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El Rancho Drive-in

6070 Route 5
Palatine Bridge, NY 13428

Phone : 518-883-5735
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Status: OPEN
Car Capacity:300
Open Year Round:???
Outside Food:???
Admission Price:$8.00
Pets Allowed:y
Cash Only:???
Food Permit:???

About El Rancho Drive-in

In continuous operation since its big (88' wide) screen was first lit (back in 1952), Palatine Bridge is one of those unexpected and to be cherished roadside anomalies. That it ? has ? managed to survive at all (bypassed by the Interstate and without benefit of frontage & visibility along a major highway), well off the proverbial path, sequestered within what is still predominantly a farming community .. the fact that its solo screen has remained lit through 63 consecutive seasons, is testimony to an enduring appreciation for this classic but modest old fashioned outdoor Picture Show. Palatine Bridge has a capacity for up to 300 cars, during a season which generally runs April thru October (weather-willing); on Friday & Saturday nites in Spring & Fall, and full-tilt 7 nites during the peak Summer season, after Schools let out and up until Labor Day. They light their BIG screen with a double feature, and audio is provided with a localized radio broadcast (90.5 FM). Admission (CASH only): $8 adults (ages 12&up); $4 for Children aged 3-11; Kids aged 2 & under are admitted free, and well-behaved dogs are welcome too. And please note that the El Rancho Drive-in is cash only, so leave the credit cards at home.
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