Westbury Drive-In

7000 Brush Hollow Road,
Westbury, NY 11590

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Previously operated by: Skouras Theatres, United Artists Theater Circuit Inc.

Architects: Lloyd Monroe

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Westbury Drive-In

The Westbury Drive-In opened June 23, 1954 with Marilyn Monroe in “River of No Return” & Barry Sullivan in “Loophole”. It had a capacity for 1,900 cars. It had a 124 feet wide screen and was equipped to screen CinemaScope movies. There was a fully equipped playground which had a capacity for 500 children. Initially operated by Saul Lerner for the Drive-In Westbury Corp., by 1955 it was operated by Skouras Theatres and it was later taken over by United Artists. On June 15, 1979 it became a 3-screen theatre.

It closed on October 24, 1998, and has been replaced by the United Artists Westbury Stadium 12.

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Recent comments (view all 76 comments)

robboehm on May 11, 2015 at 8:38 pm

Uploaded photo of signs directing one to either screen 1,2 or 3.

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wally 75 on May 12, 2015 at 10:22 pm

RE: Ed Solero 11/25/14 Never mind the start times…with 2 ½ shows a night, in the summer could end at sunrise…When I was MGR. of Cinema Bayshore next to the Bayshore Drive-in [I was covering it for someone vacation] as the sun was on the rise Barbra was singing “On a clear day you can see forever”…made me smile as I was hanging speakers back..

anthony1179 on May 31, 2015 at 4:52 pm

saw “the sons of Katie elder” and Nevada Smith..such a great place and a great time in this country.

DavidZornig on November 7, 2018 at 11:04 am

1954 promo ad added via Kathleen Santhouse Botsford‎. Boasts 2,024 car capacity. One local claims it had 3 screens when demolished in `98.

robboehm on November 7, 2018 at 12:11 pm

I can confirm the number of screens at closing as 3. They were very visible when one traveled East on the Long Island Expressway.

ridethectrain on October 31, 2019 at 1:07 pm

Please update, the drive in became 3 screens on June 15, 1979. Just posted the grand opening ad.

DavidZornig on December 29, 2019 at 8:06 am

Westbury Drive-In at 3:42 in below linked video.


davidcoppock on October 4, 2020 at 12:31 am

The site is also a BJ’s Warehouse.

ridethectrain on June 14, 2021 at 9:21 pm

Please update, theatre closed October 24, 1998 Final Closing ad in photos section

davidcoppock on June 15, 2021 at 8:59 am

Closed on 24/10/1998 on screen 1 with “Practical magic”, screen 2 “The bride of Chucky” and on screen 3 with “Antz”.

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