Overlook Drive-In

126 Degarmo Road,
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

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Previously operated by: Liggett-Florin Booking Service

Functions: Movies (First Run)

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 845.452.3445

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The Overlook Drive-In opened September 10, 1949 and was operated Liggett-Florin Booking Service. A vibrant drive-in that still attracts large crowds and people from all walks of life, the Overlook Drive-In is located just 15 minutes away from the endangered Hyde Park Drive-In

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rivest266 on March 13, 2016 at 7:35 am

September 10th, 1949 grand opening ad in photo section.

MichaelKilgore on October 1, 2017 at 2:42 pm

The 1949-50 Theatre Catalog listed the Overlook’s owner as Harry Lamont, and its capacity as 700 cars. Other references list the capacity at 500.

The 1952-54 Motion Picture Almanacs listed the owner as “Dutchess Drive-In, Inc., H. Lamont”. Lamont was listed by himself from 1955 through 1966.

In the 1982 MPA, the Overlook is listed under Lagrange with the owner S. F. Cohen, and that’s the way it stayed through its last drive-in list in 1988.

MichaelKilgore on October 1, 2017 at 3:11 pm

The Overlook must have been built in a hurry! From the Poughkeepsie Journal, Aug. 4, 1949:

Four Albany men have formed a corporation which has purchased property in the Overland Road, Town of LaGrange, as a site for a drive-in theater, it was learned today.

The Albany group has purchased approximately 12 acres of land of the George Beyer property in Overlook road. The deed of the transaction indicated a consideration of $9,000. Members of the corporation were identified as Harry Lamont, Gerald S. Schwartz, Sidney Urbach and Lewis A. Sumberg. The last named is attorney to the corporation.

… The theater will accommodate 700 cars, it was said. The 12-acre tract is bounded on the east by Overlook road and on the west by the Wappingers creek. It is close to DeGarmo bridge.

dansdriveintheater on December 11, 2018 at 10:00 pm

found this cool video of the drive-in


davidcoppock on December 12, 2018 at 3:55 am

Opened with “Alexander’s Ragtime Band” and “California”.

Moviefan333 on May 1, 2023 at 8:35 pm

It’s the beginning of May and no indication of an opening date for the Overlook Drive In movie theater in Poughkeepsie New York. Along with the Hyde Park Drive in movie theater in Hyde Park New York. Both Theatre‘s have been operated by The Cohen Family since 1955. I would think that they would be opening this Friday with gardens of the galaxy 3. No updates to the Facebook page. Their telephone line has not been updated. No response to email. Now when you check their website it says the account is suspended. This doesn’t seem to be good. I can’t imagine the family just pulling out and not opening either driving. Especially the one in Poughkeepsie the overlook Drive in Theatre.

Matt Lambros
Matt Lambros on May 7, 2023 at 9:37 pm

The Overlook is opening on May 12th, but the Hyde Park will be closed this season.

Mikeoaklandpark on May 8, 2023 at 12:04 pm

Oh no. Why is the Hyde Park not opening

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