Rochester Drive-In

1200 Scottsville Road,
Rochester, NY 14624

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Previous Names: Drive-In

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ROCHESTER Drive-In Theatre, Rochester, New York

The Drive-In was located opposite the Rochester Airport. It opened May 29, 1942 with Edgar Bergan in “Look Who’s Laughing”. The opening capacity was for 750 cars. Renamed Rochester Drive-In in 1946, it was enlarged to 900 cars. Closed in 1982. In 2022 the site is the Towers Airport Business Park.

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kencmcintyre on May 9, 2008 at 6:59 pm

Here is an article about the opening:

Here is an ad, probably circa late forties:

DavidZornig on September 2, 2015 at 6:59 pm

Photo included in a collage of 4 Rochester Drive-in’s courtesy of Michael Cowley.

DavidCoppola on September 8, 2016 at 4:29 pm

The building where the projection booth was, is still is there.

jwmovies on December 27, 2022 at 5:59 pm

Now Mike’s Rent-a-Car (projection booth) and other businesses including The Rochester Fire Academy. Please update,

davidcoppock on December 27, 2022 at 11:38 pm

The site is now the Towers Airport Business Park.

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