Century's 110-Drive-In

288 Broadhollow Road,
Melville, NY 11747

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50sSNIPES on February 26, 2024 at 9:04 am

The 110 closed for the final time on July 20, 1976 with “Food Of The Gods” and “The Land That Time Forgot”. The theater’s flea market also closed that same day.

curmudgeon on April 19, 2021 at 10:59 am

The photo of the resurfacing of the screen seems to indicate it was slightly concurved, as were the screens at the Metro twin drive-in in Melbourne, Australia.

robboehm on October 3, 2020 at 1:11 pm

When Prudential opened the Bay Shore – Sunrise Drive In the capacity was also given as 2,500. Later they twinned it.

Perhaps one of the specific Drive In sites would have some insight (lol)re theater capacities.

davidcoppock on October 3, 2020 at 12:55 pm

Is this the most cars for a single screen drive-in?

davidcoppock on October 3, 2020 at 12:54 pm

Opened on 25/7/1956 with “The Eddy Duchin story”. and “Men of Sherwood Forest”. Closed in 1976.

robboehm on July 16, 2015 at 10:48 pm

Bayshore-Sunrise twinned; Westbury tripled.

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Drive-In 54 on July 16, 2015 at 5:46 pm

I’m surprised that they did not twin or triple the DI in the later years.

robboehm on July 16, 2015 at 4:19 pm

ticotone- whoever wrote that article left out a zero. The capacity was 2,500 cars making it the largest on Long Island.

tlcottone on July 16, 2015 at 10:41 am

Added the article on the grand opening July 25, 1956 in the pictures section

robboehm on May 11, 2015 at 11:30 pm

Referring to my comment of May 5, 2009, uploaded a picture of the screen being resurfaced contained in the Newsday Long Island Places We Loved site.

dsslave on April 30, 2015 at 3:08 pm

The Marrying Kind has a drive in marquee that says Century Drive In NOT the 110 Drive In. I got excited for a moment.

rivest266 on October 6, 2013 at 8:03 pm

July 24th 1956 grand opening ad uploaded here.

Bloop on January 12, 2013 at 12:50 am

moviegoer! Thank you for that photo! It may be THE ONLY one that exists! A friend of mine on Facebook- who lives in Melville-was at that very show! Thank you again! It really means a lot to me.

moviegoer on August 25, 2012 at 10:31 pm

I posted a photo of the marquee listing Run Appaloosa, Run and Snoopy Come Home as the features. The former was a 1966 film, but Snoopy Come Home was released in August 1972. So the photo is probably from August 1972. Probably within a few years of the end of this theater, judging by the prior comments.

robboehm on June 20, 2012 at 2:24 pm

But still no pylon

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Drive-In 54 on June 19, 2012 at 11:21 pm

Check this outClick Here New York Drive-ins

robboehm on June 19, 2012 at 9:30 pm

That would be good since no pix of the theatre seem to be around.

RobertR on June 19, 2012 at 7:51 pm

I watched an old flick on TCM called “The Marrying Kind” starring Judy Holliday and Aldo Ray. They go the Route 110 Drive-In and there is actual footage of the huge marquee. If anyone had this film on DVD it would be great to take screen shots.

Bloop on March 31, 2011 at 6:49 pm

P.S. YES! I know it’s not a Johnny All Weather Drive in but I needed a kooky character on there.

Bloop on March 31, 2011 at 4:29 pm

Here is a link to my tribute art sign to the Route 110 Drive In Theater!

markp on March 30, 2011 at 10:45 pm

Just sad as it always is to read about the old Drive-ins.

Bloop on March 30, 2011 at 9:31 pm

They never showed triple features-who wrote the opening preface ?

Bloop on March 30, 2011 at 6:18 pm

I’m not sure the flea markets were open AFTER the drive in closed, but I could be wrong

Bloop on March 30, 2011 at 6:17 pm

not listed in 1976