1950. Grand opening FULL PAGE ad from the Adarondak Daily Enterprise on June 23, 1950. Ad from the Lake Placid News on June 30, 1950. Re-opening for the season article from the Lake Placid News on April 27, 1951.
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Ad from the North Country Catholic on August 10, 1958. Article from the Lake Placid News on February 28, 1974. Article from the Lake Placid News on September 12, 1974.  

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