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1953-54 Theatre Catalog, 11th Edition, Page 122 (88)

1953-54 Theatre Catalog, 11th Edition
1953-54 Theatre Catalog
1953-54 Theatre Catalog, 11th Edition, Page 122
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Drive-ins Mentioned

Auto Vision Drive-In Theater, East Greenbush, NY


1953-54 Theatre Catalog, 11th Edition, Page 122

It should be noted that in this list of territories with the highest average size drive-in, four of them, New Haven, New York, Bulfalo, and Milwaukee are among the territories with the least number of outdoor theatres.

Analysis by State

Except for a few rather minor changes the standings of the states with the most drive-ins remains similar to last year. The biggest change saw Indiana with 113 drive-ins, representing only an increase ofctwo, 'drop from the first 110 and be replaced by South Carolina, which has 124 outdoor theatres in 1953 as compared with 96 in 1952. In another change New York dropped from seventh with 112, in 1952, to tenth this year with 119 driveins. All states showed an increase over last year. The states with the most drive-ins are as follows:

States Theatres 1. Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 409 2. North Carolina . . . . . . . . . . 241 3. Pennsylvania . . . . . . . . . . .. 183 4. Ohio . . . . . . . . ...........173 5. California . . . . .... . . . . . . 163 6. Florida.................160 7. Virginia . . . . ....129 8. Georgia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 9. South Carolina . . . . . . . . . . 124

10. NewYork.............,119

States with the fewest drive-in theatres are as follows:

States Theatres 1. Nevada.......... . . . . 5 2. Rhode Island 6 3. Delaware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 8 4. North Dakota .. . . . . . . 15 5. New Hampshire . . . . . . . . .. 19 6. Vermont.................21 7. Maryland . . . . ......21 8. Wyoming

9. Connecticut . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 25 10. New Jersey . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 25 11. South Dakota ...... . . . . .. 25

Every state in this group showed an increase over last year, The 11 states listed have a total of 173 drive-ins as compared with 132 in 1952, thus representing a total gain of 31 theatres. Conclusion

There can be little disputing with the fact that an increase of 675 new driveins is a substantial gain. However, for a number of reasons, it does not represent the maximum number of theatres that will be built before the end of 1953. It was unfortunate that the Government ban was lifted so late. It is rather amazing the total number of new drive-ins that were built in the short span of time between the partial lifing of the ban and the publication of this list. It appears to be rather safe and conservative to assume that many more new outdoor theatres will have been built before the final days of 1953 arrive.

On the following pages are the detailed listing of individual theatres from which the above statistics were drawn. While the Editors have every reason to believe that the survey is as complete and accurate as is humanly possible to produce, it is possible that a few minor errors and omissions are present. For this reason, plus the fact that the listing is subject to changes by virtue of new ownership, enlarged or reduced capacities, closings, and the addition of new theatres, its use as a mailing list without first consulting the publishers for changes and additions, is not recommended. Moreover, permission to use the survey for a mailing list must first be obtained from the publishers.



A LISTING BY DISTRIBUTION TERRITORIES

NOTE: This 1953 list took several months to prepare, and has resulted from the cross-checking of numerous film distributor and supply dealer lists of their customers, with the resulting compilation being sent out into each of the 31 film distribution territories for field testing to eliminate duplications and inconsistencies. It is believed to be the only true list of such theatres in existence, accurate and complete as of July 15, 1953.

The rural nature and highway locations of such theatres make accurate addressing most diflicult. Owners themselves make understandable mistakes regarding the location of township and boro lines, and of the postal routes

which dictate their mailing address. Wherever possible, postal routes and post boxes have been listed; and where a particular hamlet has no postal office, communications should be directed to the owner at his address.

Numerals in parentheses behind each listing are the reported car capa cities of each.

Where particular theatres are operated by circuits or owners in other than the particular location, or when film is booked by an agent or cooperative buying combine, some elfort is directed toward listing the latterls business

location or home address.



ALBANY TERRITORY New York

(NOTE: 5M alxa Buffalo and and New York Territories)

Alexandria Bay. N. Y., THOUSAND ISLAND

l). I. Exec: Donald Gilson, Bay Th., and Mr. Sculiso. (298) Black River, N. Y., BLACK RIVER D. I. Exec: Sylvan Leif, 951 Western Ave., Albany. (600) Canton, N. Y., IDEAL I). I. Exec: A. P. Papaynnnkus, American 'l'h. (500)

Canton, N. Y., SUNSET D. I., Canton Rd., Rt. 68. Exec: I). Gilson, Buy Th., Alexandria (Bay. 246)

Colonic, N. Y., MOHAWK D. 1., SchenectadyAlhnny Rd. Exec: Fabian Ths., 1501 Broadway,

New York. (900) Coxsackie, N. Y., HI-WAY I). I., 2 Miles So. of (,'nxs:u-kio Trullic lil'cle. Exec: Mrs. Frieda Klein, Hunter Th., Hunter. (400) Crown Point, N. Y., SKYLINE D. I. Exec: Lawrence Allen and S. Dwore. (300)

East Greenbush, N. Y., AUTO VISION D. I., Rte. 20 and 9, % Palace Th., Albany. Exec: Alan Iselin, 225 S. Manning Blvd, Albany.

(400) Gouverncur. N. Y., HI WAY D. I. Exec: James P. Pnpnyannkos, Grzllyn Th. (350)

Guilderland, N. Y., CARMEN D. I. Exec: John Morrotta, 248 E. Main, Amsterdam, (356)

Hudson, N. Y., SUNSET D. 1., Route 9. Exec: Frieder and Grossman Ct., 35 Warren St. (450)

Hudson Falls, N. Y., DIX D. I. (Glens Falls). Box 388. Exec: L. S. Wells, Ken Mosher and

Moe Bittman. (200) Hunter, N. Y., MOUNTAIN D. I. Exec: Frieda Klein, Hunter Th. (375)

Lake George, N. Y., FORT GEORGE D. 1., P. O. Box 244. Exec: Julius Perlmutter. 1044 Broadway, Albany. (460)

Lake George, N. Y., LAKE GEORGE D. I. (Glens Falls Rd.), Rt. 9, R. D. #1. Exec: Julius Perlmutter, 1044 Broadway, Albany. (276)

Lathalms, N. Y., SARATOGA D. I., Sarntoga Rd. Exec: Fabian Ths., 1501 Broadway, New York. (482)

Leeds. N. Y., LEEDS OPEN AIR D. 1., Route 23. Exec: Harry Lamont, 100 State St.. Albany. (200 and 100 Seats)

Little Falls, N. Y., VALLEY D. I. Exec: Robert Baranotf. (514)

Loch Sheldrake, N. Y., MOUNTAIN D. I. (Liberty.) Exec: Dr. Luther Grant, 12 Chestnut

St. (464) Lowville, N. Y., VALLEYBROOK D. I., R. D. #2. Exec: Robert Matuszezaka. (300) Malone, N. Y., FRANKLIN D. I., Route 11. Exec: Jerry DuMont. (355)

Malta, N, Y., MALTA D. I. Exec: Sarto Smaldone, 75 Ballston Rd., Saratoga Springs. (370)

Messena, N. Y., SUNSET D. 1.. Route 37. Exec: Donald Gilson, Bay Th., Alexandria Bay. (350)

Menands, N. Y., MENANDS D. I. Exec: Joseph

Miller, 55 Peyster, Albany. (475) Nelliston, N. Y., CHIEF D. I. Exec: Hallenbeck and Riley. (350)

North Elba. N. Y., SARA PLACID D. I. (East Greenbush), P. O. Box 543. Exec: Edward Hoff man and E. Stauter. (h-) North Hoosick. N. Y., HATHAWAY'S D. I. Exec: F. Chase Hathaway. (400)

Norwich, N. Y., NORWICH D. I. (Oneonta). Cherry St. Exec: Pearlman and Kaufman, Jarvis

Th., Binghamton. (500) Ogdensburg. N. Y., RIVERSIDE D. I., Route

l. Exec: John Free, 519 Montgomery St. (250)

Oneonta, N. Y., DEL SEGO D. I. Exec: Bert Mitchell, William Warnken, Sr., 37 Maple St. (544)

Palatine Bridge, N. Y., EL RANCHO D. I. Exec: Clifton Hall, Jr., Colchester Th., Downsville. (430)

Plattsburg, N. Y., PLATTSBURG D. I., Morrisonville Rd., Box 203. Exec: B. W. Hobbs. Box

241, and L. Berry. (400) Plattsburgh, N. Y., STARDUST D. I., 291 Margaret St. Exec: Mrs. Lillian Henry. (365)

Potsdam, N. Y., MOONLIGHT D. 1., Route 56. Exec: A. P. Papayanakos, American Th.. Canton. (480)

Pottersville, N. Y., STARLITE D. I. Exec: Whitman and Downey, 2 West St., Lake George. (450)

Richmondville, N. Y., COBLESKILL D. I. Exec: Julius Pcrlmutter, 1044 Broadway, Albany. (300)

Rockhill. N. Y., ROCKHILL D. I. Exec: Harry Lamont, 100 State St... Albany. (600 and 100 Seats)

Rotterdam. N. Y., RIVERVIEW D. I. Exec: Harry Lamont, 100 State St., Albany, (600)

Schuyler, N. Y., SCHUYLER I). I. Exec: Louis Goldstein, Box 608, 95 Oakland Ave., Gloversville. (550)

South Glens Falls. N. Y., AUST'S OPEN AIR I). 1.. Route 9. Exec: William H. Aust, RFD #1, Gunsevort. (312)

Stillwntcr, N. Y., HUDSON RIVER D. I. (Schughticokcl . R. D. #2. Exec: Domonick ()nrelli, 24 Lyman St., Hoosick Falls. (400)

Tupper Luke. N. Y., TUPPER LAKE D. I. (Formerly TUPPER'S), P. 0. Box 57. Exec: Leon Duchene and Richard D. Hayes, Grand Union Hotel. (350)

Utica, N. Y., KALLET D. I. (Marcy). UticnRome Rd. Exec: S. J. Knllet, Kallet Ths., Oneida. (796)

Utica, N. Y., WGAT D. I. (New Hartford), Kellogg Rd. Exoc: J. Erick Williams, WGAT Broadcasting System. (536)

Vuils Mills, N. Y., VAILS MILLS D. I. (Amsterdam), Route 30, R. D. #4. Exec: Louis Goldstcin, Box 608, 95 Oakland Ave., Glovorsville, and Harry Lamont, 100 State St., Allznng').

THEATRE CATALOG 1953-$4
1953-54 Theatre Catalog, 11th Edition, Page 122