Latham Drive-In

942 New Loudon Road,
Latham, NY 12110

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Previously operated by: Fabian Theaters, United Artists Theater Circuit Inc.

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Latham Drive-In

The Latham Drive-In opened April 15, 1970 with Steve McQueen in “The Reivers” & Patty Duke in “Me, Natalie”. It was operated by Fabian Theatres, and later Hellman Theater Enterprises. It was located on Route 9 and could be clearly seen from I-87, just behind Hellman’s Towne Theatre (now an Acura dealership).

United Artists operated the drive-in for most of its life. It always remained a large, single-screen operation. It closed around 1989 and sat boarded up and ready to re-open for about twelve years before it was finally demolished.

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Recent comments (view all 6 comments)

JimmyB27 on August 30, 2012 at 7:04 am

Does anybody remember the Saratoga Drive-in which once existed across the street from the Latham back in the 50s?

jwmovies on October 19, 2012 at 6:08 am

Approx. address for this drive-in was 942 New Loudon Road.

MichaelKilgore on October 7, 2017 at 8:59 pm

The Latham opened on April 15, 1970. I just uploaded the Grand Opening ad from the Troy Times Herald.

davidcoppock on September 27, 2020 at 3:49 pm

Opened with “The Reivers” and “me, Natalie”.

MichaelKilgore on September 12, 2023 at 3:50 am

Boxoffice, Sept. 22, 1969: “ALBANY - The postponement of the opening of Fabian’s new Latham Drive-In on Route 9, Albany-Saratoga Road was apparently caused by a shortage of labor and building materials. The contractor has encountered difficulty in finding a sufficient number of carpenters and electricians, lumber for the projection booth did not arrive as scheduled and a shortage of electrical power is alleged to have hampered progress. Construction engineer for the 850-car Fabian ozoner is Fred Haas. Industry men express differing opinions about the situation. Some feel the drive-in can premiere this fall but others indicate the debut will have to be deferred until spring. Bill With, former Palace manager, supervises area Fabian drive-ins from an office at the Mohawk, Albany-Schenectady Road.”

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