DeWitt Drive-In

3179 Erie Boulevard E,
Dewitt, NY 13214

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DeWitt Drive-In

The DeWitt Drive-In opened on July 8, 1950 with Maria Montez in “Sudan” & Jon Hall in “Arabian Nights”. It closed in 1984. It was owned by Cinema National and had a capacity for 800 cars.

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kencmcintyre on November 20, 2006 at 12:24 pm

Here is an ad from the Syracuse Herald Journal dated 7/10/50:


Children under 12 in cars admitted FREE
Only a ten-minute drive from Salina Street.

Located on one of Syracuse’s main traffic arteries, on Erie Boulevard East, between Thompson Road and DeWitt,
Largest drive-in theater in upstate New York with a 950-car capacity.
Latest RCA in-the-car sound equipment.
Largest screen tower in the East, measuring 80 ½ feet in height. Assures perfect visibility of the screen from anywhere on the theater grounds.
Completely equipped nursery room for the convenience of parents.
Modern and roomy refreshment service conveniently located.
Spacious rest rooms.
Rain or shine the show goes on. Living room comforts in a country atmosphere here in Syracuse.

Last Time Tonight
THE BIG HANGOVER" Van Johnson, Elizabeth Taylor

“THE OUTRIDERS” Joel McCrea, Arlene Dahl

Tomorrow Through Thursday: “THE RED SHOES”

reluctantpopstar on April 29, 2007 at 2:17 am

Boo! They tore down this drive-in and put in a shopping center with a Price Chopper. Right down the street was an old style McDonald’s (1950’s style with giant yellow arches) that got torn down around the same time, summer 1984.

NYozoner on January 4, 2008 at 7:05 pm

The DeWitt Drive-in opened on July 8, 1950. It’s final season was in 1984.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 28, 2011 at 5:14 pm

In 1956 it owned by Dewitt Drive-in Inc.

jwmovies on September 25, 2012 at 10:58 pm

Approx. address for this drive-in was 3179 Erie Boulevard East.

rivest266 on September 4, 2013 at 1:36 pm

No one seems to know the opening date except me. It opened on July 8th, 1950. I uploaded the grand opening for all to see.

davidcoppock on September 29, 2020 at 3:41 am

Opened with “Sudan” and “Arabian nights”.

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