In the late 1950s, there were more than 4,000 drive-in motion picture theaters all through the United States. Presently, there are just around 300 remaining.
Finger Lakes Drive-In, 1064 Clark Street Road in Auburn, is the most seasoned persistent drive-in motion picture theater in New York. The theater opened on July 15, 1947.
The primary motion picture indicated was “Sunbonnet Sue”, said Finger Lakes Drive-In Owner Paul Meyer.
The drive-in utilized 70 millimeter film to extend onto the screen. At that point, they changed to 35 millimeter film until a couple of years prior. Presently, the films are anticipated carefully.
The screen is 106 feet wide and 75 feet tall. This is greater than Destiny USA’s RegalIMAX screen, which is 70 feet wide and 38 feet tall.
The cost is something Meyer has attempted to keep moderate for clients. Affirmation for individuals 12 and up is $8 dollars. Cost for youngsters matured 4 to 11 is $4 dollars, and kids under 4 are free.
“Tickets come at a colossal esteem,” Meyer said.
Each ticket accompanies two motion pictures consecutively.
Concessions, for example, popcorn and sweet, are evaluated lower than different theaters in the zone, Meyer said.
The nearby group keeps the drive-in running with a drive in movie radio transmitter. “We get a great deal of neighborhood offer assistance. We have a great deal of steadfast fans,” Meyer said.
On July 15, there will be some sort of festivity to remember the 70th birthday celebration of the drive-in. More subtle elements will be reported soon, Meyer said.