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Corning Drive-in Theatre was located in Painted Post, New York

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Corning Drive-in
Status: Demolished
Location: 100 Victory Hwy., Rte 415, Painted Post, NY 14870
Screens: 1
Capacity: 400 cars
Original owner: Built by John F. Ryan and James A. Ryan, aka the Ryan brothers; bought in 1965 by Harry L. Berinstein and Cornell Theatres, Inc.
Opening date: May 8, 1952
Final season: 1971
What's there now: Value Home Centre, Ames Department Store (closed).

This page was last updated on January 13, 2010.

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Topo Map from 1976, courtesy of TerraServer USA. Aerial image from 1973, courtesy of the Steuben 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 Corning Evening Leader on May 8, 1952. Grand opening article from the Elmira Star-Gazette on May 5, 1952. Thank You ad from the Corning Evening Leader on May 11, 1952. Ames and Value occupy land on former drive-in, fall 2007, courtesy of Rick Cohen.

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