Hamptons Drive-In

2044 Montauk Highway,
Bridgehampton, NY 11932

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

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Hamptons Drive-In

This theater was located in Bridgehampton, Long Island. It opened on July 1, 1955 with Clark Gable in “Soldier of Fortune” & Greer Garson in “Strange Lady in Town” It was closed in the early-1980’s. It was demolished and the Bridgehampton Commons Shopping Center was built on the property.

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Eric Friedmann
Eric Friedmann on May 3, 2007 at 5:50 am

I never had the opportunity to go to this drive-in. It closed down before I ever got my driver’s license. However, I can still remember the remake of KING KONG playing there in early 1977 and begging, begging, begging my parents to drive us to Bridehampton to see it again. You see, at age 9, this was my favorite movie, until STAR WARS came around and changed everything!

Bway on April 20, 2009 at 10:23 am

I never realized that that shopping center was once a drive in.

robboehm on January 12, 2010 at 1:35 pm

And referencing Bway’s 2004 posting both the Coram and Patchogue Multiplexes on the sites of former drive-in have also closed. You can see the Coram from the road but the Patchogue was never visible from Sunrise Highway. All you can see is the pylon and a fence.

mharmon999 on April 14, 2010 at 6:18 pm

My parents took my sister and I to quite a few movies there in the late ‘70’s and early '80’s during the summertime when we spent the weekends at our grand parents house in the hamptons. It was so much fun sitting in chairs outside watching movies on a huge screen! The first movie I know I saw there when I was 6 years old was Star Wars in 1977 and became a huge fan ever of the series ever since. Meatballs with Bill Murray was another one I remember seeing there as well as a few others. Its too bad that it closed down. I have been to the shopping center to shop and the memories of the times there really come back to me when we shop there. Have not seen too many drive-ins around since this one.

robboehm on April 14, 2010 at 9:50 pm

Westbury was the last on Long Island. There are still some upstate and in Ct. They’re more popular in other parts of the country.

robboehm on March 14, 2015 at 10:09 pm

Opening ad shows Hampton’s. Pylon didn’t have the apostrophe.

robboehm on March 31, 2015 at 8:42 pm

Sunset photo found on Drive-Ins.com uploaded.

Guodone on September 25, 2020 at 7:51 am

Our family had a summer house in the Noyak section of Southampton where we would go for vacation on the 4th of July and 2 weeks in August. Every year my dad would take us to this drive in, sort of a family tradition. We saw many movies over the years, The Guns of Navarone, The Undefeated, Where Eagles Dare to name a few. We stopped going in the early 70’s because we were getting ‘to old’ to go to a drive in with our parents. Lots of good memories.

50sSNIPES on September 25, 2020 at 8:26 am

Opened On July 1st, 1955; Grand Opening Ad Already Posted.

robboehm on September 25, 2020 at 11:14 am

It’s interesting that the opening ad read “Hampton’s” when the pylon and subsequent ads read “Hamptons”.

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