Rockland Drive-In

19 New York 59,
Monsey, NY 10952

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Moviefan333 on January 25, 2023 at 6:47 pm

I think the theater actually closed in the early 1990s. It was a really fun place to go see a movie with a giant screen. Amazingly the screen was in good shape right until the time they knocked it down

HAMMER77777 on December 9, 2021 at 12:46 pm

Wow, bummer, what a loss. I used to live around that area. :(

DavidWallick on December 9, 2021 at 5:48 am

According to the local newspaper, the screen was demolished yesterday. A five story office building will go going up on the site.

50sSNIPES on December 6, 2019 at 5:37 am

Still Operating Since 1995, But Have Been Closed Later On Because In The 2004 Cam You Can See A Lot Of Bushes Covering Most Of The Parking.

TomMc11 on November 16, 2018 at 8:11 am

They Updated the Google Street view to 2018 and you can actually go on to the property now past the screen!

davidcoppock on November 16, 2018 at 2:51 am

Opened with “Not as a stranger” and “Lone gun”.

Kenmore on February 6, 2018 at 11:23 am

Property is now a “Park and Ride” so people can catch the bus. Screen still in good shape, but half the property is overgrown. Concession stand/projection booth long gone, but restoration is possible.

As an aside, the Google street view from 2016 shows the driver of a pickup on the north lane using his hand to show his disapproval of being on Google street view.

rivest266 on July 1, 2016 at 11:59 am

This opened on September 8th, 1955. Grand opening ad in photo section,

dallasmovietheaters on July 1, 2016 at 12:42 am

John and Drew Eberson architectural sketch circa 1955 in photos.

jwmovies on November 17, 2012 at 8:56 am

Above address is incorrect. This is several blocks south. Approx. address for this drive-in was 19 New York 59. The huge screen is still up. Concession foundation is still there as are all the ramps.

RobertR on October 31, 2010 at 3:24 pm

Is all the property still empty? Why dosen’t someone reopen this?

HAMMER77777 on October 31, 2010 at 2:57 pm

HAHA….we used to park at Pathmark where we could see the screen For Free…anyone with memories of this place please write .ph

Marcel on January 8, 2008 at 10:51 am

I rode by this Drive-In last Sunday-the screen and marquee are still standing. I want to go take pictures soon!

shoeshoe14 on June 27, 2007 at 11:55 am

There is a picture of this drive-in marquee with looming screen in the new issue of Weird NJ.

shoeshoe14 on May 7, 2007 at 3:29 pm

Was also known as the Route 59 Drive-In from the “Abandoned but not Forgotten” website.

reluctantpopstar on May 6, 2007 at 12:23 am

I have a vague memory of my parents taking me here when I was quite young. I believe the film was “The Heartbreak Kid,” which had Charles Grodin and Cybil Shepherd. I would have been six years old. I think maybe they couldn’t get a babysitter, so they threw me in the back seat of the car. One of the few times I went to a drive-in as a kid.