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Black River Drive-in

28035 State Route 3
Watertown, NY 13601

Phone : 315-773-8604
Website:http://www.blackriverdrivein.com/
Facebook: ???
Status: OPEN
Opened:1950
Closed:open
Screens:1
Car Capacity:600
Open Year Round:???
Outside Food:???
Digital:y
Admission Price:$8.00
Pets Allowed:y
Cash Only:???
Sound:???
Food Permit:???
Alcohol:???

About Black River Drive-in

The most recent contribution to New York's Drive-in Renaissance (among the recently-built and formerly 'dark' Drive-ins that have been restored and reopened), the Black River Drive-in was originally built in 1950, and was first lit in August of that year as a solo screen with a capacity for just over 500 cars. It remained lit, seasonally, for more than three decades, through a series of owners and operators, and then went dark in the 1980's .. as America's passion for Drive-ins cooled .. which coincided with the rise of the Mall Culture, the Multiplex cinemas, alternate forms of entertainment- notably the VCR, and the general abandonment and demise of most traditional sole-proprietorships and Mom&Pop operations, and many Drive-in theatres among them. Black River remained dark and forlorn for the next two decades, but as fate and a couple of very ambitious and experienced Drive-in veterans would have it, it was not the river of no return .. after acquiring the property, and the years of clearing the site and cutting red tape that followed, a fabulous resurrection was performed here, and the Black River Drive-in was finally reopened on August 18th, of Season 2006. Situated in a picturesque park-like setting, the revived picture show offers al fresco cinema with double features, seasonally, mid-April thru September. Movie audio is provided with a local radio broadcast (87.9 FM) in stereo. Admission: $8 for Adults (ages 12&up); $3 for Children (7-11); Kids aged 6&under admitted free. Dogs are permitted, providing they will remain leashed and manageable when not in your car (there is also a designated area available for walking them, along the tree line).

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