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Sunset Drive-in Theatre was located in Canton, New York

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Sunset Drive-in (Canton)
Status: Demolished
Location: 1179 Irish Settlement Rd. at Rte 68, Canton, NY 13617
Screens: 1
Capacity: 260 cars
Original owner: Built by Donald F. Gilson.
Opening date: August 1, 1947
Final season: 1955 (screen tower blown down in a wind storm on August 5, 1955)
What's there now: Undeveloped, overgrown property.

This page was last updated on January 12, 2010.

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Topo Map from 1988, courtesy of TerraServer USA. Aerial image from 1962, courtesy of the St. Lawrence 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 ad from the Canton Commercial Advertisor on July 29, 1947. Grand opening article from the Potsdam Herald-Recorder on July 30, 1947. Grand opening ad from the Potsdam Herald-Recorder on July 30, 1947. Closed for the season article from the Canton Commercial Advertisor on November 4, 1947.
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Closed for the season article from the Canton Commercial Advertisor on November 11, 1947. Re-opening for season article from thePotsdam Herald-Recorder on April 7, 1948. Sunset Drive-in screen was blown down by wind on August 5, 1955, from the Ogdensburg Advance-News on August 7, 1955. Sunset Drive-in picture from 1948, courtesy of Jeff Szot.

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