UA Commack Drive-In

44 Veterans Memorial Highway,
Commack, NY 11725

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

Previous Names: Commack Drive-In

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UA Commack Drive-In

The Commack Drive-In was opened on July 2, 1952 with Judy Canova in “Honeychile” & James Mason in “Lady Possessed”. It was operated by Associated Prudential Theatres Inc. It closed after the summer of 1986 screening “Creepers” (aka Phenomina) starring Jennifer Connelly.

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dsslave on March 11, 2009 at 3:43 pm

The Commack Drive In was never twinned.

blkdmdcharl on April 11, 2009 at 6:11 pm

hey does anyone remember angelo and jean from back in ‘76 and 77?

blkdmdcharl on April 11, 2009 at 6:13 pm

It was some party back then between the Commack DI and the Smithtown DI

jpark377 on November 6, 2010 at 8:43 pm

I remember Angelo. Our DI (BSDI) beat their DI in a softball game back around ‘83-'84. If I remember correctly, Angelo’s Mom was the manager of the Coram Drive-In, also. Coram was a crappy Drive-In because the field always had flooding issues. The abandoned building now at that location should be sinking into the earth, at this point. A Drive In that I really liked was the Jonny All-Weather in Copaigue. What a huge theater, and Victor was a great manager.

robboehm on January 4, 2012 at 3:26 pm

Looking at back issues of the Smithtown Messenger there were a lot of hearings on the building of a drive-in at the intersection of Jericho Turnpike and Indian Head Road during 1950. Obviously that never occurred since this one was built a bit further down the road.

moviebuff82 on September 8, 2018 at 4:29 pm

What a shame this drive in closed….

Bloop on September 27, 2019 at 3:42 pm

Last movie shown “Creepers” 1986. My friends were at the last show ! The guy at the ticket window told them “this is the last night tonight” . I wish I was there.

moviegoer on October 18, 2019 at 2:54 pm

I believe I only went to this Drive-In one time, to see Back to the Future.

davidcoppock on October 3, 2020 at 10:12 am

Opened on 2/7/1952 with 5 colour cartoons(not named), “Honey Chile” and “Lady possessed”. The site is now a shopping centre(Greatland) anchored by Target.

Bloop on April 2, 2023 at 10:50 am

There is a guy selling small bits of the original sign on eBay : Just search ‘Commack drive in theatre sign’ . He also has photo evidence with the broken bits!

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