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V Drive-in Theatre was located in Vestal, New York

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V Drive-in
Status: Demolished
Location: 2225 Vestal Parkway E., Rte 434, Vestal, NY 13850
Screens: 1
Capacity: 610 cars
Original owner: Built by Myron Melamed, Louis Danish, and Howard Davis ; operated later by Carrols Corporation; operated later by Cinema National, operated later by USA Theatre Corporation.
Opening date: April 18, 1958
Final season: 1987
What's there now: Towne Square Mall.

This page was last updated on January 18, 2010.

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Topo Map from 1988, courtesy of TerraServer USA. Aerial image from 1965, courtesy of the Broome County Soil and Water Conservation District. Aerial image from 1966, courtesy of the Vestal Town Historian. Picture taken by Bob Garvin, negative owned by Ed Aswad. Aerial image from 2006, courtesy of Google Earth.
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Aerial close-up image from 2006, courtesy of Google Earth. Artist's rendering of a proposed Vestal drive-in theatre from 1956, which was denied zoning approval, image courtesy of the Vestal Town Historian. Article from the Vestal News on September 26, 1957. Grand opening FULL PAGE ad from the Binghamton Press on April 16, 1958.
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Grand opening tomorrow article from the Vestal News on April 17, 1958. Grand opening tomorrow ad from the Vestal News on April 17, 1958. Grand opening tonight ad from the Binghamton Press on April 18, 1958. Picture from the Vestal News on February 8, 1989.
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Picture from the Vestal News on March 29, 1989. Article from the Vestal News on May 4, 1989. V Drive-in image from the Vestal News archives. V Drive-in image, courtesy of Bruce Wrighton & Lawrence Miller Gallery.

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