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Front Drive-in Theatre was located in Nimmonsburg, near Binghamton, New York

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Front Drive-in
Status: Demolished
Location: 1279 Upper Front St., Nimmonsburg, NY 13901
Screens: 1
Capacity: 722 cars
Original owner: Built by Herbert Nitke.
Opening date: June 22, 1949
Final season: 1963
What's there now: Undeveloped, empty property to the west of I-81. Drive-in was cut off from Upper Front Street when I-81 was constructed.

This page was last updated on January 15, 2010.

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Topo Map from 1990, provided courtesy of TerraServer USA. Aerial image from 1965, courtesy of the Broome 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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Article from the Binghamton Press on April 2, 1949. Opening announcement ad from the Binghamton Press on June 20, 1949. Grand opening tomorrow FULL PAGE ad from the Binghamton Press on June 21, 1949. Grand opening tonight article from the Binghamton Press on June 22, 1949.
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Grand opening tonight article close-up from the Binghamton Press on June 22, 1949. Front Drive-in kiddie train with screen in background. Front Drive-in kiddie train. Corey's Auto Dealership was located about 1,000 feet due east of the former Front Drive-in, image from fall 2007, courtesy of Rick Cohen.

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